Tuesday morning brings us a slightly confusing Arsenal article, which may have been lost in translation.
FC Köln star Anthony Modeste has started the season in impressive form, with 13 goals in 11 appearances.
The 28-year-old signed for the Bundesliga side last summer in a €4.5m deal, and has been finding the back of the net regularly since his arrival at the club.
Modeste’s performances this season have helped FC Koln climb up to fourth spot in the Bundesliga table. Italian website Calciomercato have a feature on Modeste after his outstanding start to the season.
The Italian website’s English version carry the headline ‘Modeste, the best striker in Europe’, and go on to reveal his failed move to Arsenal.
Calciomercato say Modeste’s only regret is his failed move to Arsenal when he was on loan at Blackburn Rovers in 2012: ‘His one big regret is that a proposed move to Arsenal fell through in 2012 when he was on loan at Blackburn Rovers.’
The French forward failed to score a single goal in nine appearances during his stay at Blackburn Rovers, who were playing in the Premier League back then, but managed 17 goals in the following season at Ligue 1 club Bastia.
The problem is Calciomercato’s Italian website doesn’t say that anything about Arsenal regret in their version. The original article simply states that Arsenal were interested in the player, mentioning nothing about a failed move or him regretting anything.
What can probably be sure, as long as Modeste keeps firing the goals in, is that links to England will continue.