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Firstly it was Stevan Jovetic. The deal was apparently done. We had the money to buy him. He wanted to come. It was only a case of dotting the i's and crossing the t's. A player who we spent nearly a year scouting. Judging his ability. Was about to become ours for £23 million.
Then Wenger heard that Gonzalo Higuain became available. A name higher on his 'list' of wanted strikers. A few million more, but a better player. without thinking, Wenger dropped Jovetic without thinking to pursue Higuain. The deal went cold, and Stevan Jovetic ended up joining Manchester City for the same price we had previously agreed.
Now the deal for Higuain was close. How close he was we will never know. Over excited twitters. Hit hungry bloggers. And journalists with column inches to fill. All of these added weight to the story. With everyone reprinting each other stories, retweeting each other's tweets and reblogging each others blogs made the story even more true. And we were definitely interested in him. The comments from Higuain and his family confirm this, even if Arsenal and Arsene remained silent. Then Luis Suarez became available.
Like jovetic to Higuain, Suarez was higher up on the list then Higuain. And history repeated itself. Wenger went cold on Higuain. Leaving Napoli to sign him up, whilst interest in Suarez grew.
Whilst it is agreeable that Jovetic is inferior to Higuain, who himself is inferior to Suarez, you have to think should we of just clinched one deal, and then if another comes off, we have a deep squad. Signing someone like Jovetic would have given us a bit of mournavability. With his ability to play up top or behind the striker, he would of been a good option to get in early. If we get the better option (Higuain then Suarez) then he drops deeper with Cazorla moving outwide. We fail with the better option, Jovetic go’s up top with Cazorla in behind. But we could not make a decision, and have paid.
And now we come to Wayne Rooney. Where he fits in with Suarez is unknown. Is he above Suarez or below? It is not clear. But what if he really truly comes on the market. Do we then go cold on Suarez, let him go to Real Madrid, and then battle for Rooney. Making the Suarez the third striker we have been close to signing this summer, without yet signing one?
It seems the problem is Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have all this money to spend. The problem is they are undecided on who to spend on. And every time they do finally decide, another option appears that seems more favourable, leaving us to drop the previous option and start all over again.
Has Arsene Wenger become like a rich kid in a sweet shop? Taking so long to decide what he wants that all the 'poorer' kids come in, buy all the sweets up, leaving Wenger with a cheap Chomp.
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