While Arsenal fans are still patiently waiting (or pulling our hair out in frustration) for Arsene Wenger to add to the early signing of Petr Cech, we have at least had the comfort of seeing last season´s Premier League champions Chelsea struggle.
Jose Mourinho and his expensive bunch of players have still not won a game in normal time since the beginning of their pre-season preparations and even though they have been struggling, it looked like their manager was taking a leaf out of Arsene Wenger´s book and sticking with the players he already had in the squad.
But whether it is because of their failure to create much in front of goal, the concern about the fitness of Diego Costa or the struggle for form of his options in Falcao and Remy, it looks like Mourinho has had a late change of mind and is set to beat Man United to the transfer of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona, as reported by the Daily Mail.
So Gooners, do you think the Spanish international will make a big difference for Chelsea? I do not really see Jose playing him through the middle, but on one of the flanks, so it will be as a replacement or competition for Willian or Cuadrado, with Eden Hazard a guaranteed starter.
Pedro is a class act in my opinion and he will be a good squad player, but I am not sure he really improves their first choice XI. I do hope, without too much belief, that the signing might just whet Wenger´s appetite for another player or two. What do you guys think of this transfer?