Even though us Arsenal fans are feeling on top of the world this morning and a lot more happy with our long serving manager Arsene Wenger, with a thumping 3-0 victory over Premier League rivals Manchester United being just what we needed, there is still a lot of anger and confusion about the failure to do much in the summer transfer window.
Wenger did keep saying that he was trying to find and sign players for Arsenal but that it was not easy and a report by Metro today seems to back up the claim.
The report reveals that Ricardo Kishna, a young Dutch forward who signed for the Serie A club Lazio from Ajax of Amsterdam in July, claims that Arsenal were one of a number of clubs that were interested in completing his transfer, along with the Italian champions Juventus. But he apparently rejected us and the others after a Lazio supremo convinced him they were the better option.
Kishna said, “I was a fan of Serie A and Lazio were one of the most entertaining sides to watch.
“They had a fresh and enjoyable style of football, plus they scored lots of goals.
“When I met the coach and director of sport in Brussels, they convinced me straight away.
“They wanted me because I could cover any of the attacking positions. For Lazio I turned down sides like Juventus, Roma and Arsenal.”
Lazio only paid around £3 million for Kishna, so is he really the sort of top, top player that Wenger was talking about?