Relegation threatened boss looks to Wenger in hope of securing talent to help beat the drop.
West Brom hope to snap up Arsenal striker Carlos Vela on-loan next month.
Albion manager Tony Mowbray is desperate to strengthen his bottom-of-the-table side’s attacking options.
He is also committed to making full use of the loan market.
But luring Vela away from The Emirates could prove to be a problem as the youngster has recently forced his way into the Premier League and Champions League plans of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. (tribalfootball.com)
Obviously Tony Mowbray would love to snare the Mexican striker but would Wenger let him leave? I find it unlikely, there are a great many players further down the pecking order he would be ready to give a loan move to, such as Jay Simpson, but Vela could well be an integral part of the squad. With Eduardo returning from long term injury and with Bendtner, well being Bendtner (and therefore not being very good), the club has Adebayor and RVP to count on for front line options and therefore it may be risky to let Carlos leave. I like the way West Brom play and I think they have the quality to muster enough points to beat the drop but there is of course a worry about where the goals are coming from. Maybe the Baggies manager should look to other strikers at top level clubs as potential loanees? I am thinking of the likes of Man United pair Manucho and Danny Welbeck or perhaps Chelsea’s Scott Sinclair.
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete)
Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 2/10