Yesterday we were told that the club has sealed the deal to bring Nuri Sahin to North London. Today, we are getting reports that the deal has broken down and Liverpool is looking more likely to beat us for the signature of the Turkish international. If this is really the case, then I think the Arsenal management really needs to give the fans an explanation on how they could have let such an important deal break down in the last minute.
Personally I am a great fan of Sahin and have been campaigning for the midfielder ever since his name came up for consideration back in July. I think he will give us good cover until Wilshere comes back and better flexibility in deploying our midfield formations. I was really happy when it was revealed that he had chosen Arsenal and was looking forward to seeing him in action for the Gunners.
So you can imagine my disappointment when reading about the rumored collapse of the deal. I really hope this is not the case. There have been many quality players linked to the club and although I really fancy the manager to sign all of them, I trust Arsene Wenger to make the right decisions. So obviously Sahin is a player which the manager likes for the team would not spend so much time and resources to make the deal happen. The Sahin deal has been on the cards for over a week now so to lose the player would be a massive disappointment. Furthermore, we have spent so much time on this deal, time that could have been used to broker other opportunities like for M’Vila or Navas or Mexes. The transfer market is closing in a week and any time lost is a wasted opportunity cost.
I really hope the Arsenal management do something about this matter and try to seal the deal as soon as possible. As I said in my post yesterday, it would really infuriate the fans should Arsene and his team let this one slip by.