Arsene Wenger has admitted that transfer business is very much like a game of poker.
Someone deals you 5 cards, and then you can swap some of those cards for other cards, and bet on the cards before you think ‘Why the hell am I going all in on a pair of threes?!’.
Hopefully the Arsenal boss is about to prove he’s a 5-card stud rather than a Texas hold ’em as links to Riyad Mahrez and Alexandre Lacazette grow.
Speaking to the official site, the Frenchman said, “We look still for an offensive position and defensive position.
“We are very active on the transfer market but it’s a long time to go. Everybody has a handbrake on at the moment. It’s a little bit of a poker game until mid-August in my opinion.
“So we might have to be good at poker.”
Having said just days ago that he’s ready to spend big on the right players, ideally he’ll have his mind made up on those targets. The Gunners are straight up flush with cash, but need to up the ante as the market gets moving.
Let’s hope the manager has an ace up his sleeve, something something blah blah a joker.