So the transfer window slams shut and Arsenal buy Danny Welbeck for around £16m.
The 23-year-old England international gets a number on his back to match his years, but let's hope he fares better than a previous number 23: Andrey Arshavin.
As regular readers will know, Arshavin was a favourite of mine. I've always liked players who can play the killer pass, but invariably these number 10s are played on the left wing by
Wenger. Even Mesut Ozil has suffered the same fate, at times, so it's no surprise that we only rarely saw the best of Arshavin.
I mean, would you employ a carpenter to fix your plumbing? That's the kind of question you ask when you play a player out of position.
However, Wenger won't have that problem with Welbeck. He's a Jack of all trades, but perhaps 'master of none'. Nevertheless, he's a decent acquisition; it's difficult to deny otherwise.
As long as we don't expect too many goals from him, we won't be disappointed.
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