Adam johnson makes no sense to me after buying podolski although selling walnut might open up a wing spot. Tbh johnson has always struck me as a typical young modern day football.......big of media attention and big wages gone to his head and as a result he has a bad and lazy attitude and thinks that he is better than he is
I know I make this point every season but I really cannot see why we dont make our signings early in the transfer window - we all know we cannot compete financially with the big clubs so why wait around for them to price us out of the water especially after a player has a good euro 2012 ? There is enough quality available within our budget but we seem to want to wait around and pick up the leftover scraps from the big clubs when they finished buying
Because we have no intention of going that little bit further to really challenge for the top trophies, augie. It is a calculation - we can spend millions less and still "achieve" the general aim whereas even with spending, the odds of winning one of the top trophies is small, so why bother.
It's really that clear - which is the reason that Wenger looked so frantic at west brom. the process is pushed more to its limit every season, to the point where it's touch and go whether it tips over the edge and out of the champions league.