Arsenal to miss out on perfect signing?
Before you do anything else, I encourage you to check out this article in which I give a detail look at the effect that Thierry Henry’s transfer to Barcelona will have on Arsenal next season. Since then, a lot of the focus has gone into searching for a new striker to replace Henry, but I think it is important to remember that before the Frenchman’s departure to Barcelona there was an almost unanimous feeling among Arsenal supporters that the side needed to bring in a world class winger. I fail to see how this has changed.
I previously stated that I believe Lyon’s Florent Malouda would be the perfect signing for the club. After Henry’s departure I still feel this way. I feel that Robin van Persie is about to have a big year and Emmanuel Adebayor has made enough progress to suggest that the two of them can form an exciting and successful partnership next season. They will definitely require a third striker to assist with the scoring – someone like Ryan Babel or Carlo Tevez – but at this stage, I still see signing Malouda as the top priority for Arsenal.
You can imagine my surprise/annoyance/disgust when I recently saw that Chelsea had reportedly made a £12million bid for Malouda.
My advice to Arsene Wenger on the back of this news is simple; go to a phone, call up Malouda’s agent and say “Please come to Arsenal. We will guarantee you a starting position if you train hard and pay you good money as well.”
I know Arsene knows, but in this case, is that too much to ask?
On another topic, I’m was happy to find another blogger with the same opinion as me about the possibility of Nicolas Anelka signing for the club. Taken from The Cannon:
“There is one player that looks likely to come though, and that’s Anelka. I’d just quickly like to say he can f*** right off. I don’t want him here. If he does come then I’m not going to be his biggest fan and he’s certainly going to have to prove himself to win me over.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. What do you think?
Have your say on Chelsea’s bid for Malouda or Nicolas Anelka by leaving a comment.