The Gunners are searching to bring a top quality forward to the Emirate stadium, and a certain Argentine international in the form of Mauro Icardi has once again been linked with a transfer to the North London club. A look at latest Arsenal odds shows the odds of the Argentine playing in Arsenal colours next season is constantly been shorten. Could the bookmakers know something we the fans of the club do not know?
The Argentine scored 16 goals in 32 matches last season and this is despite the fact that he had troubles with injuries at the beginning of the season. He has shown himself to have been very consistent especially for a player playing for a team as Inter Milan who are to be fair rubbish at the moment and in a league as defensive as the Serie A.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was reportedly interested in bringing the striker to the Emirate last year and according to latest reports, Arsenal have made enquiry over the availability of the striker this summer from Inter Milan.
Icardi’s agent and wife Wanda Nara has revealed that the Gunners are interested in securing the services of his 23-year-old center forward and husband, and have contacted the player for his services, according to Sky Sports via Corriere della Sera. One can argue that it is the player’s agent/wife that is behind all the rumours but again, many reliable sources have since confirmed there is a possibility that the Argentine will be playing in Arsenal’s colours next season.
No doubt about the fact that the North London club really want to bolster their attacking option this summer transfer window and have been linked with a host of superstars like Argentine Gonzalo Higuainand German Julian Draxler.
Icardi led the goal scoring log in the 2014-2015 Serie A season. TheArgentine scored 16 goals last season and made 4 assists in 33 Serie A games for the Italian club. According to Goal, Inter Milan has placed a €50 million price tag on Mario Icardi. €50 million in the current market is certainly not too much especially for a player who has been as consistent as Icardi.
However, the same Icardi was available for €30 million last summer. If Arsenal had been decisive enough, we would have had the Argentine playing for us. The prices of players in the market today is a pointer that Arsenal was stupid not to bring in the players they needed last summer.
The money they thought they were been wise by keeping, has now lost it value as due to skyrocketting player prices. Having said that, failure not to buy what the club needs this summer could lead to serious fans backlash and that’s the last thing Wenger and his team needs. Especially as this season could well be Wenger’s last season in charge.
With Welbeck out till November and Walcott as clueless as ever, failure to sign a striker this summer could mean Arsenal missing out on the top four. This is especially so if you consider the fact that other clubs have done good bbusiness in the transfer window so far.