If this is true then it seems that Real Madrid don’t want to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal, and there are no other top strikers anywhere else that are on the market. It seems clear that there is no-one available that Wenger thinks will be better than the strikers we already have, or that will want (or be allowed) to come to Arsenal.
I know that there have been quite a few Turkish sides buying up some stars (or ex-traitors) from the Premier League, but you simply have to admire the front of Besiktas who have openly admitted that they tried to lure our own half-Turkish star Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.
The Arsenal and USA starlet Gedion Zelalem was expected to go off for a six-month loan deal at Glasgow Rangers, but now it seems that the deal could be hijacked by Fulham, Charlton or Birmingham City as more clubs have been alerted to his availability. Zelalem has been in excellent form for the USA in the U20 World Cup during the summer.
So far it is looking like Petr Cech will be Arsenal’s only high-profile signing of the season, and after our embarrassing defeat to West Ham it was looking debatable as to whether the predictions that he would gain us 12 points a season were to become true.
Us Arsenal fans are continually deluding ourselves that Wenger will bring in a new superstriker to fire us to the Premiership title this season, even though Le Prof keeps making it abundantly clear that he has no intention of bringing in competition for Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott.
As usual, the Arsenal fans are left pretty much in the dark about whether there will be any more transfer business completed before the transfer window closes. Arsene Wenger is doing his regular job of denying everything and trying not to give even the merest hint of his intentions.
It is not often that Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger agree on anything, but they are totally in agreement that the British transfer window should close before the start of the season proper. The Portugese bus conductor was very emphatic about it.
Yesterday everybody (including JustArsenal) had an Arsenal insider telling them that the Karim Benzema deal was done and dusted, and the Frenchman would be flying over for a medical on Monday, but now it seems that Arsene Wenger has decided to pour cold water on the rumours and insists that both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott will be able to deliver the goals that can take the Gunners to the Premier League title.