The Question Arsene Wenger Doesn't Want Arsenal fans to Ask....Published April 24, 2016
Arsenal are set to finish below local rivals Tottenham in the Premier League table for the first time since 1995 and understandably Gunners fans aren’t happy about it.
Maurico Pochettino took a leaf out of Wenger’s book by signing exciting young talent in recent transfer windows, most notably in the form of England starlets Eric Dier and Delle Alli, and it’s in relation to the capture of the latter that our headline is geared.
20-year-old midfield sensation Alli came through the ranks at the MK Dons before making his debut for the club at 16 years of age back in November 2012.
Over the course of the following two and a half years the locally born youngster continued to impress in League One leading to his eventual move to White Hart Lane. A deal that cost an initial £5m.
Alli has taken the Premier League by storm this season, racking up ten goals and nine assists in domestic league action alone, and would surely walk into Arsenal’s XI today.
Arsene Wenger has frequently elected to sign young British talent from the ‘lower leagues’ and accusations that the French manager doesn’t sign UK starlets is unfounded.
He’s seen Aaron Ramsey emerge into a real talent though the Welsh international has been more miss than hit over the past 18 months. Theo Walcott has flattered to decieve for the best part of a decade whilst the jury is still out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
So this leads nicely to THE question Arsene Wenger doesn’t want you to ask…which is this.
Did Arsenal opt to overlook the potential signing of Alli prior to his move to Arsenal’s arch-rivals, in which case one would have to question such a decision given the very obvious talent the player possesses. Or alternatively, and perhaps more worryingly for Arsenal fans.
Did Alli have no interest in joining Arsenal and instead felt a move to Tottenham was one that would be more beneficial.
Basically either of these answers would paint Arsene Wenger in a bad light.