Fulham’s Berbatov is a striker that the manager likes.
As Arsenal continue to be constantly linked with new strikers manager Arsene Wenger has given the Frenchman’s opinion on one of those – Fulham star Dimitar Berbatov.
Wenger on Berbatov. “Do I rate Berbatov as a player? Highly. Have we made any approach to sign him? No.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) January 17, 2014
Unfortunately though for Gunners fans who were hoping to see the Bulgarian at the Emirates Stadium it seems Wenger is not interested.
At the start of the current season many thought that the side seemed a little lightweight up-front, with Olivier Giroud the only recognised striker in any decent form.
Since then injures to Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott has only exacerbated the problem, but Wenger remains calm about the situation and insists Lukas Podolski is perfectly capable of filling in.
Berbatov does seem like a good option for the club however, with plenty of Premier League experience and a style that suits short passing and technique based tactics.
The 32-year-old has played for both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United before arriving at Craven Cottage, having arrived in England in 2006.
In that time Berbatov has scored 94 league goals in 226 matches and remains the Red Devils’ club record signing at £31m.
However, Wenger is clearly content with the current setup in north London and is not going to risk disrupting that by bringing in the Bulgaria international – who has 48 goals in 77 appearances for the nation.
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