In the Football Transfer Tavern this evening, we’re wondering whether it’s even possible to feel reassured, yet peeved at the same time but that’s something our Arsenal fans seem to be suffering right now.
These feelings have been brought on by Arsenal director Lord Harris who today claimed Arsene Wenger can pretty much buy any player in the world bar Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo right now with £200 million sitting in the bank.
With the Gunners that much more better off nowadays after coming through their period of austerity in paying the Emirates Stadium debt off, it appears Arsenal are in the money but this has done nothing to truly please Gooners with their club still being incredibly patient in the transfer window.
Having only signed Petr Cech so far this transfer window, that was of course a very good start but many Gunners fans were expecting this deal to be followed up by the arrivals of a new defensive midfielder and striker.
Judging from the article however, it appears Arsenal are in the market for a world class striker and that player is likely to be Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema although a deal will still prove incredibly difficult to pull off.
Nevertheless, as we saw with Mesut Ozil a few summer’s back, high profile moves such as Benzema can come to avail late in the window when nobody saw it happening before.
As Wenger assesses his options, we’ve taken this time to devise what we believe to be the best starting eleven Arsenal can field with everybody fit this season.
Click on the image below to reveal what we believe to be the best starting XI Arsenal can field under Arsene Wenger next season.