Sensation reports in the English press today claim Arsenal and Liverpool are in talks for the transfer of both Alex Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge. It was reported on Friday that Liverpool are interested in signing Chamberlain and now today, reports are claiming Wenger has told Liverpool they can get the former Southampton midfielder if they are willing to let Arsenal have Sturridge inexchange.
The interest of Arsenal in Daniel Sturridge was first broke two weeks agoo by Jeremy Wilson of the Telegraph and it now appears the deal is looking likely to happen. Sturridge is said to believe Liverpool’s medics are the reason for his injury woes and would rather leave the club rather than continue to risk his long term health and playing career. This situation Arsenal are aware of and as Liverpool also want Chamberlain, Arsenal deal makers before a deal can be done.
Although Chamberlain is a fans favourite but Arsenal fans who are realistic will not complain if we use the player as a bait to sign Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool. Chamberlain has simply not developed the way Arsenal fans and the club had hoped. In over 100 games, he has had maybe 10 or 15 good games, in five years which is not good enough for a player playing at Arsenal. He may come good at Liverpool but no one will care if Sturridge is gotten.
Daniel Sturridge may be injury prone but in my opinion and in the opinion of many other Arsenal fans have I have talked to, the English striker is worth a putt.