Yesterday Arsene flatly denied contact with the experienced Brazilian midfielder Jadson (27) who is valued at £10m, but in today’s papers Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu blew Arsene’s cover. Lucescu stated,
“I can confirm Arsenal have contacted Jadson, It all now depends on him.”
Arsene must be telling porkies rather than loosing touch with reality but ahead of a big night for Arsene, a night in which the manager has to reassure the fans that he is moving the club forward rather than just stagnating their beloved club. If things go wrong then it might lead to Arsene finally losing the plot and the faith of a few more fans. It must feel tense for poor old Arsene, but tenser perhaps for the gunner’s fans.
While most of the fans, and rightly so, remain behind the manager, their is a growing minority who are becoming restless and fed up with what they see as a team on the slide. They see a team that buckles under pressure because it lacks a spine and proper leadership – then they feel that they being bullied into selling want-away captain Cesc Fabregas and most likely the sale of influential midfielder Samir Nasri.
For Arsene to win back full support it is imperative then Arsene reinvests every penny of the sale of of both Cesc and Nasri. He must not so much replace Nasri and Cesc as they already have their natural replacements in the talented Witshire and Ramsey.
Arsene must instead invest in areas where they lack presence, they need a holding midfielder and at least one center back plus quality on the wing, one of which must need experience and leadership. In Jadson, they may have just got the experience they have been lacking.
Jadson lifted the 2009 UEFA Cup in which he supplied the winning goal. Jadson could provide the gunners with the steel and cutting edge they have lacked for some time.