The recent victory for Arsenal over our old rivals Manchester United was a key point of the season for a number of reasons. It ended a long Old Trafford hoodoo for the Gunners, put the label of big game bottlers further behind us, kept us in with a good chance of another trophy and was further evidence that Arsenal are on the up after some lean years.
But it also gave Arsenal fans the chance to taunt our rivals for the same thing we have had to suffer in the last decade, seeing one of our former players doing well at another club. For Danny Welbeck to hit the winner against his former club in a very impressive performance made it all the sweeter- and helped to heal the wounds caused by Robin van Persie a couple of years ago.
According to a report in The Mirror, Arsenal fans could have another reason next season, because Arsene Wenger is apparently keen on bringing the England international defender Chris Smalling to north London to join his former team mate Welbeck.
Smalling’s contract with Man United will have just a year to run this summer and with van Gaal ready to throw another mountain of money at his struggling squad, Smalling could well decide that he needs to leave Old Trafford to further his career, and the way Welbeck has thrived with Arsenal might be all the encouragement he needs.
Wenger has been keen on the centre back since his Fulham days apparently and is ready to offer around £12 million to persuade United to sell. So what do you think about this Arsenal transfer rumour Gooners?