Wenger: We’ll try to bring players in| Post-Newcastle thoughts.
Morning gooners! The Premier League kicked off yesterday and even though we have not had the best of starts, I’m just glad that the best series the world has ever seen is back!
I saw yesterday’s game and it is quite obvious we are still a few bodies away from becoming champions.
No, I’m not saying this team cannot win a trophy, but add 2-3 top class players to that team and we’ll definitely win trophies.
Whilst yesterday’s performance was unconvincing, there were a few positives. The defence was top drawer! Koscielny and TV5 were colossal and were equal to everything a very physical Newcastle side threw at them.
I particularly loved the duel between Kos and Ameobi, one in which the French man came out on top. Also, we kept another clean sheet. And we finally have a dominant goalkeeper in Szczesny.
One bad feature in the game was the manager being subjected to chants of “spend some f**king money” by the away fans. I won’t comment on whether what they did was wrong or right.
Everyone is entitled to his views and if some people believe that booing the manager is their adopted approach, fair play to them.
After the game, Arsene Wenger insisted he is not against spending to boost the team’s Premier title. And with the club set to receive around £60m from the expected sale of Cesc and Nasri, he made his stance known. Said He,
I’m not against spending money if the players we buy improve our squad. We must find them and we’re looking very hard, believe me. We have a very big squad and if some players leave, we’ll try to bring others in.”
While Le Boss did not confirm that Nasri is close to joining Man City, he admitted that there was danger of the club being seen as a feeder club if the current trend of selling best players continues.
Yes, we’re concerned by that because when you take players at 16, 17, 18-year-olds and play them in the Premier League, you need to be brave. You do it because you think they deserve it but also because you think the club will be rewarded when they are 23, 24 and they’re in a position to deliver.”
It is good to hear the manager admit that the team needs reinforcements. However, following the events of the past week, one knows more than to believe everything Wenger says.
As usual, let us know what you think!