Bacary Sagna has publicly criticised Arsenal’s transfer policy in light of Alex Song’s recent departure from the Emirates, and not many will disagree with the Frenchman’s concerns.
Having already lost Robin Van Persie to rivals Manchester United earlier this summer, the sale of Song to Barcelona has left Sagna and Arsenal fans bewildered. Gunners supporters have seen Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri walk out the Emirates’ gates in recent times as well, and a club that was the best in the country eight years ago is suddenly slipping down the Premiership hierarchy.
They may have brought in Santi Cazorla, Lucas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, but these players are not proven in England and it’s a gamble on Arsene Wenger’s part, a decision that could be a stroke of genius, or leave the Arsenal chief with the proverbial egg on his face this season.
It’s certainly an improvement from Wenger in the transfer market compared with last term though. Cazorla is fresh from European glory with Spain, Podolski is a household name in Europe, and Giroud has the potential to be a huge hit at Arsenal as well, so it’s not all doom and gloom.
Wenger needs to get the right results this season, or the likes of Bacary Sagna, who is yet to be offered a new contract, could be on their way elsewhere in search of glory like those before them, it’s as simple as that.
The ingredients are there, it’s whether or not Arsenal can find the perfect recipe this season.