Arsene Wenger is always on the lookout for a bargain, especially if he is English, and it is being reported today that he has sent the Arsenal scouts to run the rule over the 23 year-old Charlie Austin at Burnley.
It is little surprise that there are many top Premiership sides watching the Englishman, as Austin is currently breaking records with his goalscoring prowess, in fact this season he has already scored 20 goals for Burnley, two more than Messi at Barcelona and one more than Ronaldo has for Real Madrid! Naturally Austin is the top scorer in Europe at the moment.
Just a couple of years ago Austin was playing for Swindon Town before Burnley snapped him up for just £1.5million last year, and his current manager Sean Dyche praised him for keeping his feet on the ground: “The thing that I like is his team mentality. He is staying nice and steady with himself. He keeps going in there.
“That’s what I love about real goalscorers: they don’t give it up, they always think they’re going to nick one, and in tight games they’re the sort of people that you need to win.”
How much would Arsenal fans like a striker in the team that could score 20 goals in just 17 games right now?