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I agree with your assessment. Baines would be great but, like you say, not likely to be let go by Everton.
It's a pity we did not sign Ba who at £7.5 mill and PL proven would have been a low risk signing.
In terms of the midfield enforcer maybe we should take a gamble on M'villa.
I think most of all we lack width in our team. When Theo plays in the middle we don't have any real wide players and service to our strikers seems to dry up.
Podolski tries but is neither a Bale or a Young and Ox seems to go through a period of struggle which might be normal for a young player or perhaps because his natural role is more in the middle. I would have loved for us to sign Sturridge.
Until we can pose a real threat on the flanks, game after game, we will struggle to create chances.
Lampard would be a great signing as well IMHO (but he would rather retire).
I think some people are forgetting that Ba is only at Newcastle because he was free. He was free because he couldn't pass a medical at Stoke. He has tendonitis the same as Owen Hargreaves. I could be only a matter of time before he goes off long term.
£7.5m would be a lovely bit of business for Newcastle.
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Wenger doesn't seem to think there is such a big problem with Ba's health.
In any case does it realy explain why we have not yet signed any players?