Breaking News : Arsenal Set To Sign Alexandre Pato

Alexandre-Pato_2878642Arsene Wenger has added another striker to his January target list in the form of Alexandre Pato. The Brazilian made a name for himself at AC Milan after scoring 51 goals in 117 appearances but his final season was poor and was sold back to Brazil with Corinthians.

The Brazilian club were happy to have Pato, as he was still regarded as one of the best finishers around at still a young age. However, his time at the club has been less than happy recently as he failed to score with an extravagant penalty, which handed Gremio a spot in the semi-finals.

The South American is only 24 years of age and has plenty of potential to which Wenger is capable of realising. An offer from the Premier League for a second chance in Europe may be too hard to refuse with Corinthians also willing to negotiate.

Arsenal’s lack of strikers will give Pato plenty of playing time but he will be second-choice behind Olivier Giroud, a role he will more than happily take on. Pato would be a much better option to have as back up than Nicklas Bendtner and would give Arsenal a serious goal getter in the absence of Giroud.

Now is the best time to sign up Pato with Arsenal able to offer him game time, Corinthians looking to sell, the club having money but not necessarily needing to spend a lot, and Pato happy to play second fiddle to Giroud in order to play at the highest level once again.

With the World Cup hosted by Brazil in the summer and plenty of options for Luiz Felipe Scolari to choose from upfront, a move to the Premier League will also offer Pato a way back in to the national team

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6 comments

  1. Can arsenal go for Emmauel Emenike of Nigeria??
    He is just the type of striker we need now in the term.

  2. No thanks the guy is out of order if there was little be chance for him AC Milan would not sale him also this South Americans club, we need a real good one we have already an average Nicolas Bentner and Sanogo, why should we bring another deadwood to our club? We have money and there is good striker that will come to us it’s just about money.

  3. Wenger recently said the club has money to spend in January…let him find a better striker than Pato!!

  4. Pato was the next big thing a few years back, and he is still a kid, 51 goals for AC Milan is very good. I agree that there is probably no substance to this story but at face value it would be a typical AW shrewd purchase and does add up on paper for both parties. If he can turn around Ramsey then Pato would be a walk in the park. Bergkamp and Veira both struggled in Serie A before they arrived.

  5. pato was once a great striker for Milan.injuries caused a drop in form.his speed and control was exceptional.he wants badly to get into the brazil line-up.i think this article is mostly conjecture,no facts

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