Following a good few years of underperformance, Arsenal is no longer the most desirable team to play for in Europe or even in England.
Arsenal are a struggling side now despite reaching the Europa League final last season. Some fans are worried if players will want to join a struggling giant like the Gunners, but I think there are still several reasons a player would want to join Arsenal.
In this article, I highlight just a few of them:
Living in London
Arsenal reportedly beat Liverpool to the signature of Alexis Sanchez because he would rather stay in London.
I believe that several players would also prefer to live in London than in many other cities in England.
This remains a major bargaining chip that we can still use when the transfer window reopens.
Get more game time
Several players are struggling to get game time at their present side, and that is one reason players move clubs.
Arsenal hasn’t got the most competitive squad at the moment and any top player could join Arsenal because they are more likely to be playing regularly.
Playing in the Premier League
The Premier League is the most popular in the world and every professional wants to have a taste of it.
If Arsenal ever becomes the only top-six Premier League team that wants to sign a particular player eager to compete in the Premier League, then it’s almost certain that the player would join.
Convinced by Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta is just starting his managerial career, however, he has done very well to date.
He has made the Gunners a better team than when he first joined. If he speaks to a transfer target that has been watching our progress under him, the player can easily be convinced and make a move to the Emirates.