“IN ENGLAND, miracles can happen on the last day of the transfer window,” said Roman Pavlyuchenko in this morning’s papers.
Things haven’t happened for the Spurs striker so far – despite interest from Portugal – but a genuine, bona fide miracle has happened across town.
That’s right, Arsenal have signed a sturdy, experienced central defender.
Per Mertesacker is on his way to the Gunners from Werder Bremen “subject to the completion of formal registration processes”.
He joins newly-recruited Brazilian left back Andre Santos and South Korean striker Park Cho-young to help patch up Arsene Wenger’s depleted squad.