Morning, you pulchritudinous individuals.
We’ve all heard the stories alleging Arsenal will blaze forward into the summer and splash obscene amounts of cash. Like most of you, I’ve raised a querying eyebrow more than once when those claims have been brought up. Well, to tell you the truth; I’ve scoffed and decided I’ll believe all that talk when I see physical evidence of it. If you’re to become embroiled in all the talk of signings, there is no better approach.
It’s with that exact mindset I viewed the tales of Arsenal looking to not only add Higuain to our strike-force, but Rooney and Fernando Torres, too. Given the previous seasons, I can only say that sounds far-fetched in the extreme. Wildly unlikely, even… Actually, I’d say there is greater probability of me simultaneously winning the affections of Anne Hathaway and Megan Fox and enjoying a weekend of carnal delight with both in a caravan park outside of Devon.
The stories that have surfaced about Torres come from that beacon of all things truthful, The Mirror, and it’s another one of those that says things like
– “Arsene Wenger will move fast after eyeing up Torres”.
How exactly do they know that? Perhaps Gervinho is an undercover reporter. Maybe they’ve a direct link to Arsene’s bedroom and they hear his pillow talk. Or maybe, just maybe; someone has made up a bunch of shit for the sake of it.
If there is a shred of truth to it, I’m not sure I’d be overly enamoured with it. Whilst at Liverpool, Torres was undeniably brilliant and the type of player that frightened me to death when headed towards our penalty box. Since those days, he has been anything but. Wether he’s become lazy, injured, washed-up or just gone off the boil for a considerable amount of time; few could deny there has been a noticeable plummet in his standards.
Given the transfer fee he’d command, and the ridiculous wages, I’m not sure it’s good business to gamble on him providing us with the goods. More to the point; I can’t see Arsene Wenger considering it a viable option. If we buy a striker, it will be Higuain. There is little possibility of us shelling out big money for two – especially with Giroud and Sanogo (I’m assuming) already in the squad.
On the opposite side, however, I think Torres might just come good with us. Chelsea seem to prefer the strategic approach of a defensive mentality and racism. We have a game that’s centred around quick, technical approach play with attacking being our preferred method of defence. Deployed into that system I think our Spanish friend would score a fair few goals. If you told me we’d see the Torres of old linking up with Santi Cazorla, I’d probably explode into glorious orgasm right now.
It’s certainly one of the more interesting transfer rumours I’ve heard. It’s probably bollocks, but I’ll ask your opinion on the matter regardlessly; do you think Fernando Torres would be a good signing for Arsenal? Purely on footballing terms, that is. Forget however much he might cost, or how much his weekly salary would be.
The comments await your views on the subject below. I’ll look forward to engaging with as many of you as possible. As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.