Arsenal spent transfer deadline day trying to complete loan signing of Liverpol striker Daniel SturrdigePublished September 1, 2016
It seems that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was trying to fool us all along, with an attempt to complete a transfer deadline day shock signing.
The Gunners boss had claimed on Wednesday that his side’s transfer business was done this summer, in a week which say the North London club complete moves for La Liga duo Shkodran Mustafi, and Lucas Perez in a combined deal worth £55m.
But it appears not all is what it seemed.
Instead of taking it easy with the safe knowledge that all of Arsenal’s transfer business was complete, the 66-year-old Frenchman spent transfer deadline day, trying frantically to complete a deal for another striker.
According to Goal.com, the forward in question was none other then Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge.
The England international has become disillusioned with life at Anfield under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, and was secretly seeking a way out of the club before Wednesday’s deadline.
The report claims that Daniel Sturridge’s representatives approached Arsenal on Wednesday morning about a late loan deal for the striker, with Arsenal apparently keen to do the deal.
But despite mulling over his options, Jurgen Klopp decided to block the deal from happening as he wanted to keep the 26-year-old in his squad until January at least.
Transfer deadline day, never fails to disappoint.