It’s no secret that Arsenal is the most ‘reported’ club in the world right now. The club may not be as financially strong as the Manchester united and
Barcelona’s of this world but they sure hold their own when it comes to their fan base, as the Gunners could boast of worldwide support right from all over the world but you wouldn’t know if you haven’t stepped out of the United Kingdom.
Arsenal were one of the first clubs who embraced the social media and used it as a medium of reaching out to their fans and promoting the Arsenal
brand, and i dare you to check the stat of any neutral blog/site on the web and you would notice that the number of Arsenal-related news is several
times the multiple of the other clubs.
This has actually taken its toll on the club because majority of the transfer news that are actually at the disposal of the Arsenal fans are all fixed with no atom of truth in them. Although, this season has been somewhat of an exception because the media followed closely the deals of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy. However, they seem to have reverted to their old ways this time.
Recent reports spreading like wide fire has it that Arsenal are trying to bring Manchester United winger Nani to the Emirates for a fee believed to
be in the region of £9 million.
In my opinion, I think this transfer dealing is just a farce and one that would definitely not excite any Arsenal fan.
Here are some reasons why I think this deal wouldn’t come down the pike:
– Bringing Nani to the club would cause increased competition to the players on the wing because we already have players like Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, and make-shift wingers like Tomas Rosicky who could feature on the wing. And honestly, signing Nani would be a step down to what we already have at the Emirates.
– For a winger, Nani’s style of play is selfish and wasteful,
he prefers cutting inside and dribbling his way into the penalty box in order to score rather than crossing the ball to a striker to latch onto it, and following the antecedents of Arsene Wenger, he never loved this selfish style of play.
– I don’t think Arsenal has a track record of signing players of his age unless they are on a bosman or less than a million Pounds, but paying £9 million for a player who would turn 28 this year is way out of context.
– Arsenal have a lot of talented youngsters like Serge Gnabry, Ryo Miyaichi and Gedion Zelalem who could play on the wing and are seriously yearning for 1st team action, and if Nani should be signed then that means that their hopes of featuring this season would be further dashed, which is not a move with the interest of the future at heart.
– Doing business with Manchester United has not always favoured Arsenal infact the last one we did with them which involved Mikael Silvestre coming to the Emirates was a huge failure and one that Wenger could regard as a low point in his managerial career.
Silvestre who joined Arsenal in the summer of 2008 scored an own goal on his Champions League debut against Fenerbahce and was renowned for his woeful and uninspiring defending.
Nani shouldn’t be brought anywhere near the Emirates stadium because United have a knack of hoarding their players while dropping them when they seem finished and low in confidence.
Fellow Gunners what do you think?