Brilliant news - Arsenal make a new bid for Praet and Andersen and it looks real
It seems that we will be signing Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen for £44 Million which is a bargain in my opinion.
It comes from a reliable source Sampnews24, who was the first to reveal the transfer of Lucas Torreira to Arsenal last year and to me that adds some serious credibility.
And they claim that Sampdoria is inclined to accept the offer.
I think this is brilliant news
These are the type of players I would have been disappointed with 6 years ago or so. Now, I have to be realistic, they are likely as good a player as we can afford and attract. Not the type of players who are likely to drive us up the table but that illusion left me when we imploded in the run in.
This club is not going to finish in the top 4 any time soon.
In my opinion we might actually need these type of players more than star players. I think we need to find players with passion who are prepared to work their socks of. Then make those players work together in a system. Once that is set, we can than replace players with added quality bit by bit. And we are not likely to be able to attract star players either, nor afford them.
As for top 4 chances, I would say we have every chance of finishing top 4. We finished 1 point behind Tottenham and 2 points behind Chelsea over a full season in the Premier League. That is not a world of difference. And Chelsea for one has just lost Hazard while being on a transfer ban, and they might have to get a new coach. But that is just me.