Guys and gals, I don’t want to break hearts so early in my morning and so late in your day, but look… Rapha Honigstein says we do NOT have a chance of signing Robert Lewandowski.
Sorry, I have to walk away from my keyboard for 5… so many tears.
BUT, the exciting news is Mahrez has decided that the probably sinking ship of Leicester is not where he wants to spend the next 9 months of his career, so he’s dropped a transfer request. Arsenal are always going to be interested in a player of that talent out on the right… especially considering our right side of midfield has been a hope and a ‘reach his full potential’ nightmare for the past 5 years. But, as is standard, we have to think on it for 3 weeks…
Arsenal have typically opened the bidding at a price that makes you want to slap a handbrake on Arsene Wenger going anywhere near the negotiation tables. A whopping £35m for some reason. A mere £5m more than the legendary Yannick Bolasie went for yesterday. But hey, United started the bidding for Pogba at £80m… and look where it ended up.
I think Mahrez is a £40m player, but you know what, in this market, if we have to pay £50m, who fucking cares? Just get it done. He’s perfect, he has pace, superb technique, he can finish and he’d be an absolute dream of a player outwide.
Then all we’d need is a striker… and errrr… well, rumours are abound about Wilfred Bony.
‘How could you possibly think we’d go for him!’
27 goals for Swansea back in the day. Powerful, pretty good in front of goal… served up by the same scouting network that brought you Park Chu-Young, Gervinho, Chamakh and the ever-pre-season-present Yaya Sanogo.
Please Arsenal fans, don’t think you’re above Bony.
My tip for a striker, and hear me out here… is Mariano of Real Madrid. Sure, he plays for their B team and sure, we’d have to loan him. BUT, Juventus took a similar risk with Morata a few years back and it worked our pretty well for them. The Domincan striker has been a goal machine for the B team, he’s 23 years old. He’s famed for being fast, and powerful… ‘bulldozing through defenders’… he’s not getting a look in at Madrid, but he’s highly rated.
Anyway, when the scouting network are on sabbatical, you gotta help them out, am I right?
Yeah I’m right.
Have a great day!