So there is more bad news today for Arsenal fans hoping that Arsene Wenger is still going to come up with the goods in the last few days of the summer transfer window, according to the Evening Standard, which is reporting that Jose Mourinho is not going to allow the Manchester United defender Phil Jones to sign for the club managed by his rival manager.
The bad part of this news is the same sort of bad as in the Michael Jackson song, in my opinion. Phil Jones, really? A permanently injured player that cannot even get into the Man United or England team even in his brief bouts of being fit, no thanks.
We already know that Mourinho would not want to do business with Wenger, as the two clearly do not like each other and the Portuguese coach tried to block the transfer of the veteran keeper Petr Cech to Arsenal when he was the Chelsea boss.
Luckily for us that move did happen and it is just as lucky that we are not going to sign Jones if you ask me. The Arsenal transfer rumours about Jonny Evans were not exactly thrilling but at least he has been playing regularly in the Premier League and is not constantly out of action with injury problems.
The question is, assuming that Wenger does sign a defender in the next week, who will be coming to boost the Arsenal back line?