Originally Posted by Australian Red
Aresenal are smart, they aren't going to spend money for the hell of it. They have never been a big spending team (Well not under Wegner), they like to build with kids and get them playing there brand of football. You have to admire them for that and there consistencey in the league.
I think it's admirable they want to build around players from their system, but they've become poor judges of young, outside talent. Arsenal has needed to upgrade at DM and CM for the better part of a decade (ever since Vieira left) and it hasn't been able to find one. Players at those positions don't cost an arm and leg. Real Madrid just snagged Casemiro for 5 million. How is Arsenal not in on a player like that?
Pretty much the entire Bundesliga is doing a better job than Arsenal of finding low cost, high impact players.