When the Arsenal transfer rumours first started to suggest that Arsene Wenger was considering the giant Serbian striker Nikola Zigic as an emergency replacement for the injured French forward Olivier Giroud, I didn’t even bother getting annoyed.
After all, there was no way there could be any truth to such a daft rumour was there? I mean, if Wenger wanted a striker who was just a big, useless lump, he would have offered Nicklas Bendtner a new contract wouldn’t he? The only possible explanation would be that Wenger’s dog had chewed up his notebook with all the possible striker in it and just left the final page intact. But even then he would have gone for Bobby Zamora.
So I thought that some mischievous journalist, probably a spud, was having a laugh, but maybe not. According to a Metro report, the 33-year old’s agent, Milan Casalan, has revealed that Wenger has contacted the player, who is available for free after being released by Birmingham City. The report goes on to say that the deal is going to happen and Zigic is set for his Arsenal medical today.
After all the good work Arsenal have done in the transfer window this summer, signing such a rubbish striker to lead the line would make us a laughing stock again. I can think of about a thousand better options off the top of my head, but then Wenger did stun us all by signing an injured and aging Swedish midfielder when we last had a striker crisis, so at least Zigic is actually a centre forward, even if he is not a very good one.
Can you believe this is happening, Gooners?