It is being reported today that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a £5 million bid for the out of favour Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega.
The Gunners may have been linked with some unrealistically high-profile targets over the course of the past season but one that should be equally improbable – for the opposite reason – is Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega.
Arsene Wenger has promised the fans a big announcement tomorrow morning at his first pre-match conference of the new season, and it is certainly going to include the sale of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.
After Arsene Wenger refused to back Manuel Almunia as Arsenal’s permanent No1 on Friday, and Fabianski’s unconvincing display against Wigan, it is no surprise that Arsenal are being continually linked with talented goalkeepers. The Man City keeper Joe Hart has now emerged as the most likely arrival, if you go by the amount of articles suggesting that Wenger is considering a bid for the young Englishman.
It wouldn’t be Sunday without there being a few bits of Arsenal transfer news in the papers, and it seems every week there is another report about Marouane Chamakh. This time the Mail has categorically stated that the Bordeaux hitman has signed a four year deal with the Gunners worth £12m. I wish Arsenal would make an official announcement on this one, because all this endless speculation is becoming a bit tedious now!