The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Arsenal (Deepak's View)
"The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement" series was started by Eddy Hirono, And I really liked the concept so I asked for his permission to write an article about Arsenal in the series.
Me & Eddy will both write a separate article for Arsenal as we both love the club.
This is supposed to be the fourth article (Eddy's article will also be the fourth) in the series. In this article I will look at the three areas where Arsenal need strengthening.
Arsenal had a shaky start to their season, losing to lesser teams like Fulham, Hull City, and Stoke. In between these defeats came victories over Manchester United and Chelsea.
Following their loss at the hands of Manchester City, Arsenal fought back and forged a 21 match unbeaten run, before eventually losing to Chelsea earlier this month. Despite the loss to their London rivals, the run has still been enough to earn the Gunners fourth position.
It is obvious that Arsenal need changes, but where?
That I will answer.
Face it; Almunia is not good enough to replace Jens Lehman.
He might make some good saves but he lets go of the easiest of the shots that a goalkeeper can ever save, releases the ball forward without thinking whether he is giving it to his own players or not... I could go on and on about how Almunia is not good enough for Arsenal.
There are a few possible viable replacements for Manuel Almunia but the best player would be Diego Lopez, a Real Madrid academy product who plays for Villareal.
Third choice goalkeeper for Spain after Casillas and Reina, Diego Lopez has talent, great reflexes, positioning skills, and does not make the blunders which Almunia is guilty of.
Holding Midfielder (Central Defensive Midfielder)
When Hleb and Flamini left Arsenal, two gaping holes were left in the Arsenal midfield.
One of those holes was filled in the summer with the signing of the talented young Frechman Samir Nasri, but Mr. Wenger has tried to plug the other with Neves Denilson and Alexandre Song.
Although Denilson and Song did a good job of filling in for Arsenal, they are not the solution. What Arsenal need in there is someone with a little bit of experience, who could win the ball for Fabregas to distribute.
The possible candidates for that spot are Lorik Cana, Jeremy Toulalan, and Goekhan Inler, all of whom are no-brainers from me, as they are rumored to be targets for Arsene Wenger.
Personally, I feel the best man for the job would be Lorik Cana from Marseille as he has got the experience (aged 25), delivers some hard tackles to win the ball, and is also good in the air—just what Arsenal need.
Adebayor is leaving at the end of the season, hopefully. He was a waste of space and wages in the Arsenal squad this season.
He might have scored goals but was missing in many a game, staying offside for more than 75 percent of the game (whenever the ball was passed to him, I was praying "please don't be offside, please don't be offside" but he was offside.)
Many people argue that Bendtner is not a good striker, but he has shown that he is good moving off the ball and can find the gaps of the defence. He's a smart striker and although he's not a good finisher, if he adds this to his game he would become one of the best strikers in the world.
But Arsenal don't have the time to be waiting on Bendtner to learn how to finish. So the possible replacements for Adebayor are David Villa and Roque Santa Cruz.
Roque Santa Cruz is a good player but had had an injury plagued season and the last thing Arsenal want is another injury prone player. So my pick would be David Villa and he has already expressed his desire to play for Arsenal.
Many might say that David Villa is out of the price range of Arsenal but if we suppose that Adebayor is sold for £35 million, all Arsenal would have to pay is £5 million and the wages would be freed up by selling Adebayor. David Villa is all Arsenal need and I don't have to explain why.
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