You could say that even the best managers in the world have foibles. For example, Sir Alex Ferguson bought more dodgy keepers in his quarter of a centre at Manchester United.
The difference between him and Arsene Wenger, however, is that Fergie kept signing them until he found one worthy of an elite squad. Meanwhile the Arsenal boss arguably sees the goalkeeper position as less of a priority than the outfield.
His latest keeper, David Ospina, is decent but he may well suffer the same errors of judgement that have pock-marked Arsneal’s goalkeeping pretty much since David Seaman left.
The latest keeper to be linked to Arsenal has good experience but lacks the pedigree of a really elite player. Talksport reckons:
Arsenal will have to offer Galatasaray a fee of around £15m if they are to persuade them to sell Fernando Muslera.
The goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners, who are on the lookout for a new man between the sticks with both Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina failing to convince this season.
He’s played 66 times for Uruguay so he has good experience. But his club career reached a pinnacle at Lazio before he moved to Galatasaray in 2011 – a decent professional life so far but he’s not exactly a cut above the likes of Ospina (52 caps for Colombia) and Szczesny (22 for Poland).
Why oh why doesn’t Wenger sign Petr Cech and have done with the problem for 2-3 years?
Arsenal fans: fed up with Wenger trying to get keepers on the cheap?