Arsenal’s new financial muscle means they can now effectively afford any player they want and that seems to have prompted Lukas Podolski into urging his current employers to try and sign Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski.
Potentially it’s a fantastic signing and one, which would not only allow Arsenal to consolidate in the top four next season, it would also allow them to mount a serious push for the Premier League title.
“This is a guy who in the league this season scored 24 goals. He could handle it virtually anywhere. A perfect fit, at least to us, to Arsenal,” he told PolskaTimes.
However, Podolski can plead away like tomorrow’s never going to arrive, it’s just not going to happen.
Lewandowski has made it clear that he sees his move away from Dortmund this summer as something which depends on the ‘elite’ status of the club he potentially goes to.
Arsenal are a huge club, one of the biggest and most supported clubs in the world but when it whittles down to success at elite level, that’s something which has gone missing from the Gunners.
The clubs the striker has been linked with; Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, are all in a current better position when it comes to chances of domestic and European success.
Lewandowski has down the ‘work’ part of his career which means his next move has to guarantee success at the very top level and there’s a big doubt whether Arsenal can deliver that, despite the signings they will make this summer.
There is also the question of whether Arsene Wenger is ready or willing to get involved in the battle to sign him.
Wenger has always taken a very sensible and respectable approach to the transfer market in the respect that he won’t sign players who don’t absolutely, 100% want to play for the club or have only chosen them because they offer the best cash.
Arsenal could be forced to pay a monster of a fee, higher than Madrid are asking for Higuain, and that’s also something that Wenger may have an issue with.
While Arsenal could certainly afford him, Wenger has always been a little bit old school in the respect that he doesn’t seem to enjoy paying more than a player is worth just to get him.
Despite Podolski’s comments it’s also a signing which would place a lot of pressure and strain on other players at the club.
Podolski’s chances of playing as a centre forward would disappear and it would be the same case for Theo Walcott.
It’s a transfer which would be superb for the Gunners if they can pull it off and Lewandowski would certainly score a lot of goals for them, it just seems riddled with problems.
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