“We are delighted to secure the deal for Lukas and see him as an important part of our future,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“He is a top-class player, a very good finisher and a proven performer at club and international level. He is a very strong player and will provide us with good attacking options.”
That’s what Arsene Wenger has said regrading the capture of Lukas Podolski, and I’m inclined to agree with him. Having witnessed last summer’s dreadful last-minute farrago in the transfer market, it appears a few lesson have been learnt. We’re strengthening early, and before anyone else beats us to it.
Arsenal’s burden for goalscoring has fallen solely on the shoudlers of Robin van Persie this season. Podolski is an established international player with an impressive record. As far as signings go, it’s a very good one and I’m delighted we have some proper comfirmation.
As that story is put to bed, the rumours surrounding Jan Vertonghen have stepped up, and he’s being widely tipped to be the next player arriving. I’m not going to pretend I know that much about him having only seen him play for Ajax a couple of times, but he looks a solid unit, and he’s more than capable in the air. This one appears to have a lot of validity to it.
Whilst the above will improve the squad, the one I really want is M’Vila. Our Midfield lacks that kind of player who can effectively cover the back four and defend. Many people seem to think that the defensive midfielder position is antiquated. I disagree. It’s something Arsenal need.
If you look at our defensive stability as a team, the midfield is the area we lack covering players. Regularly, both full backs and the central pairing are left wildly exposed by players who simply don’t track back. Alex Song, for all his exceptional contributions upfield, isn’t playing the role we need him to.
M’Vila can solve that, and he’s a bloody good player as well. If we can add both Vertonghen and M.Vila, along with keeping the current squad we have together, there’s every possibility we’ll look an immeasurably stronger team capable of challenging for some of that elusive silverware.
I’ve almost forgotten what a cup looks like…
That’s all for today, you beautiful bastards. Below are the comments. They await your views on potential new recruits and I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in welcoming Lukas to Arsenal. I hope he turns out to be a real success here.
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