Two freebies on Wenger’s wish list.
The chase for Marouane Chamakh has of course continued unabatedly for some time now and the latest chapter of the move for the Moroccan came when Bordeaux’s top brass accused Arsene Wenger of unsettling their top striker, something that our boss strongly denies. It looks like we may well make a move for him in the summer when he will of course be ours for the taking for the princely sum of nothing as his contract will have come to completion at the French champions but there is also talk of another target potentially making a short trip across London next summer for absolutely nothing.
Some reports have suggested that Fulham centre back Brede Hangeland may well opt for running out his Craven Cottage contract and then seeing who is interested in employing his services with currently Arsenal being the main high profile club sniffing around.
Perhaps this is the new transfer tactic of the recessionary age? Waiting for players over the age of 24 to run down their deals and then swooping in to pick up the players for nothing. It’s a good idea if you think about it, and one we may see more and more of as clubs try to use their nous to find top notch players rather than simply splashing the cash.
Both players have something to offer the Gunners and as they wouldn’t cost a penny there is far less of a risk in signing them to contracts at the club. We are probably a bit light in the centre of defence and with William Gallas not getting any younger perhaps bringing in the giant Norwegian would be a good idea.
As for Chamakh I would say he is a good player but not one who would easily break into the first team picture but again as the outlay is minimal it’s well worth considering.