Lots of Arsenal fans were unimpressed with the reports suggesting that the Newcastle and Senegal striker, Demba Ba, was going to be one of the new players arriving at the Emirates in January. Despite scoring 13 goals in 20 league games this season, including two against us on Saturday, many Gooners think he is not good enough for the Gunners.
Well it looks like those people are about to get their wish, as Chelsea have hit the front in the race to sign the powerful striker. The Mirror reports today that Benitez has identified Ba as the man to boost the Chelsea strike force, as Radamel Falcao will be staying at Athletico Madrid for the rest of the season.
Benitez has not confirmed the move, but said that he would not discuss anything until a deal was done. The Blues are going to sell Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool for more than double the £4.5 million that they will pay Newcastle for Ba. I still think that he would have made a great addition to the Arsenal team, but I hope that Arsene Wenger has opted out because he has someone better in mind. I would love David Villa to be a Gunner by the end of January. It would send out a clear message to the rest of the Premier league, but would not be able to play in the champions league.