Over the last few days, Arsenal have been linked to some big, big names. Names which belong to players who may well revolutionise the way that the Gunners play their football and significantly improve their chance of silverware.
But not every signing needs to be viewed in this light. Whilst Arsenal have a pressing need to sign quality, they don’t need to ‘go big’ and ‘splash the cash’ on everyone they bring in this summer.
Given the lightness of the Gunners’ squad, there’s a clear need to bring in players who can plug gaps and provide a bit of competition.
In previous seasons, clubs like Manchester United have won the Premier League title due to the strength in depth of their squad. Arsenal haven’t been in this kind of position for some time, but if they bring in a group of talented individuals this summer, things could change.
Earlier this summer, Brendan Rodgers launched a £3m bid for the Sporting Lisbon attacker. The Primeira Liga club turned down the offer and are thought to be holding out for double that amount. The Gunners have plenty of cash to spend this summer and if they’re truly interested in the player, should be able to make a deal happen.
The player himself would likely jump for an opportunity to play in the Premier League with a big club.
Whilst his (relatively) small price-tag may set off alarm bells for Arsenal fans, there’s a clear reason why the club may be interested. The 25-year-old has a very exciting playing-style, using his quick feet, smart footballing brain and technical ability to dupe defenders and get into dangerous areas.
He’s about to enter the best years of his career, so now looks like a good time to snap him up. Given his price-tag, he wouldn’t be a particularly expensive gamble.
But he would help round out this Arsenal squad and provide another option upfront. He may not be a Luis Suarez, or a Karim Benzema, but there’s still plenty of reasons for Arsenal fans to get excited about Diego Capel.
What’s your take? Should the Gunners go in for Diego Capel?
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