Sunday 11 November 2012

Fellaini would improve Arsenal's fortunes

Glad to hear Arsenal are being linked with Marouane Fallaini. We've had a good relationship with Everton over the years and, of course, bought Mikel Arteta from them the summer before last. If Chelsea can spend wad-loads and yet still turn a profit (therefore not falling foul of the Financial Fair Play rules that have yet to be implemented), then surely Arsenal can afford to buy a player who would make a huge difference. Meanwhile, Celtic's Victor Wanyama remains another possibility. He played well in Celtic's win against Barcelona, by all accounts, but I'd prefer Arsenal to buy someone with proven Premier League quality. It's Fellaini for me. I'd pay £30m, if necessary. The problem is Chelsea are expected to offer the same kind of money, so it may well cost us £33m or more. That's the kind of money we're ready to spend on Edinson Cavani from Napoli, if you believe what you read. I'm not sure I do, but we'll have to replace Theo Walcott, if rumours about him joining Chelsea on a free transfer are correct. What would be this season without 'the man who can't finish and can't cross and who is just an athlete with a pair of football boots'? A lot worse off that's for sure! Yet, I don't know if we'll be able to find a direct replacement for him. Anyway, he's just been a super sub for most of the season. In fact, it's almost like we want to drive him out of the club. He wants to play upfront, so we play him on the wing, when he does play! I'd pay him the money he wants as I think Theo's got a great attitude as well ability. It'll be a huge loss if Theo goes. I'd say we need Fellaini more than Cavani, as I'm expecting goals-a-plenty from Olivier Giroud and Lucas Podolski. What's left after the Fellaini purchase, I'd use on buying an experienced keeper.

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