If this is true then it seems that Real Madrid don’t want to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal, and there are no other top strikers anywhere else that are on the market. It seems clear that there is no-one available that Wenger thinks will be better than the strikers we already have, or that will want (or be allowed) to come to Arsenal.
Maybe all those concerned with the success of Arsenal in the Premier League in the coming months will have something to worry about if the reports about this transfer deal turn out to be true and the Spanish international striker Pedro Rodriguez does join our rivals Chelsea from Barcelona this summer.
Pedro anyone? Enjoy the silence of the window. by KM
Good day to all of you fine Gunners round the globe. Do you miss football in the 2 months of the transfer barbeque, where stories get fried and go sour in a matter of days? Well I do.
Many of the readers of JustArsenal think that the Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez could be perfect for Arsenal, especially if Theo Walcott is converted into a centre-forward next season, but since the 27 year-old signed a new contract recently with a buy-out clause of £110m, we didn’t think there was much chance of him moving to the Emirates.
The very highly rated Barcelona striker Pedro Rodriguez is being linked with Arsenal as the club look to replace Lukas Podolski.
The latest reports coming out of Spain say that the the Gunners made an initial contact with his representatives. The report goes on to add that the chances of striking a deal for this summer are being evaluated.
He may not be the same sort of player as the Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, but he was just as effective in his own way when the two were fighting for a place in the Barcelona team. Pedro Rodriguez spent three years in the same squad as the Chilean and they both had to play second fiddle to the likes of Messi, Neymar and David Villa but they both chipped in with a decent amount of goals and assists.
Not every player that comes to England to play in the Premier League has to struggle to adapt to the different style of football played over here, but the way that Arsenal´s top signing of last summer settled straight in was still quite a surprise.
If reports from various sections of the media are anything to go by, Arsenal will be going for the kill when this summer’s transfer window opens for business. Arsene Wenger has been linked with the Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez since last summer but the latest development in the story is that the player has handed in a transfer request at the Camp Nou.