Talk about kicking a man when he’s down. Sir Alex Ferguson can barely contain his delight at the fact that Arsenal are struggling to beat anyone in the Premier League at the moment, claiming that the team lacks balance due to Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Fergie doesn’t think that his opposite number at the Emirates like buying defensive players, citing a pursuit of Andrei Arshavin as evidence of this. Never mind the fact that the Gunners’ big problem at the moment is breaking teams down, the Scot reckons that the Frenchman should have recruited more defenders to prevent the current imbalance throughout the team.
“He believes profoundly in his youngsters, he doesn’t like to blend them too much with older players,” Ferguson says in the Independent.
“What astonishes me is that he always buys attacking players, like [Andrei] Arshavin. He is a good player but [Wenger] already has [Samir] Nasri, [Emmanuel] Adebayor, [Robin] Van Persie, [Nicklas] Bendtner, Eduardo and [Theo] Walcott.
“I don’t think he likes buying defenders. That lacks balance.”
Do you agree with the Manchester United manager’s assertion that the Arsenal coach doesn’t like buying defensive players, or do you think that they have merely been unlucky with injuries at the moment? The current goalkeeper and back four appear to be performing well, especially when keeping a clean sheet at White Hart Lane with ten men recently. If anything, surely Wenger needs another creative midfielder while Fabregas and Walcott continue to sit on the sidelines?