Want to win the Premiership – get a player from Arsenal.
If you want to win a league title in today’s football scene especially in England, all you need to do is call Arsene Wenger and buy his best player for the ending season.
So as Chelsea intends to climb back to the pinnacle of English soccer next season, it is pertinent to evaluate who Arsenal’s best player has been and then buy him.
Cesc Fabregas left for Barcelona to win the league, Samir Nasri left for Manchester City and subsequently won the league and we must not forget the latest – Robin Van Persie left at the beginning of this season and on Tuesday became the winner of his first ever league title. And we must not forget Alex Song; though he has been a bit part player in the Barcelona team, at the end of this season, all things been equal, he will be a proud winner of the La Liga title.
So the theory is well established and so Chelsea having the intention of becoming the next league champion in England has a formula to proceed – get a player from the Emirates!
Definitely, it cannot be any of his goalkeepers as all three have been inundated with mistakes and bloopers. And if they are not making mistakes, their fathers are taking a swipe at their coach for getting them injured.
In midfield, well there is a choice between Jack Wilshere (but he seems to very injury prone) and Mikel Arteta; it is a close one but using age as the ultimate barometer, I will settle for Wilshire.
In attack, there is only Santi Cazorla to buy and we already have Juan Mata, who is one in a million. So that leaves us with Bacary Sagna, who is 30, clearly unhappy at the ambition being shown by the coach and wants to win silverware before his career turns the bend. So I say to Michael Emenalo to put in a bid for the right back in as much as Chelsea needs cover on that wing.
And as Wenger told Sir Alex Ferguson when they concluded the deal on Van Persie; “He is a better player than you think”; and we can say that too as Ashley Cole has proven over the years after joining the Blues from the Gunners!
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