In recent weeks Arsenal have been linked with a few strikers such as Christian Benteke, Gonzalo Higuain and Stevan Jovetic just to name a few. Things concerning Benteke at the moment are quiet and Higuain and Jovetic look to be going to Juventus, so who will Arsenal turn to next? David Villa is a good option or Arsene Wenger could take a gamble that would be a great success for the club if it pays off.
The gamble I’m talking about is another Spaniard who goes by the name Fernando Torres. Don’t laugh and don’t dismiss it, Torres could be available this summer if Chelsea are out striker hunting and with Mourinho possibly returning with targets of his own. Arsenal should try and get him for a fraction of the £50 Million that Chelsea paid. Currently Torres is a massive 33/1 (with BetVictor) to join Arsenal and could be a very interesting wager.
Torres didn’t cost £50 Million for nothing you know, we all remember what a player he was in his first two or three seasons at Liverpool and he was the most sought after striker in Europe. If, and this is a big if, Arsenal can get him back to his best and scoring goals for fun, the club could wake Europe’s biggest sleeping giant.
Torres may be reaching his late 20’s now but there must still be ability in there and Arsene Wenger could be the man to bring it back – if he believes in Torres and gives him the trust and confidence that his last few managers haven’t. Rafa Benitez has done a good job of improving Torres because he has had a good season overall scoring over 20 goals and he has been left on the bench most of the time since Demba Ba’s arrival.
If Torres was given time on the pitch as the main man and had the full support of Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere and the wingers, he could lead Arsenal back to glory and the top of English football.
With a bit of luck, Torres could be the man to have the greatest impact at the club since Thierry Henry.
This is a big gamble. But it could be one worth taking.