When Mesut Ozil stroked home the ball with less than 10 minutes remaining yesterday, the Arsenal supporters sat in the Football Transfer Tavern were on cloud nine.
On loan Barcelona wonderkid Gerard Deulofeu was to put a damper on matters with a stunning equaliser for Everton just four minutes later but the pulsating draw left the Gunners five points clear at the top of the Premier League.
They are slowly starting to believe that this could be the season, but know there is still a long to go with the upcoming transfer window likely to play a major part in deciding where the Premier League title lands.
Now regular in the bar Rob Shepherd from Mail Online has arrived to announce a fresh surprise transfer target for Arsene Wenger in January.
He suggests that Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov is being considered by Wenger as he looks to strengthen his side’s title bid. The 32-year-old Bulgarian was at his outstanding nonchalant best yesterday as he helped the Cottagers to a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa and it appears that the former Spurs man could become a bargain option for Arsenal.
As one punter sat on the fruit machine points out, Berbatov has struggled for form this season with his only goal coming yesterday, but despite this he remains an exceptionally talented footballer who could fit right into the Arsenal style of play, as the long serving French boss searches for a strong back up to Olivier Giroud in attack.
The enigmatic striker, who has spent the last seven seasons in England with the Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham, Manchester United and now Fulham, sees his contract expires in the summer at Craven Cottage and that could see him becoming available for a cut price fee in January if Arsenal were to swoop for him.
Fulham’s newly appointed manager Rene Meulensteen has already admitted that he won’t stand in Berbatov’s way if he decides to leave and now we could see his own brand of ‘overcoat and cigar’ football gracing the Emirates Stadium. It’s certainly a rumour we’ll be keeping a close eye on in the tavern as the window edges closes.
Would moving for Berba make any sense for Gunners or is this story better off as tomorrow’s fish and chip paper? Let us know your thoughts below.
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