11.18 – The News of the World is reporting that Sylvain Wiltord has told Arsenal he’s leaving. He says “If another club was to offer me more of a goalscoring role, then I would leave”.
He’s been used on the right side of midfield a lot in the second half of this season, and has done well in fairness. 15 goals this season is a pretty good return, but I don’t think too many Arsenal fans would cry if he left. He has never really won over the fans completely. His work-rate is fantastic, but too often his lack of touch or inability to play the simple pass has left people frustrated.
It also adds credibility to the strong rumours that Wiltord will go to PSG to facilitate the return of the ‘enfant terrible’, Nicolas Anelka. It’s always been Wenger’s dream to play Henry and Anelka up front together. Personally, I think they’d be brilliant together, the pace would scare the bejebus out of defences and in terms of goalscoring, they’d be as good as any other strike partnership in world football.
Also, at the moment I’m trying to track down something I heard whispers of a couple of days ago. I’ll keep looking and hopefully I’ll be able to put it up on the site later on.