With the latest injury news concerning Danny Setback I honestly thought that Arsene Wenger would bring in a reasonably priced striker to give Arsenal an extra attacking dimension when Theo Walcott predictably goes back into the treatment room in February.
The best bet at a good price was the Brazilian hitman Pato, who has regained his excellent scoring form at Corinthians back in Brazil, and he had already told everyone that he fancied a move to the Premier League, so where would be better for him than Arsenal? Surely he wouldn’t need much persuasion to join a team at the top of the Premier League?
Not only that but the ex-Gunner Edu came over to London and discussed Pato’s availability with Wenger, which makes us missing out even more baffling! Edu, when asked if he was met Wenger to discuss the sale of Alexander Pato, he replied: “I wasn’t there to tout him around but if people ask about him, I’m going to answer,”
“I talked and they asked questions – not just about him, but about a few of our players. They know them well.
“I had lunch with Arsene Wenger and he asked about [Pato] and about others.”
Now it seems that Liverpool have snatched him and I am sure that they have got a top striker at a good price, and I feel pretty disappointed that Wenger didn’t take the chance to give us more attacking options….
Who else thinks this could come back to haunt us?