A chance to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League was missed yesterday afternoon as Robin van Persie put his old club to the sword.
All the discussion in the tavern now surrounds how the Gunners failed to gain anything from the game with most blaming the lack of striking options available oat the Emirates Stadium.
Now according to the Daily Star, the Gunners could move again for Chelsea striker Demba Ba and are ready to pay £15 million to secure his services in January.
The Senegal international has been outlined by Arsene Wenger as he desperately seeks for suitable back-up to Olivier Giroud in attack.
He had previously tried to sign the 28-year-old former Newcastle United forward in the summer but the Blues blocked the transfer after failing to sign a striker as expected.
During yesterday’s away defeat at Old Trafford, Wenger was forced to bring on Nicklas Bendtner as he searched for an equaliser which was not forthcoming.
As one punter quips, that is not a surprise as one of our bar stools would probably be more effective than the misfit Danish forward!
Although as the landlord confirms, Ba wouldn’t be our first choice of striker to arrive with moves for Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez much more favourable in the tavern.
Ba has struggled for regular game time at Stamford Bridge following the summer arrival of Samuel Eto’o and that could see him leaving Stamford Bridge just one year since his switch from St. James’ Park.
Would Ba solve the attacking issues at the Emirates Stadium and is he worth £15 million? Let us know your thoughts below.
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