Apparently, every Premier League team has something to say about the shocking £37 million transfer that sent Juan Mata from Chelsea to Manchester United.
While the move can be seen as a solid signing for the Red Devils as they need all the help they can get to make a late-season push to finish in the Top Four, the rivals in the title race don’t appear to be thrilled by it. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has led the way, saying the move was “unfair” and that “transfer rules should be modified to reflect fairness”.
While he might be trying to speak for everybody, he’s just jealous that United got stronger while his team hasn’t done anything during January. Arsenal wanted to land Demba Ba prior to the start of the campaign, but Chelsea refused to negotiate because they didn’t want to strengthen a rival, so it makes sense that they are puzzled by the latest events. However, it’s not like they haven’t negotiated with rival title challengers.
It seems like Wenger doesn’t remember the same type of deals he has made in the past. The French tactician sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United prior to the start of the 2012-13 season and also sent Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy to Manchester City, and nobody complained in the past because unfortunately, that’s the way the market operates.
Wenger should focus only on Arsenal and not about what other teams do. The Gunners are in a good position in the title, race and they have to keep working hard to keep themselves there. Bashing what other teams do in the transfer market isn’t the way to do it.