Perhaps we simply don’t understand the nuances and complications involving a major transfer deal. But, to our unsullied eye, it always appears as if Arsenal are dragging their heels when it comes to getting the big deals done.
Chelsea, for example, regularly seem to get deals done almost overnight. And you often wake up to find that Manchester City have done a big transfer deal without the media having even caught a whiff of the rumour. Perhaps this simply comes down to cash rich clubs who are playing catch up with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United (another club who seem, at times, hopelessly languid in the market).
Perhaps Arsenal need to be a little more decisive in the transfer market this summer. There are, after all, a couple of players who could be signed in relatively straightforward deals, wouldn’t cost the earth and would definitely add depth and quality in the right areas.
Step forward Loic Remy – the perfect example. Having excelled at QPR and Newcastle Remy would surely love to go to Arsenal and play under fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger. Similarly, he looks like Wenger’s sort of player – quick, silky and technically astute.
Remy could add vital firepower to the squad but would be cheap enough to allow The Gunners another major splurge in the striking department – Arsenal need more than one new striker if they want to compete at home and in Europe – to that end the Frenchman would represent an absolute bargain.
Arsenal are rumoured to want the player and Remy was spotted at a Gunners game earlier this month. Yet still no deal.
You would have thought that a pre-World Cup deal would be best for both parties and SkyBet now have Arsenal as 4/6 odds on favourites to join the club in this window. A goal every other game for Newcastle in the league this season proves that he’s got the talent to succeed at the top.
So what’s the hold up? Arsenal need to get this deal done before another top talent slips through the net.
Arsenal fans: Are we on the same page as to Remy’s suitability for the club? Let’s show you some of his magic.