Right this is definitely the last post I ever write about Karim Benzema coming to Arsenal until it is announced on Sky or the BBC. We know that Arsene Wenger is anally secretive when it comes to talking about his transfer targets in public, and we expect him to throw journalists off the scent until the deal is done and dusted, and even then it is not reported on the official Arsenal website for at least another week.
But now we have a new name enter the fray. The famous ex-footballer and TV Pundit Rodney Marsh (surely he must have some reliable sources after all these years?) has made an announcement that he has definitive information that Real Madrid have accepted an Arsenal bid for the French international.
He said on TalkSport: “I had a phone call from a mate of mine, and he’s been right on many things, and he said that he believes Real Madrid have accepted a bid somewhere in the region of £48million for Benzema from Arsenal.
“In the past this guy has always been right, he’s never been wrong yet, so we’ll have to wait and see.”
Rodney, we HAVE been waiting and seeing for some time. We are all heartily sick of hearing these “insiders” telling us its a DONE DEAL, and we are also sick of Wenger telling us that he is not looking at any strikers. Admittedly it looks like the transfer window is hotting up right now, and Sky seem to be telling us of another Premier League purchase every five minutes (but its always for other teams of course!).
Some one is telling lots of porkies right now, and it is either Arsene Wenger or all the bloody pundits on TV. Until we find out for sure I promise right now that I will not mention this possible move every again.Except to tell someone they were lying on deadline day.
Who will I accuse? Wenger or Marsh?