Robbie Savage: What Arsenal fans must think about Man United signing Paul Pogba
Robbie Savage questions why Arsenal didn't attempt to sign Paul Pogba ahead of Manchester United
Robbie Savage says Arsenal supporters must be asking why Arsene Wenger didn’t try to sign Paul Pogba after the midfielder completed a move to Manchester United last week.
The France international finally sealed a £92m move to Old Trafford from Serie A giants Juventus after ending months of speculation linking him with a switch to Old Trafford.
Pogba is the fourth of Jose Mourinho’s summer signings after the United manager added Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his squad earlier this summer.
Wenger, meanwhile, has brought in three new faces at the Emirates Stadium, including marquee signing Granit Xhaka in a £33m deal from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.
Arsenal have also signed Japanese forward Takuma Asano and Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding.
But former United midfielder Savage has questioned why Wenger didn’t attempt to sign Pogba this summer.
“I’m led to believe that there is money to spend, so why on earth haven’t they gone for people to help them have a real go?” he said on BBC Radio Five Live.
“United go and spend £89 million on Paul Pogba, and Arsenal fans must be thinking, ‘try and buy him’. When you’re spending £2 million on Holding [instead] for me as an Arsenal fan I’d be tearing my hair out.”
Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season but 10 points adrift of Leicester City.
The Gunners haven’t won the English top-flight crown since 2004 when Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira inspired the Gunners to glory.