Careful Olivier, you’ll do yourself a mischief
With the transfer season coming to an end and the news that Olivier Giroud will be knackered for the next three months after a football touched his foot, the media experts have whipped out their scatterguns and aimed them squarely at Arsenal.
In the past 24 hours, Arsenal have been linked with the following players…
The Metro say Arsenal want Alessio Cerci.
The Daily Star say Arsenal want to buy Atletico Madrid’s Toby Alderweireld.
The Daily Mirror say Arsenal want Wolfsburg’s Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo.
The Mirror also claim Arsenal want West Ham’s Winston Reid.
The Metro say Arsenal want Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho.
The Star say Arsenal are chasing Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote.
The Guardian say Arsenal want Sami Khedira and Jackson Martinez.
The Star say Arsenal want Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.
The Irish Independent report Arsenal want Eto’o, Loic Remy and Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck.
The Metro say Arsenal want Edinson Cavani.
To recap: Arsenal are in the market to replace Giroud with six strikers, four midfielders and four defenders, capiche?
In other words: the mainstream media has absolutely no idea who Arsenal want but if they shout enough names they might just get one right and be able to declare “WE TOLD YOU SO” in seven day’s time.