Arsenal Want Milan Star To Replace Van Persie

Ollie Irish

26th, January 2010

By Ollie Irish


This morning’s most interesting rumour claims that Arsenal are back in the race to sign Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on loan, although apparently Arsene Wenger isn’t prepared to match the Dutchman’s £65,000-a-week wages.

With Robin van Persie set to miss much of the remainder of the season, Huntelaar represents a more-than-decent alternative.

With the World Cup on the horizon (I will be typing that a lot this year), KJ needs to be playing more first-team football than he’s currently getting at the San Siro, so it seems likely that he will move somewhere this month. Spurs and West Ham have also been linked with the player.

As a Spurs fan, I’d love to have Huntelaar, but surely Arsene Wenger’s need is greater here – with RvP out of action, and the title on the line, Arsenal’s gaffer has to forget his prudent ways for once and get his wallet out – it’s only a loan after all, so the overall cost to the Gunners should not be considered prohibitive – not when his signing might mean the difference between winning the title and finishing second or third.

What say you, Goon Squad? Should Wenger go Dutch again?

Posted in Arsenal, Serie A, Transfers & Rumours

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