If you are like me then you will have been yearning for some football to watch almost ever since Arsenal wiped the Wembley turf with Aston Villa before lifting the FA cup trophy again. So you will probably already have been watching the women’s World Cup, the Copa America and the under 21 Euro championship.
If not, then I strongly advise you to check out the final tonight, even if the dismal performance of the England under 21s made you abandon the tournament. The final between Sweden and Portugla should be a good game, with a clash of style between the physical Scandinavians and the skilful Iberians but there is an extra reason for fans of the Gunners to tune in.
His name is William Carvalho and after the Arsenal transfer rumours began to say that Arsene Wenger was not going to sign Arturo Vidal or Morgan Schneiderlin, the attention has turned to this powerful young defensive midfielder. We have been linked with Carvalho before and the Evening Standard thinks that this summer could finally see the transfer from Sporting Lisbon to Arsenal completed.
He was a total beast as Portugal beat England in the group stages and has been one of their main men throughout, sensing danger, making tackles and setting the tone for the Portuguese team. Check him out Gooners and see what you think.