There are many Arsenal transfer rumours flying around the football world at the minute, despite the fact that the official transfer window does not open until the 1st of July. However, the rules do not stop clubs in the same association completing transfers, so any player currently in the Premier League could become an Arsenal player officially from now on.
So many Gooners might have expected Arsene Wenger to make an early move for our long term transfer target Morgan Schneiderlin. Not only has the boss not done that, it now appears that he might not go for the talented central midfielder at all.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Wenger is refusing to meet the asking price of around £25 million, and is looking for a cheaper option. If this is true it will cause widespread dismay among the Arsenal faithful.
We may have finished the season strongly and won another FA cup trophy, and that has given us fans some real belief and optimism, but we also know that the Gunners are not the finished article. This is the perfect time for us to push on and get back to the top of English football, so for the manager to go back to his old penny-pinching ways would be a massive blow and a huge mistake.
Francis Coquelin has been a revelation and has made the need for a central midfielder less urgent but he has not removed it entirely, and what if he picks up an injury?