Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Arsene Wenger Keep Eye on Pato

Reports in the Italian press indicate that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a firm admirer of AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato and could make a move for the young Brazilian in the January transfer window.

Wenger is likely to have funds to spend at the turn of the year to strengthen his stuttering squad, following a board meeting on Friday in which the budget for the winter transfer window was discussed at some length.

With Emmanuel Adebayor struggling with injuries and Nicklas Bendtner misfiring, the Frenchman will have identified his forward line as a potential area for reinforcement - if not in January, then certainly at the end of the season, despite having Eduardo still to return from injury.

Valencia striker David Villa has been linked with a move to the Emirates, but if a report in the Gazzetta dello Sport is to be believed, then Pato is also in Arsenal's sights.

The Italian sports daily suggests that Wenger has been keeping tabs on Pato for some time and wishes to get in contact with the nineteen year old to make his interest known, even if a January deal may be out of the question.


  1. just what we need another 19 yr old, with the potential to be brilliant in 2012

  2. Could it be that a great young player in the world is not at Arsenal? I thought we already had all the best young players? Just rebuild the squad Arsene, everyone knows we're not very good.

  3. This is b*llocks, Wenger won't buy from a big club unless it's some wash out.

    Wenger's lost his bottle in the transfer market...fact.