This weekend we received the very disappointing news that Robin van Persie looks like being out for the rest of the season. RVP had started the season well and looked like playing a key role in any success Arsenal had this season, but the injury he picked up on International duty now leaves Arsenal without their main attacker and one of their most influential players. This looks to have forced Arsenal into making a big money move in January for a top striker to keep their season on track with 19 year old Mario Balotelli the latest player linked with a move to the emirates.
Balotelli is highly rated in Italy and is one of the countries brightest prospects, his manager Jose Mourinho however is said not to be the biggest fan of the Italy Under-21 and publicly criticised the player after Inter Milan’s game with Rubin Kazan.
Wenger has previously highlighted the player as one that he feels could be one of the greatest players and who am I to argue with Arsene Wenger, possibly the greatest manager for spotting potential in young players. Balotelli is also said to be equally interested in moving to Arsenal to work under Wenger who he feels can develop his talent and make him a better player.
The type of figures that are being quoted for Balotelli is in the region of £30 million which would be a record for Wenger to spend on one player. Although this is a lot on money and not the usual way that Wenger does things Arsenal are n need of a couple of top class players in an Arsenal jersey to just take them that extra step and make them true title contenders. There is no doubt that Arsenal have one of the most talented squads in the Premiership but there is something missing that propels to the top of the table and if the rumours are true Wenger believes Balotelli is the man to do that. Whether Balotelli signs for Arsenal we will have to wait and see, but he is sure to be only one of many names that are linked with a move to the club over the coming months.
Written by Kampanart Wong, a sports editor who blogs about cheap football jersey