Lately i get caught in such different states of mind about us. I watch videos on youtube of our young technically gifted squad doing the amazing on the pitch and think how great our youth policy is. We get to see these young lads come through the ranks and out play arrogant so called experienced players all over the pitch and its a joy to behold. But then i think of us just missing out on trophies and if that will continue to happen, will we continue to lack in key areas most notably the constantly coined 'lack of experience' weakness we have. What do we want? To continue picking up young players polishing them into playing the beautiful Arsenal football but also to be continuelly told we need experience when our young stars slip up or do we want to just go and buy that experience, fill the gaps in the squad with established stars?
What do we want? What do we need? When i saw the Cold War Champs league final this year it hurt so much not seeing the Arsenal there and at moments i thought i'd love us to go buy big name players and to have a backbone of Englishman in the team. But then i think how i hate the debt ridden antics of these arrogant clubs im watching and how i would go mad with worry about how my club is run and also sold to anyone who says they can provide big transfer bucks. I also then think about the lack of technical ability and class these English players have, how they think there world class but clearly lack so much to be anywhere near the tag of football elite.
When i get all these mixed feelings together i can sort of create a clear picture of what i personally want for my Arsenal. As previously stated i am proud of our english ownership and the way the club is run. We arnt in debt like our American and Russian enemies, we have a mortage on an amazing profit making stadium to pay, nothing wrong or dangerous with having a mortage such as ours. Also our players, i dont think we need established stars pouring in, we dont need Villa (unless Adebayor goes), we dont need to spend ridiculous amounts of money, we have the talent in our ranks. Nonetheless, I do think we need a couple of signings, just to keep our players on their toes, to add a freshness to our squad, to stop our young bucks stagnating as players, getting used to just missing out and being content with it, to inject some more ambition into our squad.
From the looks of things so far this summer from various realistic transfer reports it looks like this is what we probably our doing. We've got Ramsey, we'l probably get Nasri and after that i think that bringing in a strong centre back is all we need to bring success this season.
Roll on next season i just want to get on with not missing out (again).
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