Arsene Wenger has finally started spending a little more freely in recent years, with the Frenchman bringing the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil to the Emirates over the last two seasons.
The Telegraph have released a list of the worst value for money signings this season however, and two of Arsene Wenger’s acquisitions from this season have (rather harshly) made it into the lineup.
Check out the full list below:
20) Mauro Zarate – West Ham & QPR – Free
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The Argentine’s career has certainly seen it’s fair share of ups and downs, and this season was definitely a down.
He was clearly deemed not good enough at West Ham, with Sam Allardyce’s other signings proving far more successful. He moved to QPR on loan to secure more game time, but as The Telegraph reports, he fell out with management and ended up walking out on the South London side.
19) Abel Hernandez – Hull – £10m
The Uruguayan looked like a superb signing initially, and really looked capable of making the grade in the Premier League.
He failed to deliver when Hull needed him most though, and when the burden was increased following a number of injuries to the rest of the forward line, Hernandez’s goals all but dried up.
18) Brown Ideye – West Bromwich Albion – £10m
The Baggies’ record signing looked to be an unmitigated disaster, and seemed to be set headed for the exit just six months after joining (via the Daily Mail). He ended up staying, and a mini purple patch made it look the right decision. He hasn’t kept it up though, and has really proved a poor signing.
17) Juan Cuadrado – Chelsea – £23.3m
As the Telegraph’s report states, Cuadrado was bought with next season in mind rather than to make an immediate impact. He has still featured sporadically since January though, and has done nothing so far to justify his price tag.