‘Better than Arsenal’s midfield three’ Gunners legend announces Premier League bargain Delph is perfect for Emery’s side
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has claimed that Unai Emery should have made a summer move for former Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph.
Arsenal decided to not hand Aaron Ramsey a new contract last season, meaning that the Welshman was free to depart the club and make a move to Italian giants Juventus, which left the club short of midfielders in the side.
And there was some speculation in the media suggesting that the Gunners could make a move for Delph during the transfer window, as the midfielder was surplus-to-requirements at the Etihad and was able to leave the Premier League Champions for just £8 million.
It is seen as a massive bargain for the Merseyside club, with the England International regarded as one of the finest passers in the Premier League, and although the Gunners did seal a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, many are wondering just why a move for Delph was not made.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Merson also questioned why Arsenal didn’t make a move for him.
“I look at him and wonder why Arsenal didn’t sign him,” Merson said.
“He is better than the midfield three that played against Tottenham.
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“He could have played at left back instead of Kolasinac on Sunday.
“I am a big fan of Delph. He can play in certain positions and is an excellent signing for Everton.”
Delph is a proven Premier League midfielder that is top-class and signing him was a real master-stroke by Everton, especially for just £8 million, that is an absolute bargain.
The Gunners done some wonderful transfer business, there is no doubt about that, but they did miss a trick not making a move for Delph as he would have added some real quality to that Gunners midfield, especially as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
But the transfer window is now shut so fans will not care about players they could have signed, and will only care about players that could arrive in the coming windows.