Arsenal Transfers: 5 Experienced Players Who Could Lead Gunners to Trophies
Ever since Arsenal were victorious in the FA Cup in 2005, the Gunners have seen the following seasons go by without winning a single trophy.
Arsenal has always been in contention to win a title, but with the way the other big clubs have been strengthening their squads and the fact that Arsenal haven't been able to pull off key wins, the Gunners have struggled to win a title.
The Gunners managed to win a preseason cup this summer, Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup, but it is just a minor cup that included teams such as Southampton and Anderlecht.
So with that, Arsenal have been quick to get to work during this summer transfer window.
They have already acquired two talented forwards in Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski, but with a potential departure from the Emirates for players such as Robin van Persie, the Gunners might not be finished yet with their transfer window activities.
However, to win a major title, Arsenal will need to add some experience to their team. There are many experienced players who could lead the Gunners to a trophy and strengthen the weak areas of Arsenal's squad.
So with that in mind, here are five experienced players who could lead the Gunners to trophies.
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Clubs: Sao Paolo, Milan, Real Madrid
Reasoning: Over the course of his long career, Kaká has made it known that he is one of the best midfielders of his time.
He has great playmaking abilities and can make chances out of what might seem like a usual possession for his team. He can also score goals when necessary, sometimes fantastic goals.
At this point in his career, the Brazilian isn't capable of doing what he was able to do in the prime of his career. However, he still has some tricks left up his sleeve.
Right now at Real Madrid, he isn't getting the playing time a player of his calibre would desire. With other midfielders like Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria, it is hard for a player like Kaká to get the playing time he would want.
So with this, a player like this would benefit from a departure to a good club where he could get more playing time.
If he were to join Arsenal, he would certainly receive that time as he would have the experience factor to offer to the Gunners. The Brazilian midfielder has been part of teams that have won many titles, so adding that experience to a team in need of trophies could definitely benefit the team.
Kaká has been linked with Arsenal in the past (TalkSport), so I think the Gunners should reinvigorate their interest in the playmaker.
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Clubs: Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale
Reasoning: If Kaká doesn't sign for Arsenal, then Wesley Sneijder would be the perfect addition to the Gunners.
He plays football with a good level of finesse along with great technique and skill. He is a great playmaker; he can make great, timely passes that can result in needed goals. The Dutch midfielder can also dribble and keep possession of the ball when necessary.
Not only is he capable of making great passes, but he can also shoot from a distance. He might not score all of those chances, but he can put them on target on a consistent basis.
He is also a good free kick taker, whether it means whipping in a ball or simply taking a striker.
One of his most important traits, however, is experience. He has been part of teams that have won their domestic league and/or the Champions League.
These are all qualities that are needed at Arsenal, and they would benefit the team immensely.
The experience that comes with winning titles is something that Arsenal need to get a good season going.
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Clubs: Sheffield United, Everton
Reasoning: Phil Jagielka is one of the Premier League's most consistent defenders. With five seasons in the Premier League under his belt, the English defender has managed to establish himself in the league.
Everton is a team known for being defensively sound; they have defenders such as Jagielka, Johnny Heitinga, Leighton Baines and more.
He is also a great passer; he can play long balls.
Ultimately, he is a great defender with a great deal of experience in the Premier League.
That is exactly the kind of defender who could help to stabilize Arsenal's back four and make them a defensively sound team.
Defense is one of Arsenal's weak areas, and Jagielka could be a next step in improving this aspect of the Gunners' play.
Jagielka has been linked with Arsenal in the past(Daily Mail), so I think that the Gunners should try once more to sign the defender.
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Clubs: PSV, De Graafschap, AGOVV, Heerenveen, Ajax, Real Madrid, Milan, Shalke 04
Reasoning: As you can see, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has spent his career at many different clubs so far. Throughout this process of growth, Huntelaar has become one of the best strikers out there in world football.
Last season with Shalke, the Dutch striker scored 48 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions. Those are some massive scoring numbers.
With Robin van Persie's potential departure from the Emirates, Arsenal will need an experienced striker who has proven that he can score goals on a consistent basis at a high level.
In addition, he has been a part of great clubs, so that experience would add to what the striker could offer at Arsenal.
Arsenal have been linked with the forward (Give Me Football), so they should not stop in their chase for the prolific scorer.
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Clubs: Wigan Athletic, Everton
Reasoning: Just like Phil Jagielka, English defender Leighton Baines has also completed five seasons in the Premier League. He has also established himself in the league and proven that he is one of the best left-backs in the league.
The defender is a speedy one at left-back and likes to join in on the attack. He is a good crosser and makes key passes in matches.
In addition to that, he is a great set-piece taker. He can whip in long balls with his left foot or he can attempt a shot.
Left-back is one of Arsenal's weakest positions, and adding a player like Leighton Baines would improve the team's defense and offense.
He is another player who has been linked with Arsenal in the past (Metro), so he should be another player that Arsenal should try to pursue once more.
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In conclusion, it is doubtful that Arsenal will sign all of these players, but they should still try to sign as many of these players as possible.
The Gunners could probably sign one or two of these players, and if they do so, their chances of winning a trophy would increase drastically.
So, do you think Arsenal could sign any of these players? If so, which player(s)?
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