Date:Monday July 11 2011
Arsene Wenger has rather astonishingly claimed that Arsenal are up to scratch in the left back department, despite the sale of Gael Clichy in the summer.
The Gunners have a rich tradition of producing excellent left backs over the past 20-30 years, however having lost Clichy to City this off-season on the face of it it seems as though we`re a little light in quality.
Wenger, however, has a different opinion,
'The plan for left back is that we have Kieran Gibbs, Armand Traore and Thomas Vermaelen can play there too. So we have what we need,'
One would hope that this was just the gaffer is just deploying some smoke screens as not to get prices of potential LB targets hiked in the knowledge we`re in need of strengthening, however the past 4 or 5 years have shown Arsene Wenger`s policy seems to have become one of selling or letting go first choice players, and then not replacing them.
Considering how injury prone Gibbs and Vermaelen appear to be, coupled with the, quite frankly, sh*tness of Traore, this is not only a risky game but pretty irresponsible.
Is it any wonder our top players seem to want to leave when this is our policy?
With a massively tough start to the season beckoning, Gervinho signing aside, this summer has been nothing short of disapointing, and frankly, bloody worrying.
Date:Monday July 11 2011
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