Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Wenger Is After Cole - The Proof
The Sun says:
Evidence is mounting that Arsene Wenger is chasing Carlton Cole. The Arsenal manager was seen slipping into Upton Park on Sunday afternoon and was caught on camera shaking Zola's hand and smiling. This, of course, is the standard way of sealing a deal.
With both Van Persie and Bendtner out injured, Wenger is desperate for somebody fit and ready to step into the team, which is why he fancies a player who has not kicked a ball in anger throughout December and January.
Traditionally, Wenger favours a short passing game and has repeatedly rejected claims that his side would benefit from a tall target man in the traditional English style. But whilst Wenger may have been inflexible in his thinking and football philosophies in the past, that does not mean he is incapable of a conversion on the road to Damascus. It is not impossible that Wenger may now favour a "knock it up there quick approach" after a number of years without a trophy.
Wenger is also a keen admirer of English players. He only packs his team with foreigners as a "next best" option. It is his secret dream to field 11 Englishmen one day, favouring their more subtle skills and refined football brains to the ill educated and rudimentary types of players hailing from countries such as France and Spain.
Clearly Carlton Cole is on his way to Arsenal with the only stumbling blocks being that West Ham do not want to sell him and Cole being happy at Upton Park. Minor details we are sure you will agree.
Tomorrow The Sun says why Diamanti will join AC Milan!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:57