Arsenal FC – Latest news, gossip & transfer rumours
A close encounter on Saturday saw the Gunners held to a draw at Upton Park for a large part of the match, but the attacking interplay of Arsenal’s forward line gave them the edge to seal a 3-1 victory, Wenger gave special praise to Santi Cazorla, his very own Glenn Hoddle.
Spanish maestro Cazorla is fast becoming this year’s continental success story following the footsteps of fellow countryman David Silva, his recent string of performances have earned him the title of the new Glenn Hoddle, such is Wenger’s admiration for his most expensive signing ever.
“Cazorla is like Glenn Hoddle is some ways,” told Wenger. “Left-footed, right-footed, you could not say what he was and Cazorla is similar. I don’t remember anyone else I have worked with who was as two-footed and it is so important to have this quality in the modern game. He has the ability to make everyone a better player and that is why I feel is fantastic to watch.
Big transfer news from The Mirror this morning, which claims the Wenger is in expected to be handed a £35m war chest and will spend a considerable sum of that money on a new striker, rumours point to Atletico Madrid frontman Falcao.
In recent weeks the 26-year-old Colombian has been on every top European club’s radar owning to standout games in La Liga, now it is believed Arsenal are in the running to land his signature.
Falcao could cost anywhere in the region of £30-40m, which is a price Wenger may have to negotiate on and if he is serious about bringing in the South American then one Gunner may have to be shipped out to warrant the fee.
Meanwhile, Theo Walcott has reiterated his desire to stay at Arsenal despite the mess that surrounds his contract stall, he confirmed: ”I want to play for this club and hopefully something can happen very soon,” said Walcott, who came of the bench on Saturday to score Arsenal’s second goal.