Arsene Wenger’s determination not to break his principles will surely be tested this summer should Arsenal fail to win the Premier League title. The Gunners appear to have bottled it once again and the usual problems have occurred. Arsenal’s lack of steel in central midfield has led the Frenchman with a view to taking Scott Parker to the Emirates.
This story has been bubbling since last summer but now a £5M bid is on the cards, according to CaughtOffside.com
West Ham are currently in the relegation zone sitting 18th. But with the bottom placed Wigan and 14th placed Blackburn only separated by 3 points there is still hope for the Hammers.
Recent England International Parker is having another storming season and has been a shining light in the West Ham side who have had an all together disappointing year. The Irons captain was one of the outstanding performers in an England shirt against Wales looking like he had played for the three lions for the majority of his career.
Arsenal have once again dipped dramatically at the tail end of the season, losing the Carling Cup final, crashing out of the Champions League and FA Cup while dropping points in their last three Premier League games. The North London club are now 7 points behind the league leaders having played a game less.
Perhaps after 6 years of failing to win anything Wenger might feel that they should buy some experienced players to support their attacking play. I doubt it because his arrogance is far too big for that. Do Arsenal need a quality goalkeeper, centre back and defensive midfielder? The answer is yes but the Frenchman will probably reply with no.
There is no doubt Parker would relish one last chance on the big stage with Champions League football available. 31 this year, the central midfielder may feel it is his last chance to win some silverware.