Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Arsene Wenger keeps taking ‘big name signings’ to new levels

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Arsene Wenger keeps taking ‘big name signings’ to new levels

You’ve got feel sorry for any Arsenal blogger right now.

They are about to face a very difficult challenge every time they write about Arsenal’s new front three.

That’s if Arsene Wenger can work some of his old school transfer window magic and complete the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

It must have taken a while to print thoseReuters

Arsenal’s new front three of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette contains the most letters of any forward line in the club’s history.

We told you Wenger loves a ‘big name signing’.

Not only will those three be causing problems for the people who print the shirts at the clubs store but they could be part of surely the team with the longest names in football.

In midfield the Gunners could be lining up with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, with new boy Konstantinos Mavropanos at the back.

@Arsenal @ArsenalFanTV this singing best come in or wenger owes me a new kit make sure he sees this #arsenal #Wenger #Aubamayeng pic.twitter.com/KWZf1dh2p8

— £R💰 (@68_Bazza) January 29, 2018

You’ve got to feel for Paul Merson when he has to talk about Arsenal from now on.

However, the Aubameyang deal is not a certainty by any means with a typical transfer merry go round necessary for Dortmund to be willing to consider the move.

Dortmund need a striker to replace their Gabonese front man, so Chelsea could let Batshuayi leave for Germany, but only if Olivier Giroud goes to Stamford Bridge as a plan B for Alvaro Morata.

Mkhitaryan assist Aubameyang goal. Bang bang.Getty Images - Getty

Having made his name in the transfer market by uncovering diamonds in the French lower divisions it now looks like Wenger’s latest strategy is to sign or promote players with very long names.

When you haven’t won the Premier League for over a decade and you continue to fall further behind your rivals I guess you have to try everything.

This could be the kind of innovation Arsenal need right now.

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