Arsenal fans were screaming all summer for Arsene Wenger to buy another striker to give some real competition to Olivier Giroud, in the common knowledge that Danny Welbeck is totally unproven to be capable of being prolific, and also knowing that Theo Walcott has never managed to play a full season, as winger OR striker.
So the news today that Wenger has been discussing the Brazilian striker Pato with the Corinthians’ director of football Edu, who played 100 games for Arsenal over four seasons, as well as talking about other players under his charge at Corinthians.
Edu, when asked if he was in London to discuss the sale of Alexander Pato, he replied: “I wasn’t there to tout him around but if people ask about him, I’m going to answer,”
“I talked and they asked questions – not just about him, but about a few of our players. They know them well.
“I had lunch with Arsene Wenger and he asked about [Pato] and about others.”
Pato was considered to be a child prodigy when he first arrived at Serie A 8 years ago, and ended up scoring 51 goals in 117 games for AC Milan before returning to South America. Now he is the perfectly mature age of 26 it seems that he wants to return to Europe, and Corinthians are keen to sell…..
Could this be the perfect time for Arsenal to get another striker at a good price?