The turmoil that Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Chelsea have been going through ever since the Gunners beat them to lift the Community Shield at the start of the season, and which culminated this week with the parting of ways between the club and their manager Jose Mourinho will probably have given Arsene Wenger a certain amount of private pleasure.
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.