There has been alot of talk lately from Gooners about Wenger getting out the cheque book and signing some stars for Arsenal. I've even been writing about the need for a couple of signings to boost the squad myself.
No doubt we will sign players in the summer, but they will most likely, knowing Wenger, to be someone young and someone we haven't heard of! I know that we cry out for a superstar to arrive at the club. But the reality of the situation is that we properly wont be getting one.
So I ask my fellow Gooners, who was the signing made at anytime in Arsenal history that got you the most excited? It could be from any era, I'd just love to hear about it.
I remember starting to watch Arsenal around the age of 6. So my era for beginning the love for my club began mainly in the early 1990's. I began to get heavily into football then and could reel off Arsenal stats in an instant. However my most exciting signing Arsenal have made in my mind was soon to be made.
In September 1991 for a then club-record fee we signed my then hero and namesake Ian Wright. I remember him playing for Palace in the 1990 FA cup final and coming on as a sub and scoring two goals for the Eagles. I loved the way he played and wished that he would join my club and score goals for them.
I loved the romance of him not giving up his dream to become a footballer and that he was rewarded with a contract at Palace at the late age of 22. I was given a video of him called "Do the Wright thing" and that just sealed it for me! He was a legend!
I remember his first league start against Southampton at the Dell and him banging in a hat-trick whilst wearing the most "colourful" kit, in Arsenal's history.
We all know how Wrighty's career at Arsenal ended up. He became the leading scorer in our history until Thierry Henry came along and stole the title! Ha ha!
I think I just loved his personality and the way he just loved scoring goals. Lived for it, and when he signed for the club it became the biggest signing Arsenal had ever made for me.
He definitely made an impact on me. He has always been my favourite Arsenal player and most probably always will be. The day he signed was a great moment in my Arsenal memories. But most probably because he shared my name!
What I'd like to know is who is your most exciting Arsenal signing?
Keep it Goonerish.......