Keown blasts Arsenal transfer policy

This is an opportunity Arsene Wenger has well and truly wasted though and James Taylor of believes it will cost them the Premier League and Champions League.


Merson has ripped into Wenger and reminded the Frenchman that he is not sitting on his or the club’s cash, but rather the fans, who deserve more bang for their buck.

While the majority of Gooner voices seem to be cracking with frustration – many boiling into anger – I don’t think our summer business needs to be classed as a complete disaster.

“We have missed out on players before, Franck Ribery and Patrick Vieira for example”, he said. He’s won two FA Cups on the bounce and they keep finishing in the top four.

In the midst of everyone kicking the dead horse that is Arsenal’s transfer inactivity, one man has done the unpopular thing and defended Arsene Wenger for who he is and what he has done.

Gunners boss Wenger has found himself under fire from Sky expert Gary Neville who questioned their “grit and determination” as well as insisting they lacked “personality” to be successful.

Some supporters took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to organise a protest against Wenger’s transfer policy outside the Emirates but come 7pm – the hour the demonstration was scheduled to start – there were no Gooners with a grievance on view, much to the amusement of the Daily Mirror.

“The whole idea was that we are going to this big stadium, holding 60,000 people, to bring in top quality players”.

“I don’t know what Wenger’s playing at, he’s very stubborn”, he told Talksport.

The one exception is obviously goalkeeper Petr Cech. “If you’re going to get into his team, you’ve got to improve it and you’ve got to be better than what he’s got”.

Wenger had said he would make a move for an “exceptional player” – many fans had called for the club to chase Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema – but none appeared available before the deadline closed.

Arsenal fans were hoping to see a world-class striker arrive, and Ibrahimovic would have fitted the mandate at the point of the attack.

“The way him and my mum have brought me up extends to my outlook on life and how I want to live the rest of it”.

Without a Central defender, a striker or a holding midfielder, Arsenal will not win the premier league this season and soon that lack of reinforcement will began to expose the squad mid way into the season.


The links with the Argentina worldwide go a long way back, with Arsenal having been in the running to land his signature before he left Real Madrid for Napoli two years ago.

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