Sunday, August 21, 2011

Arsenal Are Back In The Race For Montolivo

According to reports emanating from Italy this morning, Gazzetta dello Sport to be precise. Arsenal are believed to be back in contention for the services of Fiorentina's want-away midfielder Riccardo Montolivo.

Arsene Wenger is expected by a majority of the Arsenal faithful to augment his fragile midfield department, in the wake of Cesc Fabregas' departure to Barcelona coupled with Samir Nasri's imminent move to Manchester City. A series of niggling injuries to some key replacements has contributed to the club's woes in no small measure.

It is only logical that he brings in the necessary quality to forestall the possibility of parading promising but inexperienced youngsters, against the likes of Udinese in our Champions League qualifier and Manchester United in the Premier League next week.

The unsubstantiated rumour claims Bayern Munich are also in the viewfinder, but as usual the Gunners are in pole position to snap the 26-year-old, who anonymous sources say -is willing to try his luck abroad.