The Gunners have been outscored by all their rivals this season, with Emmanuel Adebayor unable to emulate the 23 goals he managed in the league last term. It appears as though Monsieur Wenger is lining up a player who could bag the goals required for a sustained challenge on the Premier League title.
After all, who are we to question the Daily Mirror or their ‘Football Spy’, who nearly always let their good stories get in the way of the facts? This time, they have located one of the most popular players to be linked with a move to the Premier League, picked out a club who might need a new striker in the summer and let the potent mix work its magic.
Arsenal are lining up a £15million summer swoop for fed-up Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The Dutch international only moved left Ajax in January, but is disillusioned after being left out of Real’s revised Champions League squad list – so he won’t be facing Liverpool next week.
The £17m man has scored just one La Liga goal and the Bernabeu top brass are reported to be ready to cut their losses on the 25-year-old.
It certainly appears that Huntelaar will be searching for a new club, although won’t the Dutchman be keen to play Champions League football next term? Arsenal are odds-against to be featuring in next season’s competition, although they could be looking for firepower if the likes of Adebayor and Van Persie leave the Emirates in the summer. Will the Football Spy be proved right?