Arsenal reject bid for Santos!
What were Arsenal thinking when they turned down the chance to offload one of their unwanted players? This has been one of the main problems facing the club for a while, the difficulty in getting rid of the so-called deadwood players. It drives Gooners up the wall when we hear that the club has a strict wage policy that stops us getting or keeping the best players, while we have players earning fortunes and never playing.
The list is a long one at the minute, with names like Arshavin, Djourou, Chamakh, Squillachi and the man in question, Andre Santos. The Brazilian left back was okay last season, but has been nothing short of abysmal this year. He then compounded his lack of interest and passion by cosying up to Robin van Persie at Old Trafford.
The Sun reports that Arsenal have rejected a bid of around £2.5 million for the 29-year old. They want more like £5 million because he cost nearly £7 million. The problem is, if nobody comes up with a better offer, Arsenal will have to pay his massive wages until his contract ends.
Surely it is better to admit that he was a mistake, get rid of him and free his wages for somebody else.