With the transfer window approaching its closure until January, a number of clubs will be looking to boost their squads and inject a number of new faces in an attempt to secure their goals, be it fighting for the title, fighting for their lives, or pushing for those European places.
The clubs at the top that are looking to boost their options will have to be Arsenal and Tottenham. The Gunners are in desperate need of some more defenders, you cannot rely on Vermaelen to do it all himself. Arguably they need to also boost their midfield options after the departure of Cesc Fabregas and quite possibly Nasri within the next 24-48 hours.
A number of targets have been linked with the club, most notably in midfield was Juan Mata, the dynamic midfielder from Valencia, however as we have now found out he has snubbed the Gunners and Spurs in order to join Chelsea. On the plus side, Frimpong looks like a class act, if it wasn’t for his knee injury last year i think we would already be raving about this young man. The downside, he is young, and he looks fiery, but then again, this is just what Arsenal need. They need a Keane, a Vieira, a dare I say it Barton in the side to shout at people and get stuck in when the going is tough. Striking options look decent for the Gunners, Van Persie, arguably the best striker in World Football currently (yes I said it) when fit is a great lifeline to fall back on, add into the mix the creative talents of the admittedly disinterested Arshavin, the under rated Nicklas Bendtner and not forgetting Marouane Chamakh, and actually, Arsenal have a good strike force. Crisis Mr Wenger.. what crisis…
Spurs on the other hand, desperately need a striker and possibly a midfielder, transfers out depending, and we all know who we are talking about, I’m not going into that topic as it is just another Cescgate or Nasrigate, we are bored of that, move on.
Van der Vaart must have had some back strengthening operations in the summer after carrying Tottenham last season and looks to be the main man at White Hart Lane. With a possible move on the cards for Crouchy, this leaves the greedy Defoe, who, give him his due, on his day is a fantastic finisher, and Pav. Pav is somewhat of an anomaly, while he won’t get you 20 goals a season, he will offer a lot of assists and is generally a problem for defences to handle. But this is without a doubt the one area of the pitch that Spurs need to address. For me, Tottenham always provide the most entertainment during the transfer windows, with the gaffa always saying “no, there is nothing in that, nothing there” only for said player to sign on the deadline. Classic Harry.
The strength in depth of Manchester United and rivals City looks formidable. Sir Alex has once again done his transfers early to give the team time to settle down together, there isn’t an area of the pitch that looks weak. The new breed of youngsters coming in looks impressive and will be enough to power United to another title this season in my opinion.
City, the ever spending, always replacing City, looks like they finally have a team capable of pushing for the title. Aguero was leaving City fans saying “Carlos who?” and looks like he will become the new superstar in world football. But to those of us that actually watch football outside of the Premier League, we already knew this, welcome to the party everyone else, he’s quite a talent isn’t he. Along with the other pile of superstars at their disposal, City have become quite a force. Oh, and that small matter of David Silva…
Also featuring in the top 4 at the end of the season, could and should well be Liverpool. “King Kenny” has assembled a team full of midfielders which is more than capable of challenging for the top 4. We have an interesting piece on Liverpool to be published in a few days, so I won’t go too much into this now, but I’m pretty sure they will feature in the top 4 at the end of the season.
So, the two Manchester Clubs, and Liverpool will make up 3 of the top 4 at the end of the season, leaving one space for a London club, and this will quite probably be Chelsea. The next few days of transfers could be so key for those chasing the Mancs.