Emirates Stadium boss ready to make big money offer.
There have been signs recently that Arsenal are about to change certain aspects of their transfer policy and if the rumours coming out of Italy are anything to go by then it does appear that those signs are becoming a reality.
The speculation is that Arsenal are ready to break their club transfer record and bid as much as £35 Million for the services of AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato.
Pato is considered one of the best players in the world and if Arsenal were to manage to land the 22 year old it would be one of the biggest coups in English football, it is hard to think of many other high profile transfers that could match this, Pato really is one of those very few footballers that can change a whole game in a heart beat.
It is easy to dismiss these rumours, but it is known that Milan do not have the cash they used to have and that they have to be more financially astute in future and that they will need to sell big before they can bring in any more big name players.
There may well be a need to bring in further attacking talent as Arsenal still do heavily rely on captain Robin Van Persie to weigh in with the lions share of the club’s goals. The Dutchman has been in fine form but is of course known for his injury problems and therefore Arsene Wenger will be keen to bring someone in to share the burden.
Whilst Gervinho has been in good form of late the Ivory Coast striker is by no means prolific in front of goal and the likes of Park Chu-Young and Marouane Chamakh can add able support but AC Milan youngster Alexandre Pato is in a different league and if the Gunners boss can snap him up then it will be something of a coup.
22 year old Pato is reportedly not that ecstatic with life at the San Siro at present and the Brazilian international is by no means a first choice under Massimiliano Allegri so could be considering his options. The former Internacional striker has netted 58 goals in the past four and a bit seasons and helped AC Milan to the title last term.
Given that Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela are out on loan deals and not likely to return, the need to bring in another striker may well make a great deal of sense however Wenger is famous for not splashing the cash on big name players so this would be something of a shock move if it occurs.