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Friday, June 24, 2011

Dann to Arsenal?

Arsenal fans are a poor old bunch. After being forced to watch their side fall apart last season in miserable fashion, with boring old Alex McLeish's ability to mastermind a victory over Arsene Wenger at Wembley in front of millions of spectators watching on TV a particularly painful point of the campaign, they have now been further let down by their manager's rather odd involvement in the transfer window to date.

With the Gunners bringing in a man nobody has realistically heard of, while constantly hearing rumours that a few of the club's star names are seeking swift exits from the Emirates, including Clichy and Fabregas, perhaps the ultimate in bad news for Arsenal fans has been saved for this week and the astounding news that Wenger is considering making a move for Birmingham's Scott Dann. Those looking at the Euro betting odds would have raised an eyebrow at the news.

Should Wenger go ahead with a move for a man many believed would have fitted in perfectly well in the Championship next season with a side more boring than watching paint dry, it may end up being the final straw for players like Fabregas, who have publicly appealed to the Arsenal boss to bring in players of real quality to add the finishing touch to a Gunners side full of talent but lacking in experience and composure. Those placing Premier League bets will know this is what they need.

With Dann a man who contributed to a defence that, along with an inefficient attack, combined to experience Premier League relegation, it seems slightly bizarre that he has been made such a serious target, especially at the reported price of £15 million. Had Wenger used that money to bring in Phil Jones, a player with real potential, rather than let Fergie steal him from his penny-pinching grasp, Arsenal fans may have been left with a smile, rather than a frown, on their faces.

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