Some transfer rumours just can’t be ignored and the one linking Jermain Defoe to Arsenal gathered some great momentum over the weekend. This story was picked up by throwaway tabloids and ‘serious’ newspapers alike, but does that mean it has any substance at all?
We all know that Defoe has had a bad season at Spurs and Pav’s two goals at Birmingham together with slight hints at a u-turn over the Russian’s future mean that JD could be the first striker out of the door this summer.
Arsenal for their part are desperate for a striker and Wenger will have no qualms about taking a player across North London.
It all comes down to last season really. Was that just a blip and could Defoe return to the form of 2009-10, or is he simply past his best? If it’s the latter and Arsenal came knocking for Jermain Defoe would we say ‘yes please?’