Arsenal bid 30M for Pato – Wenger stubborn?
December 6, 2011
So the January transfer madness is almost upon us and tonight we are told by a Spanish paper that Arsenal have contacted AC Milan and offered 30M Euros for the incredibly decent Alexandre Pato – if this happened, it would easily be the greatest transfer in the Wenger era.
The duck, as Pato is affectionately known as in Brazil, is one hell of a talented striker and just the kind of speedy, clinical type we have needed at the club since Henry left. Check out Pato’s goal at Camp Nou in the Champions League from earlier this season if you want to see what kind of striker he is.
Pato is added to the dream list alongside Gourcuff and Podolski.
A lot has been made of the stubbornness of our legendary manager, but tell me this… if you were asked to compile a list of players from last season that you did not think had it in them to make it at Arsenal, who would have been on your list?
Almunia? Eboue? Denilson? Bendtner?
I would be surprised if every single one you reading this did not include at least 3 from the above list in your personal lists….. now tell me, how many times has the utterly stubborn Wenger played them this season?
I grew up and stopped being conned by the media when I was a teenager….. and you?