Now I am totally confused. Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not going to buy a new striker to cover for Olivier Giroud, but now it seems he is in the process of bringing Nikola Zigic to Arsenal.
The Serb’s agent told the Metro: ‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his desire to sign Zigic.
‘He was offered a contract until the end of the year, with a view to it being extended to 2015 – we’ll see what happens.’
It is probably a simple knee-jerk reaction to Giroud’s injury, but is Zigic going to be of any use whatsoever, except as a target man when we get corners and free-kicks.
The 33 year-old came to the end of his contract with Birmingham last month and most people thought he would retire until the call came from Wenger. It remains to be seen if this will be of any help to the Gunners, but if he suddenly improves on his 7-goal tally (from 35 games) in the Championship last season then we will just have to admit that Wenger is a genius yet again!