A new player linked with Arsenal everyday is the trend when a transfer window comes closer. And this window has had its fare share of rumors with Arsenal been linked from Downing to Henry. And if the rumors are to be believed, Dutch International striker Klass-Jan Huntelaar will most certainly be an Arsenal forward come January.
But hold that thought. Has Arsenal and Arsene Wenger worked like that in the recent past ? If a player is heavily linked then Arsenal fans should wait until the player comes out in the public holding the red and white jersey. Because at one moment the player will be reported as to training with the first team, the next moment the player will be off to another club singing autographs. Remember Juan Mata ? It’s not only in the case of Mata, there is whole lot of list that Arsenal could have signed but not. The famous list includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, Cristiano Ronaldo, Yaya Toure, Xabi Alonso. Now imagine all this players at Arsenal. Some how Wenger and Arsenal could not end up with any of the above mentioned players.
When it comes to keeping secrets there is no manager better than the French man. Just days before the transfer of Fabregas and Van Persie, Wenger would have made a statement that the players are not for sale and the club is doing all possible things to keep them but instead end selling them. The same applies when it comes to buying players. A player who is linked for more than a year will remain a potential target forever, instead Wenger will come out with a signing that no one would have imagined, remember Park chu-Young?
This year it has been Huntelaar who is heading the rumor mill. However there may be another twist in the tale with Arsenal now linked with Korean striker Son Heung-Min. The 20-year old is a goal poacher whose skills have led to him being nicknamed `Korean Muller` by his team mates after the legendary German striker Gerd Muller, whose long standing record of 85 goals in a calendar year is currently under threat by Lionel Messi. However the German club have warned Arsenal that the player is off limits and they have no intention in selling their forward. Talking about the rumor, the club’s sporting director Frank Arnesen said:
‘He is a real poacher. Chance, boom, goal,’ the Dane told Hamburger Abendblatt.
‘He is one of our key players for the future. Our pain barrier concerning Son is gigantic. We do not want to give away players who make us better, under no circumstances.’
But you never know with Arsene Wenger and his ability to snatch off young players at a cheaper price. Son Heung-Min could also be a potential Arsenal player at the end of January.