I can’t think of any other top European club who has stuck by their players more than Arsenal. It’s been clear that things haven’t been right with this trio for a number of years now, yet nothing has been done.
This is surely due to the persistence of Arsene Wenger, who doesn’t like being proved wrong. All three are purchases he made and he would feel responsible, should they be labelled flops.
But at some stage, you have to admit that things aren’t working and then cut ties.
Abou Diaby’s injury problems have reached a depressing extreme, Aaron Ramsey’s post-injury career has been less than sparkling and Tomas Rosicky has his own issues.
Whatever way you try and cut it, you just can’t rely on them. And that, for me, should act as a key motivator for Arsene in the summer transfer window.
Yes, the club is in desperate need of signing another striker this summer, but let’s hope that this doesn’t come at the expense of another top midfielder.
I’d go so far as to claim that it would fill a slot in Arsenal’s midfield that has needed attention ever since Cesc Fabregas left.
I’m a massive admirer of Jack Wilshere, but he tends to get the ball to feet and run at players, before releasing the ball at the last moment. Isco, on the other hand, can recieve the ball any where on the pitch, use his technical abilty to buy himself space and time and then spray the ball about with ease and precision.
He’s also a player who can score some impressive goals (as Porto will attest). He’s amongst the best young players in Europe and exactly who Arsenal should be chasing at this moment in their evolution.
That he’d push Rosicky, Ramsey and Diaby further down the rankings (and potentially out of the club), can only be a good thing.
He’s a remarkable young talent and at just 20-years-old, could go on to be as good as Cesc. With that in mind, his £30m valuation isn’t all that surprising. Indeed, with that price-tag, I’d say that he would be a smart investment for Arsenal.
It’s an unlikely one, but given Malaga’s financial situation and that Arsene has negotiated with them before (for Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal), there’s a glimmer of hope.
What’s your take? Would you like to see Isco plying his trade at the Emirates?
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