Another transfer window and more drama from not only the media but from Arsenal fans alike.
Will Cesc be sold to Barcelona? Who will be the highest bidder for Nasri? It was all a little exasperating.
Truth be told both are great players and what team wouldn’t love to have them on their rosters?
And like all the players sold or out on loan this year Fabregas and Nasri are a genuine product of Arsenal football and philosophy.
They came to Emirates to get a first team chance, they did, and they got a chance to prove themselves against the elite teams in Europe. Not winning trophies is all on their shoulders and not on account of the manager’s dealings in the transfer market.
They came to Arsenal to fight hard for trophies and just fell short. Yet all the experience gained is priceless.
The players that left are good and gone now. As an Arsenal fan I am more sure and confident than ever that success will come.
Now we have players who want to be at the club and to fight for the cause by any means necessary.
Hats off to Wenger, despite all the negative talk, he has brought in four quality players so far.
With the exception of Gervinho, a proven winner at Lille, Ryo Miyachi, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still young and have a lot to prove and learn.
Yet they are top quality, but more important they are all players who want to play for Arsenal. Jenkinson a life long fan, has already shown that he has the desire and determination.
Like the other new arrivals Jenkinson came to the Gunners to win – not just to learn and then to move abroad.
The life of a footballer is never permanent. But to play for a team that you have always admired is what Arsenal has been missing. The x-factor to fight tooth and nail to the final whistle for the badge.To know the odds are against you but to stand tall and deliver.
Yes, Arsenal are young and have had defensive frailties but the season is young and the team should not be judged before the winter break, let alone a few games into the season.
Yes the team still lacks depth, but money should not be spent on players just to fill the roster. Arsenal needs quality players who want to play for Arsenal and if they can’t be found then continue to promote from within.
The philosophy of a club is paramount. It’s not about Wenger being stubborn – 15 years of Champions League football doesn’t come by buying big name players every year.
Just look at other teams that have chosen that route.
Wenger’s mistake was building a team around one player. Injuries are always constant in football. Lessons must be learned from what happened with Fabregas.
Now Arsenal must move on and keep playing their beautiful football style of football.
In short, we lost two top quality players but gained four bigger hearts. Nothing against Fabregas – he gave his all for many of the years he was at the club but the last couple years it was evident his heart wasn’t in it no more.
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