Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a swipe at Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal manager has been under severe criticism for his team’s laclustre show recently and to make it worse for Wenger, Sir Alex has had a go at his transfer policy.
According to Sir Alex Wenger buys too many attacking players without adding any defenders to the squad making it unbalanced. It has been something even Arsenal fans have been saying for quite some time that Arsenal need defensive players, especially a holding midfielder to fill the void left by Flamini’s and Gilberto’s departure.
United’s manager said:
“He believes profoundly in his youngsters, he doesn’t like to blend them too much with older players. What astonishes me is that he always buys attacking players, like Arshavin. He is a good player but he already has Nasri, Adebayor, Van Persie, Bendtner, Eduardo and Walcott. I don’t think he likes buying defenders. That lacks balance.”
Does he know there is more to a team than just the first team?! Of those he mentioned not all are first team players. During the Mourinho era Chelsea had nearly two first teams! So for a team to be successful you need to have good enough fringe players who can fill in for injured first teamers without making much of a difference. We can see that at Manchester United nowadays too and look at how their season is shaping up.
Arsenal lacked creativity and Wenger straight away bought Arshavin. On the other hand we have seen plenty of clean sheets including 4 consecutive in all competitions at the moment so if Wenger feels he doesn’t need to add to the defence too badly then why should he with the limited amount of funds available?! It’s not that he doesn’t ‘like’ buying defenders. He will buy them when they are needed. Didn’t he in the last couple of seasons buy Sagna and Gallas. Maybe ‘someone’ doesn’t remember it!