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Re: Giroud against the big boys
Posted by: De Times
Date: 15/04/2014 18:25
You know what, Chelsea needed a dm, so they went and bought Ginkel. The guy got injured, and chelsea went again to buy Matic, the both players costing in excess of 30m pounds in transfer fee alone. The cash doesn't look that much in today's market to be fair, but not every club can do that. Wenger can't just go and buy any player just for buying sake, because it will then mean that we'll need another player in that position in the long term, and we can't afford that. Our finances is not such that if a player doesn't come good, or gets injured like in the case of Ginkel, we just go again to buy another player, in the space of six months. With clubs like chelsea, their financial muscle cover a lot of their feckups in the transfer market. But Arsenal don't have that cash to experiment at any significant cost. Wenger knew we needed a striker long before the media and fans said so ( I was saying it long before anyone on here), but for him, and I agree, it's gotta be suarez or higuain or someone of that quality.
I agree that any decent striker could've pushed us further this very season, but that is mainly with the benefit of hindsight, something Wenger or any other human for that matter doesn't have. We were more than 20 points behind ManU last season, it's therefore only fair to think that it's only a top class striker that can push us closer to the top, hence the pursuit of suarez and higuain. With what we had, Walcott, Podolski, and Giroud, we would've been very ok without another top striker if those players hadn't missed a big part of the season. I will take podolski, walcott and giroud over eto'o, ba, and torres any day of the week.

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