The Porto striker Jackson Martinez has been linked with Arsenal for nearly a year, but it was recently thought that the Gunners had lost any chance of signing him as his agent and his club had begun discussions with AC Milan regarding a move to Serie A.
Would you pay £24m for a striker if you thought he was guaranteed to bang in goals in the Premiership? Or more to the point would Arsene Wenger splash out that amount of money if he thought that this man could be the missing part of the jigsaw that won him the Premiership title?
The Arsenal and Germany striker Lukas Podolski has just one year left on his current contract with the Gunners and as he did not cost us too much when we signed him from Cologne three years ago we will not be looking for much of a transfer fee.
Arsenal do already have two players involved in the Copa America tournament being held in Chile this summer, with our brilliant forward Alexis Sanchez representing the home nation and our Keeper David Ospina likely to be the number one for Colombia.
Over the last couple of summer transfer windows, Arsene Wenger has broken spending records with his signings and it it is being reported that this will happen again this year. The Frenchman is apparently planning to beat last summer´s splashing of the cash by spending the best part of £100 million to bring in the four players he believes will turn the Gunners from also rans into Premier League champions, but for me this is highly unlikely!
Hello fellow Gooners! What do you think of Tottenham? Just joking, I hope the media don’t rape me because I asked you in public. Can you believe how much fuzz is coming out of this Jack Wilshere chant? I mean the smoked cigars were bad but this is pure entertainment.
Although some Arsenal fans are still not convinced by our France international centre forward Olivier Giroud, and may have been hoping that the manager´s decision to start Theo Walcott ahead of him in the FA cup final was a sign that he would be replaced this summer, I still think that Arsene Wenger has a lot of respect for and belief in his fellow countryman.
THE STRIKER ISSUE by Uche
Hello there friends. It is amazing how the season finally ended with a flurry of goals and great performances coming especially from our fringe players. Overall, the mood is positive and our players are energized going into the FA cup. We finished convincingly in third place and will not need to play Champions league qualifiers. We also stand a good chance of winning the FA cup so it has been a decent season overall.