Originally Posted by psk2310
So if Arsenal do land Quintero, it's being rumored that Santi Cazorla would leave for Atletico Madrid... Are Gooners cool with that?
I know its Wenger talking about a transfer but (just like with Balotelli earlier) he made it quite clear today that he isnt interested in him...
The rumour mill has linked Arsenal with any number of players in recent weeks, including Colombia playmaker Juan Quintero. Wenger dismissed that and warned against taking transfer speculation at face value.
"That’s wrong [on Quintero]," he said. "For weeks we were buying [Mario] Balotelli from one minute to the other and it was all wrong. We do not master all the noises that come out.
Rather bring in a a top end player (Specifically my dream signing of Marco Reus) if we are looking to upgrade the LW from Santi but more realistically I'd rather give the game time to Ox who is as talented as any player around but he needs game time to reach that potential we see in flashes.
Also our budget is finite so spending a large chunk of cash on another playmaker is silly if it limits who we can (hopefully) bring in as an upgrade on Arteta and Flamini. Attackers are great but if we go into the season with Ramsey being the only player who can actually hold his own with the physicality in the midfield vs the top sides we are in for more hammerings regardless of who we have in the front 3.