There were quite a few Arsenal transfer rumours last summer that suggested that Arsene Wenger was one of the club managers that were hoping to add the Croatian international star Mario Mandzukic to his playing staff. We do not know for sure if that is true, but if so, the Frenchman should be very interested in what Diego Simeone has had to say this week.
Mandzukic has spent the last season playing for Atletico Madrid under the Argentinean coach and despite scoring a very respectable 20 goals from just 42 games, only 36 of them starts, his manager has made it abundantly clear that he would not be too bothered to see the centre forward move on.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Simeone not only spoke about how Mandzukic can easily get on his nerves, but he also praised the Juventus and Argentina striker Carlos Tevez who has been linked a with a possible summer transfer to the Spanish club.
He suggested that Tevez would suit the way Atletico play better than Mandzukic does and he might be right. I think that Mandzukic, with his robust approach, battling qualities and finishing, would give Arsenal a different and very good option to Giroud and Walcott up front.
The report claims that Man United might try to sign him, but do you think that Wenger should be making a call to Madrid?