As well as Arsenal having to fight it out with Manchester United this season for a top four finish in the Premier League, we are also set for a collision course at some point in the FA cup as we are the two favourites to win the famous old trophy in May.
We also seem to be always linked with the same players in transfer rumours at the minute and will no doubt be competing in the market for new players once the next transfer window opens in the summer. Both clubs are run as a business, without the sugar daddy style owners propping up the likes of Chelsea and Man City but both of us have got quite big financial clout, especially now the FFP rules have reined in the extravagance of people like Abramovich.
So it is nice to hear that Arsenal have struck an early blow on United, according to a report in The Mirror, by swooping in and being set to seal the transfer of one of the best young defenders around. There were media reports that United were due to sign 16-year old Dayot Upamecano on transfer deadline day just over a week ago but it didn’t happen and that has allowed Arsene Wenger to move in.
It is no surprise if you have never heard of him and he is obviously one for the future, but he must be good if Wenger is willing to pay his current club Valenciennes around a million for the teenage defender.
But will Wenger still be around when he finally makes it to the first team?