While all Arsenal fans were excitingly waiting for the news that the club had signed Porto’s Jackson Martinez all that got instead was a huge serving of disappointment after learning that the Colombian international had decided to join AC Milan.
Being a Gooner can prove to be disappointing at times and especially so when it comes to Arsene Wenger and the transfer market with the 65-year-old scrooge McDuck acting as if all the money available for transfers is part of his own personal fortune.
There are a few big name strikers available, but Wenger will not pay the money needed in order to bring them to the Emirates.
PSG’s Edinson Cavani is a prime example of a world-class striker that could help Arsenal win the Premiership, but Wenger will never sanction the money that the French champions would be looking to receive never mind paying the Uruguayan’s £300,000 per-week salary demands.
Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain was a Gunners target a couple of seasons ago before the Argentinian joined the Italian club for £35 million, a price they would like to get back should he be sold.
Talk of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema being on the market is also a possibility, but again Los Blanco’s will not be willing to let the French international leave on the cheap which will rule him out from joining Arsenal.
The one move Wenger could make, but he won’t is to sign Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco with the Colombian already saying he would take a cut in his massive salary to remain playing in the Premiership.
Here at Soccer Transfers we feel he was not allowed to play the way he wanted under LVG at Old Trafford and that now he has something to prove which is why Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is eager to get him to move to Stamford Bridge.
In the end though we all know this will not happen as Wenger is under the illusion that he already has a team that is capable of winning the Premiership and that he would rather Stan Kroenke get the profits rather than see it being spent on signing top-players.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all after strikers this summer and will fork out the money needed to make their teams better for next season, while Wenger will wait to find what he calls value in the market and sign another Ligue 1 striker we have never heard of.