Until Arsene Wenger spends some of Arsenal’s reported £200 million on a centre forward or until the summer transfer window slams shut in a little over a month from now, there will be Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Frenchman with any and every striker the football media can think of.
The Gunners’ one and only transfer of the summer so far has been Petr Cech from Chelsea and while transfers between Arsenal and our Premier League rivals are usually the other way around, there is a suggestion that our next signing could also come from one of our main rivals.
This time it is Edin Dzeko and Man City and while I have serious doubts about the accuracy of the Daily Star report suggesting this, there is a quote from the City boss Manuel Pellegrini which offers Arsenal fans some hope that he could be available.
The Chilean said, “Edin didn’t play the last game as it’s not clear if he will continue with us.
“But he is still working here with the whole squad.”
I think that the Bosnian international would be a good fit with the Gunners and would offer Wenger a very good option and strong competition to Olivier Giroud. He does seem to want to leave and Man City do not seem too determined to keep him but I still doubt whether they would be willing to strengthen a rival as Chelsea did and they are certainly not in a financial position where they have no choice.
Also, Dzeko did play the last 25 minutes of Man City’s defeat to Real Madrid yesterday, so is that another name ticked off the Arsenal transfer wish list?