Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time to buy home-grown: Joe Hart is a priority

Wenger must buy Joe Hart or be contented with floppy Fab and big Al.

Arsene Wenger believes that it might be easier to buy players domestically than abroad, as he prepares to flex his financial muscle in the transfer market.

The financial genius is reputed for his expertise in determining and transforming unknown quantities (raw but talented players) into household names.

The manager's involvement in the transfer market in recent years is nothing to write home about. Of course, I know he's kept himself busy in the past (window-shopping). But apart from the signings of Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, the valiant Vermaelen and some freebies (Sylvestre, Chamakh, Campbell), I almost forgot to include Samuel Galindo, there is practically no indication of action this summer.
Anyway, Wenger takes delight in making his stars simple!.

The 60-year-old told Arsenal' official website that home is where the deals are: "It is changing a little because the market will be lower," he said.

"It looks to me like the big teams with big financial potential like Man City, like Chelsea might go abroad. So if they move abroad the internal market will be a lot cheaper."

Lovely but not smart I'd say, except Wenger has some sleek idea up his intellectual sleeve (which I pray he does).
Sincerely, I hope Wenger expends 5.6% (£8m) of his £45m summer transfer kitty on a goalkeeper, preferably Joe Hart.

The on-loan Birmingham keeper is pleasant to watch and at 22, Wenger has a lot of time to derive utility from his purchase.
Hart is currently pushing for a place in Fabio Capello's England squad at this summer's World Cup.

Finally, just like every observer (including you), I am prepared to watch events unfold at the club, gradually it might be but ready I am.