It is good for Arsenal to be linked to star striker Radamel Falcao but anyone who knows world football can tell you that this is just wishful thinking. The story probably came about because Peter Hill-Wood claims that Arsene Wenger will be given as much as £35 million in the next transfer window to strengthen his team if he wants. Just because of the figure, the British automatically links the Gunners with the most wanted player currently, Atletico Madrid’s Falcao.
There is no doubt that Falcao is probably the best central striker in the world at the moment. Having seen him in action for both club and country, he is definitely a goal scorer of the highest standard and of course, his price is just as high. It is also a given that he will leave the second Madrid club sometime in the near future. My guess is the only clubs that can really afford him are the billionaire backed clubs meaning Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea. The most likely destination for the Colombian is the Etihad Stadium. Already there are rumors that Balotelli will be shoved out of the club to accommodate the arrival of Falcao, possibly in January or in the summer at the latest.
As for Arsenal, there is no way the club can compete with either the transfer fee or salary demands of the player. Nor do the Gunners want to. Arsene Wenger has never and will probably not pay so much for a player. Plus the salary demands would break the club’s rigid structure. If Arsene did not break the bank for Robin Van Persie, there is no way he will do it for Falcao.