So there’s been a lot of talk about Rooney in the past week. David Moyes came out and said that he is pretty much only going to be used as a backup to Van Persie. For a player of Rooney’s quality and age, I understand why he would be upset, however, he is not bigger than the club. Currently, I believe the only reason Man Utd want to keep Rooney is because they don’t want to play against him in the Premier League.
Arsenal and Chelsea are the two front runners in the race to sign Rooney. Jose Mourinho was speaking yesterday about how Wayne Rooney is their only transfer target, suggesting that they are willing to go all out to try and sign him. If he had to choose between Chelsea and Arsenal, I’m fairly certain that he would rather join the team in Blue, mainly due to the money. Arsene Wenger spoke about his wages:
“We have not the problem of the wages of Wayne Rooney, but it’s very difficult for us to talk about a specific case. We work hard but we are not close to signing anybody.
“The competition in Europe is very hard at the moment. There’s a lot of money and not many players.”
When Wenger talks about the competition in Europe, it makes you wonder because this was the Summer of strikers leaving. Wenger could have worked harder to sign at least one of the following: Falcao, Cavani, Tevez, Llorente, and Neymar. I believe that Higuain is still the best chance of a striker joining Arsenal this Summer. Wenger probably would prefer Suarez, mainly because of his goal scoring record and expeirence in the league plus his versatility up front. He can play almost anywhere up there, so Arsene can switch positions with him Giroud, Walcott, and Podolski. If we sign any one of Higuain, Suarez, or Rooney, I think that the club would be lifted and have a much better chance of winning the league.
Everybody’s favourite player Andre Santos is set to leave Arsenal, again. Flamengo are the takers this time, after Germio had him last season. For most Arsenal fans, Santos’ is a bit of enemy due to his relationship with Van Persie and when he asked for his shirt in the middle of the game. For me, my problem with him is that he is rubbish.
“We all know André [Santos] well. He played for Flamengo in the past besides working with me at Corinthians.
“He is an experienced full-back, has played in many places, has a lot of quality, a player that will add a lot if everything works out and the deal becomes official.”
A deal looks likely and will be finalized in the next 48 hours. Left back is a position where I don’t feel we need any players in. Monreal and Gibbs are going to fight out to see who is going to be first choice, but you wouldn’t mind to see any of them start a game. Miquel has also been used as a left back in preseason, suggesting that he may play there if one of them get’s injured. The defence is strong I feel, however, I don’t feel like it is large enough. Our preferred centre back pairing of Mertesacker and Koscielny is fantastic, but if one of them get’s injured, who is going to come in? Sagna has shown his ability to shine in the position, and I would much rather him than some 33 year old french man that Wenger signed as a free agent. The talk of Ashley Williams has died down and he is overrated to start with. Chucks Aneke has been playing back there in preseason but he really hasn’t had any need to show off what he can do. Anyways, Wenger just needs to sign at least a striker and a midfielder.
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