Arsene Wenger is one of the most unpredictable managers in the Premiership. The manager is known for pulling off some shocking transfers that most journalists have failed to call right. His decision to sign Mesut Ozil from Madrid on the last day of the 2013/2014 transfer window caught virtually everyone off guard. The manager further underlined his ability and skill when it comes to attracting top-notch players from any club in the world when he beat Liverpool to the signing of Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona.
This summer, the Arsenal manager has already demonstrated his ability to convince world class players to the Emirates with the signing of Petr Cech of Chelsea. If recent reports in the media are anything to go bye, the Frenchman is believed to have moved ahead of the pecking order in his club’s move to sign Barca attacker, Pedro.
According to the Telegraph, Arsenal have moved ahead of Liverpool (again!) in attempt to secure the signing of the 28-year old attacker who has been on the books of the Catalan giants since the age of 17.
This may not go down well with Liverpool fans, with memories of last summer’s loss of Sanchez to the Gunners. The player’s inability to hold down regular place in the Spanish team means he is surplus to requirement, and a move to the EPL won’t be a bad idea.
Though, Wenger’s interest is in signing a defensive midfielder and a defender this window, the availability of the Spanish international is set to spark a transfer tussle with the two English clubs this summer.