New Arsenal Signing marks the Future of Transfers at the Emirates
January 31, 2012
When Wenger first came to England, the other title contenders had more or less sewn up the scouting network on the British Isles, the next George Best or Denis Law was going to be snapped up by United or Liverpool.
He had his connections in France and other parts of the continent… he stole a massive march on Fergie and Co by signing the likes of Anelka and Fabregras whilst the rest were scouting on a cold evening at Turf Moor.
Times are different now, and the signing of the Dortmund youngster today signals the future of Wenger’s transfer business. It does not make great reading for us to be fair.
You see, if we skipped the clock back to 1999, before the others caught on… the likes of Mario Goetze or Eden Hazard would already have been snapped up by Arsenal. Not any more – the Chelski’s of this world have scouting networks as extensive and deep as ours so the clubs with the shit hot young guns now hold out for the mega money.
Wenger used to be able to go to a club on the continent and nick their equivalent of Jack Wilshere – now he has to gamble more, meaning more hit and miss young signings by buying their version of Chuks Aneke. Unlike Wilshere who everyone can see has a 90% chance of making it at the very top world-class level… the next rung down is of course supremely talented but comes with far more risk of achievement.
Not a lot we can do really – I am told by a very reliable source that Eden Hazard will sign for Chelski this summer…. after being offered a ludicrous signing on fee. Mata choose them ahead of us after picking up a 7M Euro signing on fee.
Le gaffer is now under attack not only in the prime transfer market as we can never offer City type wages or Chav type mega money signing on fees, but he is also under heavy attack in attracting the cream of the young gun crop as they too now get offered silly money by the minted clubs.
Very tough times out there in transfer land – bloody glad we have a boss like Wenger on board, imagine if you had a nerd like Dalglish spunking your season ticket money on duffs like Carroll?
Back the boss – he is our only saviour in the mad bad world of fakester money.