Arsene Wenger’s big mistake by Lazyboy
The expectation among Arsenal fans, built to a crescendo by the Arsenal transfer rumours in the media, is that Arsene Wenger is set to announce the first big name signings of the summer transfer window tomorrow. The fact that this announcement will happily coincide with the fans’ chance to spend their money on the new Arsenal range by PUMA, is surely just a lucky happenstance.
The rumours linking Arsenal with the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata seemed to have cooled since it was revealed that Madrid were demanding 30 million euros for the 21 year-old around a month ago. The Italian giants Juventus were reported as offering 18 million for him, and the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have also proclaimed there interest recently.
If you go on the premise that there is no smoke without fire then it would seem that Arsenal are on the verge of signing the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, as there is an avalanche of stories regarding the deal this morning.
I really hope that Arsene Wenger was merely trying to throw people off the track of what Arsenal are planning to do in the transfer market, when he claimed that he did not expect much business to be done early on this summer. Because if he was serious, I think he may have misjudged the situation quite badly.
If Arsenal are to complete the transfer of one of their top summer targets, they are going to have to do a lot better against the Serie A club Napoli than they did last summer. We were linked for a long time with the signing of the Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid and, just when it seemed that we had sealed the deal, along came Napoli, beat our offer and the striker went to Italy.
It is a shame for Arsenal that Alvaro Morata did not make the right decision in January. Arsene Wenger was apparently very close to getting the young Spanish international to join the Gunners on loan until the end of the season, but Morata wanted one last chance to prove himself at Real Madrid.
It seems that Arsenal and their scouts have got season tickets to watch Real Madrid, because it looks like we could be after two more of their players this summer, to add to the marquee signing of Mesut Ozil at the end of August. You are probably well aware of the rumours surrounding the transfer of Alvaro Morata to the Emirates, but he may not be coming alone, as they say.