Given the recent slump in form, no win in five Premier League games, and the dependence on Adebayor for goals from their front men, it’s no surprise to see this duo on the Arsenal radar again.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen on signing Lyon’s £40m pair –highly rated winger Hatem Ben Arfa and his teammate striker Karim Benzema. (Various)
Whilst I think it would be churlish to imply that something has gone horribly wrong at Emirates, clearly a blip in form may have cost them the title, Wenger needn’t make huge repairs to his squad. The lack of striking support for the Togolese man due to major injuries to RVP and Eduardo have left the Gunners short of firepower and something is needed in the summer in this department. Maybe it is time for the Frenchman to spend big, he has the cash, and these two are pretty much the archetypal ‘Arsene Wenger’ type players.