What seemed like a done deal at the end of last season is not what it seems. Arsenal were said to have virtually signed young Southampton midfielder Alex Chamberlain but only recently did we find out that Arsenal have not even made a bid for the player.
Now the Daily Star is saying that Arsenal have made a £6million bid for the highly rated winger and Southampton have laughed it off. The prices in this transfer market are crazy! I would have thought that £6million would be enough to sign a 17-year-old. Now Southampton want £12million! Are they crazy?
Chamberlain is only turning 18 next month and he has not even kicked a ball in the Premier League and they want that kind of money for him? Just because he is English makes them think that they can charge a premium for him. I say, if that is how much they want then they can keep their player!
I know a lot of fans blame Wenger for not spending enough money in the transfer market but on this one I think the boss should back off and leave it alone and let crazy teams like Liverpool and Chelsea who waste money on players to go ahead and buy him.