By now, we all know that even with the poor run of form from time to time shown by Arsenal has not put coach Arsene Wenger’s job in jeopardy. In fact, he recently signed a contract extension, which shows the board still puts all, if not most, of their trust in him.
With a squad that could dominate any Premier League opponent when it comes to possession, that aspect of the game is simply not enough as the players at hand miss too many chances in front of net. Besides that, they make some horrendous defensive errors that cause them to allow simple goals, which at times forces them to drop 2-3 valuable points. For a team of their caliber with a long-time head coach, that is unacceptable.
Now, Wenger is thinking of giving in by spending roughly 70 million Euros on three players that could change the face of this Gunners squad. Well, he at least hopes they can do so.
The first one just scored a goal in the UEFA Champions League Final, wears the No. 8 jersey for his Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund and is a German international. Who is he? Ilkay Gundogan.
The central midfielder is fast, strong, technical and focused throughout the entire 90 minutes of each and every game. His presence at Arsenal would add a much needed urgency to the middle of the park and he could even direct traffic. When need be, he drops back to the defensive end to assist his back line. He is simply needed at Arsenal.
Another player is Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen. He is a defensive midfielder who can stop opposing attacks as well as hold the ball until his teammates are in position to receive a pass. He, like Gundogan, is also known for his concentration on the field at all times and can make game saving plays when the necessity is there.
Last, but certainly not least, is none other than Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine is known for his speed, technique, strength and uncanny ability to score goals. The ability to score with both his feet and his head make him a dangerous player for opponents. He would welcome the pressure on his shoulders from everyone to score goals as that was the case (most of the time anyways) at Real Madrid. There he did not disappoint so playing for a club that he wants to play for should not be a problem.
Wenger has been watching these three players and was obviously impressed since they have all played in Europe and proven to be individually successful. They could add a much-needed spark to the Gunner squad at hand. These three would be great signings and could possibly bring back the glory days we once witnessed at their former stadium, Highbury.