It might be worth all the Arsenal fans out there becoming honorary supporters of Liverpool or Southampton until the end of the season, as those are the only two clubs that have a realistic chance of beating Manchester United to one of the top four places in the Premier League.
And it looks as though keeping Louis van Gaal and his United team out of the Champions League competition could be the only way that Arsenal can beat them to a couple of our big transfer targets this summer. Even with their heavy debt repayment, United will be able to easily match and beat any transfer fee and wages that the Gunners can come up with, or at least what Stan Kroenke and his cronies are willing to spend.
According to The Mirror it is United that are Arsenal´s main rivals for the signature of Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels and he is set to choose Old Trafford over the Emirates, the way things stand. Arsene Wenger could afford him but we need him to prefer us as we cannot outbid United.
The same is probably true of the Napoli and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, who the Metro are reporting is the other player being seriously tracked by both clubs. As part of the reason for both players wanting to leave their current clubs is their absence from the European elite next season, the Gunners could really do with United slipping into the Europa League…..