Ex-Gunner and club legend Ian Wright feels that Arsenal should go for Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe before the transfer window closes.
This summer has been a rollercoaster for Arsenal. The club has lost the talismanic skipper Robin van Persie to Manchester United for £24m, while Alex Song has been sold to Barcelona for around £15m.
However, Wenger didn’t hesitate to bolster the squad this time around. Frenchman Olivier Giroud and German international Lukas Podolski have been brought in and Wright expects, once the duo settles in, goals will come in plenty.
However, Arsenal started the present campaign with couple of goal less draws. With three days remaining, the Gunners could lure Defoe to the Emirates who is not rated highly by new manager Andre Villas-Boas. Another dodgy start to the season would be a catastrophe for Wenger’s side.
Wright in his column for The Sun wrote “So if I was Arsene Wenger, I would make an audacious bid for Defoe, whose face doesn’t seem to fit at Spurs and who looks up for a move.
Defoe would be the perfect replacement for Robin van Persie, the penalty box predator to finish off all those half-chances which are currently going begging.”
But, knowing the bad blood between both the clubs, it is highly unthinkable that Arsenal will embrace the 29-year-old as their own despite the fact that Defoe is one of the good finishers in English football.
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