Arsene Wenger is wary of "killing" the chances of a young player if he brings in a big-name signing.
'Of course I am in a position where I can spend the money.
'But every time we have done such a great job with the young players that you are concerned 'do we kill a young player or not by bringing another player in?'
'It is a very sensitive subject which is not specially linked with money.'
Please take that chance Mr Wenger.
Over the summer we have lost four experienced big name players, so the rest of the squad wouldn't really notice the difference if we replaced those who left with like for like, would they?
It would probably refresh the squad to see some new faces around.....
Also, the main aim for Le Boss was to keep last season's squad together and then add two or three to the squad. That hasn't worked to plan so we need to replace those who left and then add the players Wenger said we needed.
I understand Wenger's sentiments to the youngsters, he wants them to progress and sees potential big name signings as blocking their paths. But we need experience to guide those youngsters.
Youngsters look up to big names and experienced players, having those at the club would help them progress.
Young players learn plenty of things from experienced big name players. Could you imagine playing alongside the great Gallas or RVP? You couldn't help but learn!
I'm not asking Le Boss to go out and spend £300m, we don't need to. We are not far away from a side and squad that could dominate the Premiership for many years. But we do need to add to this squad, that is for certain. We need experience in the games against Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool.
I'm hoping that Wenger's comments are a smoke screen and that players will be signed. Who knows what Wenger will do?
I hope he takes that chance though....
Keep it Goonerish.........