SIX panic buys Arsenal should avoid this month

As the start of the Premier League season draws closer, clubs will begin to make rash decision over potential transfers in hopes of secure their services before match day. With Arsenal already adding a few reinforcements to their squad, they don’t seem to need any more major signings.

However, with their rivals still active in the window, Arsene Wenger may begin buying just to make sure he has a lot of options available. More players equals more problems with team selection as well as extra unnecessary conflicts for the squad. This is often something that can easily be avoided.

With this in mind, we take a look at SIX panic buys Arsenal should avoid this month.
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Mario Balotelli

Balotelli

Name: Mario Balotelli
Age: 23
Position: Striker
Nationality: Italy
Club: AC Milan
Price: £20 – £25 million

Why they should avoid him?
Although Mario Balotelli is a prominent goal scorer, Arsene Wenger will find it hard to keep a lid on his outbursts that have affected his game in the past. A return to England can actually bring out the worst in him since he and the English media aren’t really a fan of one another. Wenger doesn’t seem to be the type of manager who can keep a firm eye on the 23-year-old.

Marco Reus

Reus

Name: Marco Reus
Age: 25
Position: Winger
Nationality: Germany
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Price: £40 – £45 million

Why they should avoid him?
To spend upwards of £40 million on a player that has just returned from a serious injury could be a huge risk. Arsene Wenger shouldn’t assume that Marco Reus will return to his top form right away and give him some time before reconsidering another move. In addition to that, Arsenal doesn’t need another winger who will just clog up their midfield while they bid for a regular berth.

Angel Di Maria

Di Maria

Name: Angel Di Maria
Age: 26
Position: Winger
Nationality: Argentina
Club: Real Madrid
Price: £40 – £45 million

Why they should avoid him?
Much like for Marco Reus, the signing of Angel Di Maria will cause nothing but problems in the Arsenal dressing room. As it is, the return of Theo Walcott will mean another regular player may be forced to return to the bench again. Arsene Wenger may also not want to make a second big money signing after recently splashing on new arrival Alexis Sanchez.

Daniel Agger

Agger

Name: Daniel Agger
Age: 29
Position: Centre-back
Nationality: Denmark
Club: Liverpool
Price: £10 – £15 million

Why they should avoid him?
Daniel Agger is very injury-prone despite his hard man defensive styles. In addition, he is a frustrated individual at Liverpool for not getting enough playing time, so a move to Arsenal won’t do any good for him in regards to keeping a first team place. Although Arsene Wenger needs another centre-back, Agger might not be the most ideal candidate, both due to his high expectations and price.

Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa

Name: Douglas Costa
Age: 23
Position: Winger
Nationality: Brazil
Club: Shakhtar Donetsk
Price: £10 – £15 million

Why they should avoid him?
Douglas Costa is another wide player that has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but may not actually be someone they need. He is most effective as a right forward, a position that will have already been filled with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez. Without any football experience in some of Europe’s biggest league, a move to the Emirates will certainly be seen as a risk Arsene Wenger may not need to take.

Nani

Nani

Name: Nani
Age: 27
Position: Winger
Nationality: Portugal
Club: Manchester United
Price: £10 – £15 million

Why they should avoid him?
First off, signing a player from a direct rival which just cause a media storm, so a move for Nani from Manchester United has a lot more negatives that positives. His speed and dribbling abilities down the flanks is a great asset, but Arsenal already have a number of players with the exact same attributes. We have also seen a huge decline in form from him and could find it very hard to fit into the Gunners midfield.

 


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