If I was Arsene Wenger I would have two sets of scouts running. One set would look for players that Arsenal are really keen on, the other would pick substandard players for Spurs to waste their money on. Tottenham don’t need scouts, it seems, they just wait for the media to tell them who Arsenal are interested in and jump on the bandwagon.
Arsenal, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, have been watching the 19-year old Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and, with the Theo Walcott contract saga still unresolved, the Gunners are thought to be the most likely club to bid for him in January. Andres Villas-Boas is like the kid at school who is always tagging along when he’s not wanted and has turned up late and unwanted to the party again.
Despite not needing a winger and knowing that Palace are looking for £11 million, Villas-Boas is planning to offer £8 million in January, according to Metro. There have been `leaked` reports that Crystal Palace board know they are struggling to keep Zaha at the club, but the co-chairman Steve Parish has derided these suggestions via Twitter, claiming it is pure fabrication.
Parish goes on to state that there is an agreement in place between the club and Zaha and his family and he will only leave when they mutually agree it is beneficial to his career. Maybe Wenger should start a rumour that Arsenal are desperately trying to persuade Bendtner and Chamakh to sign new contracts.