Here is another transfer rumour story that is surely going to the bin before too long. It has been speculated by The People that Premier League club Arsenal are looking to land the Italian Serie A duo Philippe Mexes and Alexander Pato!
It has been reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is eager to sign AS Roma defender Philippe Mexes and AC Milan striker Alexander Pato in January. Pato is said to provide support up front while Mexes is supposed to be a replacement for the almost-certain-to-depart William Gallas.
Now this is certainly a story that has been hatched on the spur of the moment. Mexes has persistently remarked that he is happy at Roma and recently denied that he didn’t want to move to AC Milan.
Pato has been a revelation at AC milan and the Brazilian youngster is certainly not to barter San Siro for the Emirates. As if….!!!!!
Well, this is another example of what most readers would term as “lazy journalism”. From where do they get such stories!? I mean, did they get any “insider” to make any suggestion that Wenger was interested in signing Mexes and Pato? And if indeed there was any such “insider”, can the whole world know who this “insider” is so we can pelt them with eggs and refuse?