When I first saw the latest Arsenal transfer rumour linking the Gunners with a bid for the Barcelona and Spain international defender Gerard Pique, I thought that it was just a bit of journalistic nonsense, even though the Daily Mail report claims that it has got it’s sources from Spain.
But looking into it a bit more, it does look like a January transfer move could be on the cards for Pique, as his relationship with the current Barca coach Luis Enrique seems to have reached a point of no return. And the Catalan club are keen to get behind their former playing star as boss after the failure of the Tata Martinez experiment last season. They want to go back to their old boot room philosophy with the likes of Guardiola, Rijkaard and Cruyff doing so well.
So it looks like Pique will have to back down and apologise or move on, which the report claims is now the most likely thing to happen. So the Premier League is the obvious choice for Pique, especially as he has already spent some time here with Man United as a youngster. The paper claims that United want him back, but a move to Arsenal has a lot going for it for Pique. An almost guaranteed starting place for one, a life in London with his wife Shakira, a former team mate in Alexis Sanchez and a few Spaniards to help him settle in.
So I for one am quietly hoping that the report’s claim that Wenger has already spoken to Barca about signing him are true. What do you think Gooners?