Wenger will NOT bring someone to replace Samir Nasri as we have plenty of options already
Written by Chris on July 22, 2009 13:00
Yesterday afternoon, at around 14:30, the news of Samir’s injury shocked many of us. How couldn’t it, three months means we won’t see the little Frenchman before November.
And of course, cheap transfer rumours started firing names of players who could replace him. But believe me, no replacement is required. Yesterday I said it would be nice to sign Hleb back, on loan, for six months, but on second thoughts, Arsene Wenger would never do that, especially considering the options he has to replace Nasri.
I mean, before today, Nasri, Arshavin, Walcott, Vela and Rosicky could have all been considered for a regular place on the wing in midfield. I may also add Wilshere and of course Ramsey to the list. Now just because one of them will be sidelined for three months doesn’t mean that he has to be replaced, especially when you consider that the other four are all very good players.
My favourite line-up for the new season is still the same as it was last month, with Vermaelen in and Nasri out of course:
Sagna – Gallas – Vermaelen – Clichy
Walcott – Fabregas – Arshavin
Eduardo – Van Persie
In terms of backups, we are also fine. Arshavin and Carlos Vela can play either on the wings in midfield or up front, and so can Walcott according to what he said last month.
We have to face reality friends, the Arsenal reality, which is full of injuries, bad injuries, but we should be strong and believe in the players we have. Nasri’s injury is a blow, a big one, but I want to believe in those who will replace him as they are as talented as he is.