It would not be quite as bad as the transfer deals that saw big Arsenal players like Samir Nasri, Ashley Cole or Robin van Persie sign for clubs not only in the same division but direct rivals for the English Premier League title, unless of course West Ham were to do a Leicester City.
Arsenal fans are well aware that as well as looking to use the summer transfer window to bring in new blood and strengthen the current Arsenal playing staff in key areas, the manager is faced with the task of stopping some of the Gunners from leaving our club.
The winger Theo Walcott has been at Arsenal for 11 years now and due to various long term injuries and losses of confidence, the Englishman has only averaged 16 League starts per season (plus 8 as sub). This has worked out at a paltry return of 6 goals per season, although admittedly he did score 10 in the League last season and 9 in other competitions, which was his second best season ever.
Out of all the Arsenal transfer rumours that we have been subjected to so far this summer, it is the name Alexandre Lacazette that has popped up the most. Arsene Wenger and the Lyon president Msr Aulas may be playing the poker face game right until the end of August, but I personally think an agreement will be finalised as soon as Lyon can pinpoint a replacement for his prolific hitman.
Arsenal fans have been clamouring for years for Arsene Wenger to bring in a top class striker to rival Olivier Giroud as first choice centre-forward, and it is possible that this summer we may finally get rewarded.
As well as making it clear that he would rather not spend most of his time sitting on the Arsenal bench next season, the France international star Olivier Giroud will be aware that he is about to be on the wrong side of 30 and may not have too many years left at the top of the game.
We’ve had Arsenal’s Top Ten goals of the season a couple of weeks ago, but now I have found an amazing compilation of every single one of Arsenal’s goals from last season. I reckon just about every player in our squad scored at some point, except the goalkeepers of course!
If the Arsenal transfer rumours about us having already made offers for these two players then it is at least a sign that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board are serious about adding more strength to the squad and that they are not just sitting on their hands and waiting as some of us have suspected in the past.