Arsenal are interested in the Portuguese winger Nani who has fallen out of favour with the Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson. United have realised that Arsenal are looking at the winger, however, and are suddenly talking about how valuable he is and how reluctant they are to let him go.
Arsene Wenger is no fool, though, as we know, and if Ferguson really thinks he can push us for more money then he is going to be sorely disappointed. The only reason that Wenger is interested in Nanni in the first place is that he is cheap. Whether that is because his talents are on the wane is a subject of conjecture, but it does mean that signing him is a risky business.
Ferguson may be the most successful manager in Premier league history, but it is not his aptitude in the transfer market that has made him so successful. He has had his pants pulled down quite a few times over the years, most recently by Wenger over the transfer of van Persie. He did not need to offer so much because the Dutchman wanted to join and Wenger was resigned to letting him go. The purple-faced Scot is now trying to talk tough, but it does not ring true.
“We won’t be letting him go, we need a Nani.
“He’s got a future here. Why would I want to let him go?”
Oh I don’t know Alec, maybe because you never play him. Anyway, what Wenger needs to focus on is getting Walcott to commit his future to Arsenal. He has the potential to be much better than Nani, who seems to have an attitude problem. I’m not saying he is not a good player, just that he is not so important that we should be held to ransom.