If we believed everything the press published, we could end up starting next season with a strike force of Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain and Fernando Torres.
Here I give cast my eye over how likely these deals are:
Gonzalo Higuain: 8/10
This is a deal that I feel is realistic. We’ve heard from Higuain’s brother, father, grandmother and even his dog that he could be moving to Arsenal. For me, this deal is very much on the table but the big question is do Arsenal have the balls to follow it through and seal the deal.
Fernando Torres: 1/10
Unless Arsene has had a stroke, then this deal is how it sounds. Completely ridiculous. Fernando Torres is finished. Ever since moving to Chelsea he has been extremely poor and obviously Jose Mourinho doesn’t see him being the man that can fire Chelsea to the major honours so they want to offload him. The obvious place to link him to is Arsenal with their “war chest” and every striker that looks like moving on is linked to us. It’s no different here but the whole concept is crazy. He only scores against rubbish teams, has lost his pace, lost his touch and well, is crap.
Wayne Rooney: 1/10
Another ridiculous transfer rumour. He’s on a reported £250,000 a week which is more than double the highest paid player, Theo Walcott, is on at Arsenal. Added to the issue of wages, he is a disruptive influence in the dressing room, wouldn’t take orders from Arsene Wenger, is a liability on the pitch, doesn’t fit in to Arsenal’s style of play, would go off the rails in London… do I really need to go on?
Anyway, he’s apparently “happy” at Manchester United now and it was blatantly just yet another ploy to improve his contract at Old Trafford.