The Daily Mail are sensationally linking Ashley Cole with a return to Arsenal with no evidence other than the ramblings of a journalist.
It’s a nice little fairytale and one surely guaranteed to get hits. After linking Robin van Persie, the most hated ex-Arsenal player with a return to the club, why not throw in Ashley Cole, number two on that list, as well?
As it seems like Cole’s time at Chelsea could be coming to an end as he was left on the bench by Mourinho once again, the Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton’s rationale for suggesting he could return to Arsenal is simple – Arsene Wenger once said that he would re-sign him ‘If I needed a left-back.’
But here’s the thing, and it’s a pretty big thing as well – Arsenal don’t need a left-back yet this is the main story on the Daily Mail website.
At the club they have the best young English leftback in the country and probably the second best English left-back overall. As his back up? Well, they have a Spanish national. Why on earth would Arsenal want Ashley Cole?
It’s a classic example of something being made up and a tenuous link inserted to try and make it seem credible.
It’s not, though I’m not really sure why I expect anything better from the Daily Mail.