It is that time of year
We all relish yet fear
The window wide open but the cheque book is shut
Arsenal want him, have bid and then but…
I could have signed him last year before he was great
Well thanks for that Arsene but now it’s too late
I knew his parents I watched him in the youth
However, he now plays for the Champions, so where is your proof?
It is the fans fault they only want me to sign a big name
No Arsene just those with the talent to play our game
But this year will be different we are on a new page
No longer tied to the socialist wage
Ivan said we could compete with the big boys but that was back then
Sadly, we have not, so the question is when?
No longer at Europe’s top table are we feeding of scraps
Or can you still entice the Lemar’s and Mbappe’s?
Are you still a draw for Europe’s top talent
Or will last year’s fifth place make you lament?
With no Champion’s League, your persuasion is key
But so are the wages on offer that is plain to see
We hope they play for the honour and trophies for sure
But without the top trophy on offer, you need to pay more
Can you convince whom we need of your two-year plan?
Of a path back to glory for which you are the man
We hope you can and will prove us all wrong
Yet most have their doubts having waited so long
Just remember it is your legacy but it is not your money
Just pay what it takes cos low bids are not funny
If it takes a world record fee to sign who you need
Just do it now, without delay and with speed
For once, have your squad ready before the season begins
Do not wait for the end and look in the bargain bins
Think big, we are The Arsenal and we are the best
You tell them Arsene what we say to the rest
A two-year vision of the league and then Europe to begin
Britain may be leaving but the Gunners want back in
Sign who we need with the club’s cash and your charm
Last chance saloon for you so please chance your arm
The readers are fed up at my pathetic attempts at prose
So Arsene don’t make me come back when the window is closed