New reports have linked Arsenal to Bayern Munich’s Luis Gustavo via the German paper Bild. It is widely accepted that after signing Thiago and Gotze and with having Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Muller and Martinez Bayern are prepared to let Gustavo go as he is clearly not needed and his playing time would be limited.
The frontrunner’s for his signature are Chelsea, Wolfsburg and Arsenal. The question I have to ask is why do we express an interest in all these players and never follow it up.
So far this summer we know we have expressed an interest in Fellaini and we know his release clause is £23 million, had a £19.75 bid rejected by Bender and are going to take the young Colombian Sebestian Perez on trial from Monday. It seems we undervalue these players and after having a first bid rejected we are not willing to up our offer and really pursue the players we want and need.
We know Fellaini is available for £23 million and you ask Arsenal fans and probably 80% would say he is worth it so why does Wenger and the board not get him when they know what they need to do to get him. Why bid £19.75 million for Bender then not follow it up which another bid how many transfers are agreed on the first bid. Everyone knows the selling team will want as much money as possible so try and get a little bit of extra money so you will need to follow up with further bids.
I think Gustavo could be a useful player as he has played for Munich who our a top European team, his passing isn’t the best but not every player in your team has to be the best technically. I don’t fancy our chances if Chelsea are after him as they are a club who are willing to pay the going rate for a player.
We are obviously in for a defensive midfielder with the numerous bids for players and letting Coquelin go on loan with Frimpong rumoured to be following but Arsenal have to be willing to pay the market rate. Bringing a 20 year old Perez on trial is not going to ease fans fears as we need an experienced proven player who can have an immediate impact, if we are after a 20 year old I don’t see why we didn’t keep Coquelin who had vast potential.
Out of the linked players in order of preference I would prefer Fellaini, Gustavo, Bender as Fellaini is PL proven and can add physicality but with Man U now interested I would be surprised if we got him.
What is your view?
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