Jamie Redknapp on Arsenal striker failure: "He'd have been perfect"

Radamel Falcao

With Radamel Falcao's move to Manchester United edging closer, many are wondering, why didn't Arsenal try harder for the Colombian?

Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp was in the Sky Sports studio discussing some of the biggest transfer deadline day news. 

Inevitably, the discussion turned to Radamel Falcao, whose loan move to Manchester United from Monaco looks like it may end up being the biggest deal of the day.

Arsenal were one of a trio of Premier League clubs linked with the Colombian superstar over the last couple of days, who has only recently returned from the serious knee injury that ruled him out of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

The striker's future was then quickly linked elsewhere, with the Gunners seemingly not interested in the 28-year-old, as Manchester clubs City and United were mentioned.

And as it turns out, it is the Red Devils that have stepped up and seemingly signed the former Atletico Madrid hotshot.

It was a decision that flummoxed Redknapp, who thought Arsenal signing the forward could have meant a genuine title challenge.

“Can they finish in the top four? Absolutely, of course they can," said the ex England midfielder.

“Can they win the title? No i don’t think they can.

“I’m sure [Yaya] Sanogo can become a top player for Arsenal eventually, but we’re talking about someone that hasn’t scored for 17 games.

“Had they brought Falcao in, or someone of that ilk. I would think we’d all have a different opinion.

“Falcao would have been the perfect fit for Arsenal.”

Moving into the final hours of the transfer window, it looks like Arsene Wenger, who is out of the country today, is happy to move forward with the attacking options currently at the club, despite being without Olivier Giroud for the rest of the year, though the Gunners have been heavily linked with a loan move for the man forced out by Falcao, Danny Welbeck.

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