This Brazilian forward that is now the subject of some last minute Arsenal transfer rumours has already been linked with a few of our Premier League rivals during the summer transfer window, including our north London rivals Tottenham and Manchester United.
But the name of Alexander Pato will not inspire much excitement in the Arsenal fans who have been hoping for a big name signing like Karim Benzema, unless they have been in a coma or have been out of touch with the football world for the last four or five years, because up until then the former AC Milan star was one of the hottest prospects in the game.
But the player who is still only 25-years old saw his career dwindle and diminish due to a string of injury problems and off/field issues. So after scoring Serie A goals at the rate of one every other game in his first four seasons at the San Siro, a couple of years later he was shipped off to Corinthians in his native Brazil. But that did not go too well and he was then loaned to Sao Paulo where he is currently playing.
However, Pato is now starting to rediscover the form that made him a star and although he would still represent a bit of a gamble, he does have the ability to play and impress for a club like Arsenal. The transfer rumours have gone into overdrive since the striker started following Arsenal on twitter, as reported by the Evening Standard and he is definitely available and for not a lot of money.
What do you think Gooners?