It is looking extremely likely that Gareth Bale will be sold by Real Madrid to fund their next move for a new Galactico this summer, as he is deemed to be a flop by their standards, and it is very likely he will be returning to the Premier League.
The obvious candidates to buy him are Man United, Chelsea or Man City, but the ex-Arsenal striker John Hartson believes that the Gunners MUST join the bidding for Bale or risk giving the title to one of our rivals. “He’s out there but are Arsenal the type of club to go and shock the world and go in for Gareth Bale? I don’t know,” Hartson told talksport.
“The thing is, if he becomes available, you know Chelsea are going to go in for him and you know Manchester United are going to go in for him. You know that already. Chelsea have got the money and the ambition and Manchester United are showing their ambition right now.
“For Arsenal to go and compete and appease the supporters and to stop them moaning, they’ve got to go and make a stand and go in for Bale because you know Chelsea and Manchester United will if he becomes available.”
I may sound far-fetched that Arsenal would spend that amount of money on one player, but IF we did it would be a massive boost to our squad. But in reverse, if Man United or Chelsea managed to buy him, that would considerably raise their chances of winning the title as well, which is why we must try to stop them.
Wenger is always saying we we will only buy Top Top class players, and Bale certainly ticks that box, and with the massive cash reserves Arsenal have available we could afford him.
Who agrees with Hartson?