TRANSFER CANCELLED! Bad news for Arsenal fans! by AH
After a terrible start to the season yesterday in what ended as a 4-3 loss for the Gunners against Liverpool, Arsenal fans will today sink even deeper down in the dumps, with the news that an inbound player has rejected the opportunity to play for Arsenal.
Finding a reliable source in the media nowadays is hard to come by and although the usual Sky Sports and BBC reporters remain fairly reliable with Arsenal transfer news, they often don’t break the news until a deal is done. One of the few reliable ‘insiders’ is believed to be popular tweeter The Arsenal Horse, who delivers fans with very minimal descriptive updates, but with reliable results nevertheless. The ‘Horse’ as the account is known, has quite a reputation for being aware of transfer ongoings at the club, but is keen to remain relatively quiet on giving too much away, in fear of jeopardising a deal.
With this in mind, their latest update on a potential new face around the Emirates will not be met with joy, with the latest developments suggesting that Arsenal have missed out on yet another transfer target. After an incoming player’s medical was delayed until the start of this week, rather than the previously arranged date last week, the player has now cancelled the move altogether by pulling out of the deal. All other formalities were expected to have been completed between the two clubs.
It remains unknown who the player is, however given the slow pace that the supposed Mustafi to Arsenal deal is going, some suggestions believe the German international could be the player in question. Arsenal have also been linked with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Alexandre Lacazette a lot in recent weeks and so it could possibly have been either of these players as well, although both featured and scored for their respective clubs this weekend, so a impending transfer is less likely. Those at The Arsenal Horse do not believe it was the club’s fault, but rather the personal choice of the player, with everything else said to be ‘agreed in principle’.
Who could the mystery man have been? What path should Arsenal take next in their attempts to strengthen the team? To view the whole thread of Tweets, head over to @AFCArsenalHorse.