It seems that in strengthening our defence we have decided to leave our selves short again up front. Podolski jetted out to Inter, Sanogo to Palace and now it seems that we are letting Campball go to Villarreal.
Campball and Sanogo were not my favourite strikers but atleast they provided competition to the likes of Giroud and Welbeck. I can understand the decision in the club letting all three of these strikers go but will we be left short again?
So now we have Giroud and Welbeck as our two out and out strikers. The former who has already suffered a long injury this season and the later who is currently injured. Welbeck had a fair few injuries in his time at Manchester United also. We then have Sanchez and Walcott who can play up front. I personally think both are more effective from a wider position.
I like Akpom a lot, but there was also talk of a potential loan move to MK Dons. Him being the replacement for the former Arsenal striker Afobe. He needs game time but we also need bench strength.
God forbid we have another injury crisis, this time up front we will be left wondering again why Podolski was frozen out. On a positive note it looks like we have spent good money on a decent centre back.
There has been talk that will please the majority of Arsenal fans. This being that Yaya Sanogo will be loaned out in January in order to gain experience of the Premier League away from Arsenal.
I welcome this news, but not for the same reason that most Arsenal fans do. Many fans of the club think he does not have what it takes to be a top player. I would argue that we have not seen what he can actually do. He has all the assets to work in the premier league. He is quick, has the power and is always in the right position. Where he currently is lacking is his finishing.
In the red and white shirt of Arsenal we are yet to see the clinical finishing he produced for Auxerre or France U21. Injuries are the reason behind the lack of confidence in front of goal. Given a run of games and a few more goals behind him, Yaya could be good. We simply have had no chance to judge the lad.
Unfortunately we are in position to be chucking in players for the future. So a loan move away is required. I would love to see Yaya given the chance for a side like QPR or Crystal Palace.
When considering players of a similar nature to Sanogo, the go to name is Drogba. He was nowhere near the talent of Sanogo at the same age. In Drogba’s own words a combative striker only matures after the age of 26. So with that logic we should give the lad a chance.
Also note that after 1 season at Chelsea people were saying Drogba is not good enough. What a second season he had. Give Sanogo a chance and then judge.
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