Arsenal have been linked with 100 players already since the Premier League campaign ended, but one transfer rumour that has not been given so much atention is the Gunners interest in the Australian midfielder Tim Rogic, who has been excellent for the Scottish Champions Celtic and won their Goal-of-the-Season award.
Despite being only 23, Rogic has already won 17 full caps with the Socceroos, scoring four times, and the attacking mid has also bagged 10 times in 41 appearances for the Hoops. The former Australia midfielder Peter Raskopoulos reckons that Arsenal is the perfect destination for Rogic to continue his development towards world stardom.
Raskopoulos said: “I adore watching Tommy Rogic. He’s something special.
“I hope he’s overcome his injuries and I hope that he does move to Arsenal, as the rumours suggest.
“The more European league in the EPL will suit him better than the bustle and roughness of the Scottish league.
“The Scottish league is a hard league and Tommy will be suited to Arsenal much better. It’s a club where we’ll see Tommy making a huge name for himself.
“He just looks a different class right now.
“He looks like when Viduka and Kewell were in their prime. He’s a half a pass above anyone on the park right now.
“You don’t know how far he can go but I just hope he’s injury free for a year or two because I think he can really be in that top echelon of world-class players.”
Now this is the sort of Arsenal rumour that could easily happen. Rogic is young, apparently talented and improving, and players from the Scottish League are rarely expensive. The SPL is a good training ground for the Prem but the 6ft 2in Rogic seems to be handling the physical side very well. The only problem is that we already have an abundance of attacking midfielders, but that has never stopped Wenger before…