Wenger’s South American Dream Team


Since England have crashed out the World Cup most people’s attentions have turned to next season and the players that will be walking out in the first match for each of the big teams. Wenger is currently in Brazil on commentary duty for French TV and will no doubt have been impressed by some of the players he has seen. Below are the three players I would love Wenger to sign, but please read that this is in no way realistic, just three players I would love to see at the emirates:

Alexis Sanchez

Well this one might actually happen. Before the World Cup started Barcelona had stated that the winger/striker was available to leave, but are now trying to use him as part of the package to lure Suarez away from the Premier League to La Liga. However both Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing the Chile player and he would be great for both sides. He has pace, vision and a cool finish, as shown in his match against Brazil on Saturday. I think he’ll probably go to Liverpool due to Barcelona’s attempts to get Suarez, but if he doesn’t I think we have a good chance over Manchester United. After all, why would he sign for a mid-table club?

James Rodriguez

So far he has been the outstanding player of the tournament and last night he capped it off with what could well be goal of the tournament. He is only 22 and would be extremely pricey after having signed for Monaco only last year for around £38m, but next season? I would love to see him in an Arsenal shirt at some point but I feel we will not be the only club after him at any point, simply because of his obvious talent. Below are all of the goals he has scored so far, including that wonderful goal he scored against Uruguay. Just watch it on repeat, it’s beautiful.

All five of Rodriguez’s goals so far.

Arturo Vidal

Arsene Wenger himself has come out waxing lyrical about Vidal’s ability as one of the best midfielders in the world, stating, “He has everything. Incredible stamina, perfect timing. He’s a marathon athlete who plays football.” Vidal is probably best played as a box to box midfielder but can play anywhere through the centre of the pitch, something that Wenger values very highly. I would love to see him play for Arsenal but a reported £44m transfer tag may prove to be too much for Arsenal to fork out for another central midfielder.

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