The new season beckons and the frenetic transfer speculation will see the demand for Arsenal events with Ticketbis be as popular as they ever were. Arsenal football club continue to show off their ambitions by getting ready to swoop for local rivals Chelsea’s player of the year, Juan Mata.
The unsettled Spanish star’s future at the Bridge looks uncertain, as reports come out claiming that Mourinho might let him and David Luiz leave this summer.
Arsenal are also trying to entice Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney to the Emirates along with unpredictable Liverpool star, Luis Suarez.
Juan Mata has been named player of the year for Chelsea 2 seasons on the run, and a move to Arsenal is likely to anger the Chelsea faithful who will understandably feel let down by a move to their local rivals.
This could be a very expensive summer for Arsenal if they do succeed in signing Mata, Suarez and Rooney, but spending is one thing that they definitely need to do – having been without a trophy since beating Manchester United in the FA Cup in 2005.
Last season, Arsenal spent £52.3 million on players and still failed to win a trophy, and only just scraped a 4th place ahead of rivals Spurs by 1 point. Chelsea finished 3rd, 2 points ahead of Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho has played down claims that he doesn’t require the services of Mata and Luiz, who have been integral to their success in the Europa League last season and the FA cup in the 2011/12 campaign. It would leave a rather large void to fill if both players were to leave, with centre backs who like to go forward as much as Luiz very hard to find. The attacking defender is often found in the oppositions half of the field, and enjoys having the occasional 20/30 yard shot at goal.
Should Mata leave for Arsenal, he will fit in to the style of play Arsenal like to use, however this has proved unsuccessful in previous seasons so maybe it is about time for Wenger to change his tactics a little? We will find out in 29 days, at 3pm.
There aren’t many big names that Wenger hasn’t been linked with this transfer window. Suarez, Rooney, Bale, Bernard, Zelalem and Higuain have all been acknowledged by Arsenal as possible transfer targets, but Rooney looks likely to be off to Chelsea, Bernard to Liverpool, Higuain contemplating Napoli and Suarez requiring an improved offer.
The question the has to be: if the money needed to get these players is available, then why hasn’t it been used efficiently before?
Arsenal had a £35 million bid for Suarez rejected by Liverpool earlier this month, with Brendan Rodgers demanding £40 million or more for the controversial striker.
There is no doubt that Arsenal need to spend big this summer, as since the last time they won a trophy, all 91 clubs in the country have changed their manager. The experienced frenchman even received a dig by returning Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in his first press conference, when he was asked ‘what has changed since you were last at Chelsea?’ and he replied ‘not much, Arsenal still haven’t won a trophy.
There is uncertainty surrounding Gonzalo Higuain however, with numerous reports claiming that he has already signed for Napoli, however more trustworthy sources are saying that only a bid has been made.
The Metro report that he might still become a Premier League player by the start of the season, as Madrid await an improved offer off Arsenal for him. Wenger must be hoping that it is just a case of waiting at the bus stop, and that when one signs for him then 2 and 3 more will come at the same time.
This season’s campaign will be intense and never more so than for Arsenal fans. The Emirates will be ringing and you’ll need to get your Premier League tickets here in order to secure your place next to the action. Will you be there to see the new boys?