Ian Wright has come out and suggested that Arsenal should go out and buy the likes of Michael Essien if they want to be a force to be reckoned with again. Writing in his column in The Sun, Wright raised some very valid points about the current state of affairs at Arsenal.
Essien is a very good player and has had bad luck with injuries at Chelsea. A move to a new club may just be what he needs to re-ignite his career. Wright also goes on to say that a move for Essien would also be a good ‘kick up Chelsea’s back side’ as we would be getting one of their best players from them. It is time we become ruthless in the transfer market.
In essence what Wright is saying, and I agree with him, is that Arsenal need to go out and make some big signings. Players such as Nasri and Fabregas are leaving Arsenal because we are not going out and buying more quality players to compliment them.
What I found to be funny whilst reading Wright’s column is how our former striker suggested that maybe giving Wenger a whole bunch of cash may not be such a good idea as he would not know how to spend it.
Wright said, “But I have my suspicions that he would still dither about, take too long to make up his mind and then plump for someone in France or Spain hardly any of us have ever heard of.”
That is typical Wenger. He would do exactly that. Look at us now; whilst the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are already splashing the cash on new signings to improve their squads, we have not signed anyone meaningful yet.
Come on Wenger, go out there and do something. Go to Chelsea and offer them £20million for Essien and hear what they say. Go to Liverpool and bid £20million for Reina. Just do something even if it is just showing a determination to get the best players in the game today. I can bet you that just showing ambition to sign top players will get the likes of Nasri to say, “Wait a minute, Arsenal is trying to be a better team by signing top players. Maybe I should stick around.”