Well Arsenal purchased both Gallas and Diarra recently. So he has shown a willingness to buy from other Premier League clubs. And on top of the cheap transfer fee its a minimal risk since he'll be on, at most since he's over 30, a two year if not one year contract. Arsenal sell Ponderos and get money for the much needed Flamini replacement. Win-win. But you're right in the respect that in this summer's transfer market particularly its tough to believe anything you read.