Metro have Arsenal fans shaking their heads here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
This is because the publication claim that not only did Arsene Wenger turn down the chance to sign Mario Balotelli once; he did it twice.
This is of course before the AC Milan forward’s imminent deal to Liverpool came to pass.
After our regulars saw the Gunners drop points this weekend with questions remaining over their strength and depth, especially up top, we don’t think it was the smartest of moves from the Frenchman – especially given Puma offered to help pay for the deal!
As one of our punters notes over a pint, we know that Balotelli is a slightly lose cannon, but for £16 million, he is a steal.
The Italian international is someone who can score regularly in the top flight of English football and who knows exactly what to expect from the league, the fans and the media.
Arsenal fans. What do you think of this latest piece of news about Wenger and his transfer dealings this summer? Is he costing the club a shot at the title? Let us know your thoughts below.