Odds tumble on Arsenal signing sensation as speculation grows

Apart from the last minute Ozil signing last season Arsenal fans have had scarce little to cheer about in terms of transfers over the last five years.

It’s been more a case of holding onto the top stars rather than buying sizzlers.

Some would argue that as it hasn’t even worked out that well for Ozil and perhaps Cesc could’ve returned to the club had the German not already been in the squad?

So the Arsenal fans really deserve something to shout about. They’ve paid for their very expensive tickets for years and need another marquee signing.

There has been a swell of hype and rumour about Mario Balotelli to Arsenal over the last few days.

And it seems as if there may be some substance to the tale as bookmakers Skybet have cut the odds on the player joining Arsenal from 3/1 to evens (1/1) over the last couple of days.

I think I speak for most Arsenal fans when I say that this would be a very exciting signing – the sort of A-lister that the team requires.

He’s a bit of a loose cannon but that’s all part of the excitement of having such a player – like Cantona at Manchester United you don’t quite know what he is going to do next. But you get a sensational mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous.

Balotelli would add power and pace to the Arsenal frontline and give them that ruthless edge and that nastiness they need to get across the line in the title race.

If it’s possible for Arsenal to get the Italian in this summer Arsene Wenger has to move decisively and stop umming and argghing. Chelsea’s business this summer should be a reference to any team who has serious designs on winning the title – get your business done early and decisively instead of waiting for scraps come late august.

Let’s see some Balotelli madness. Arsenal fans: would this be a priority signing for you? Is Balotelli worth the aggro?