Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Arsenal Pursue The Signature(s) Of Arteta, Johnson and Benayoun

There are numerous unsubstantiated rumours currently doing the rounds on television, radio and the web over the likelihood of Arsenal signing an additional player, possibly a midfielder.

Arsene Wenger and co have already brought in seven players this summer; Carl Jenkinson, Yao Gervinho, Joel Campbell, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chu Young Park, Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker for a combined fee believed to be in the region of €45-55million. However, the former Monaco tactician is expected to reciprocate the kind gesture he accorded to the defence and attack departments of his squad by manner of signing a creative playmaker.

Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey have shown promise when called upon, but it is pretty obvious that the good days are long gone for the former, as for the latter, he has some learning to do. Our russian import, Andrey Arshavin in a nutshell is very unpredictable, while Abou Diaby enjoys his past-time of reading the physio's manual to a fault.

The return of Jack Wilshere will herald a new beginning for the Arsenal midfield, which has being devoid of creativity for some time now, no thanks to the departure of our midfield orchestrators. But it is pertinent to note that additions are necessary, if we are to maintain our enviable position as an elite club in the Premier League.

In the meantime, there are deals supposedly in place as we speak that could bring Adam Johnson or Mikel Arteta to the Emirates. Furthermore, Arsenal are expected to unveil Israeli international Yossi Benayoun in the coming hours from Chelsea on loan, if there is an iota of truth in the reports in question. Anyway, I still prefer Arteta to the rest. lets keep our fingers crossed, while the clock ticks mercilessly.