You have to feel sorry for all those football journalists out there trying to keep the Arsenal transfer rumour mill going with not even a trickle of help from Arsene Wenger. A nice early deal with the signing of Petr Cech and then nothing is perhaps why they are getting a bit desperate.
The rumours about Karim Benzema have been leapt on like a bunch of starving vultures on a carcass and they will get every last morsel of meat from the bones before the transfer window closes. At least with that story there is a chance it could happen I suppose, unlike the ridiculous report in the Metro suggesting that the Barcelona and Spain star Sergio Busquets is at the top of Wenger’s transfer list.
The report goes on to say that Wenger has told the Arsenal board of directors to get the transfer done as Busquets is the ideal man to replace the club captain Mikel Arteta. He might as well tell them to get Lionel Messi, sort out world hunger and discover the secret of turning base metals into gold while he is at it.
Not only is Busquets Catalan and Barcelona through and through, having been there since he was a youth, but he is one of their key players. He has also recently signed a new contract while Barca are still under a transfer embargo and would be even less likely than usual to sell their best players. Really Metro, you must try harder.