The frustration continues to grow at Arsenal! With the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona it had been thought that Arsene Wenger would now step up his bid for Valencia’s World Cup winner, Juan Mata who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal all summer. But now we have missed out on signing him as he is set to join Chelsea.
A statement on the Valencia website read: “Valencia Football Club has reached an agreement in principle with Chelsea FC for the transfer of the player Juan Manuel Mata. The agreement is subject to the relevant medical tests.”
There are not many world-class players available on the transfer market but Mata was one of them. I have no idea now where Wenger is going to find these big name players to bring to the club this summer. Yet again, could this be evidence that Arsenal are slow in the transfer market or they are simply refusing to spend money to bring in quality?