To paraphrase a Johnny Cash song, Arsenal are NOT going to Jackson, and Jackson Martinez is not going to Arsenal, as the prolific Porto front man is apparently on the verge of agreeing a transfer to play for the Serie A club AC Milan.
Football writers and Arsenal fans will all be expecting Arsene Wenger to spend some money in the summer and the number one target for most people would be a top class striker. But getting the right player, no matter how much cash you splash, is not that easy. Just ask Chelsea and Liverpool who spent big money on Torres and Carroll.
Do you recognise the name Alexandre Rodrigues Da Silva, Arsenal fans? Because that is the player that Arsenal have apparently made an offer for, but don’t worry because you will probably know him for his Brazilian nickname Pato, which means duck in English.And, according to a Mirror report, Arsene Wenger has been quackers enough to bid 8 million euros for him.
Arsenal and Spurs linked to Pato by AT
As a result of Arsenal’s growing need to bring in a new striker considering Olivier Giroud’s issues with fatigue, the media continues to link the North London side with one world class front man after another. And recently it has been reported that Arsenal and North London rivals Tottenham are both plotting a January swoop for the mercurial Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato.
Arsenal should get Ambrosini by Rohan
Its been said repeatedly that Arsenal lacks experience. We pride ourselves on the young talent we produce but year after year we have seen that it is not enough to win trophies. Arsene wenger has also said over and over in post match conferences that the team lacks personality at the moment.
Arsenal or Spurs in for Belhanda by SS
Arsenal target Younes Belhanda may be closer to a move to North London after Montpellier club president Louis Nicollin admitted that the Ligue 1 club have received offers from both English and German clubs for the Moroccan international.
It has been reported that Arsenal are close to sealing the deal for The Montenegro international and Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. While the Gunners sealed the final Champions League place in the Premier League with victory at Newcastle, Fiorentina missed out despite beating Pescara 5-1.
Surely Arsene Wenger will sign a defensive midfielder for Arsenal this summer, surely. I know that Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey have been doing a great job recently and that there is the versatile Francis Coquelin breaking through from the reserve ranks, but the need for a proper, no-nonsense midfield general has been stark at times this season.