Wenger has reinforced what he has been saying recently; he will spend before the transfer window closes.
He has also said something quite interesting. He has suggested that he is not scared to gamble on a player. Now, this could mean one of two things. Either he means that he will bring in a player who is a relative unknown, or he will spend big on a player who has the potential to be worth his price tag but is not quite there yet. I have a hunch that the latter will be the case. It is evidently clear that Wenger is having a hard time now. To be fair to Wenger, a lot of his problems have been out of his hands.
If Wenger does not spend in the next 9 days, then he will be at fault. Our current first team and squad is just not good enough. Morale is low, the fans are turning against the team and the manager, and the only thing that will help at the moment is to buy someone. Here’s what he had to say:
“We are never afraid to take a gamble.
“But to buy a player is always a gamble anyway.
“I look at the players and if they are good enough. People forget we have bought players - Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Ryo – and you will see over the season they are top-quality players but at the moment we have to give them some time.”
It is interesting that Wenger keeps mentioning the players we have bought. It is clear from what he is saying that he plans to let players such as Ryo and Oxlade-Chamberlain play a big part in our season. Of course it is essential not to get carried away. After all, they are just teenagers. I have a feeling that these two players will be ones for the future. But we should see glimpses of their potential this year.
“Yes overall we will buy. Maybe people feel I am stubborn, but I am not, I just want to do the best for the team and buy the right players.
“If I have shown one thing in the last 15 years, it is that I have brought in good players.
“We will bring as well experienced players. People just say ‘buy’ but it is to buy the right player which is difficult.”
If you believe the reports, we were close to bringing in the likes of Cahill, Jagielka, Samba and now potentially Hazard. I do think these are the sort of players we need. I am sure it is hard to find the ‘right player’, but unfortunately for Wenger, that is what he must do.