While the Arsenal fans still await official confirmation from the club that the transfer deal to sign the Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal in La Liga is complete, many of us have been wondering whether that will be the end of our transfer business for this January transfer window.
Well according to a Metro report, not by a long chalk. The report claims that Arsene Wenger is actually looking to complete two more transfers before the window closes on Monday and even more surprising is that both of them are defenders.
One, Adil Rami who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A, has been linked with the Gunners before, while he was at Valencia. He is a powerful and experienced centre back with 26 international caps with France. Rami has been a stalwart of the Milan defence since his move last January and for £6 million would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad.
Portugal international Joao Pereira is an experienced right back who currently plays for Valencia where he spent a season and a half with Rami. The idea is that he would be top quality cover for the injured Mathieu Debuchy, but with Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin both impressing at such a young age, not to mention Carl Jenkinson starring on loan with West Ham, I cannot see Wenger wanting to bring in another permanent right back.
However, he has fallen out of favour with the new coach and has not played all season, so maybe Wenger is thinking about a loan deal until the end of the season. That would make a lot more sense, but if we had extra cover at right back it would free up Chambers to cover in the middle.
S maybe, just maybe, one of these two transfers might happen, but if Arsenal were to sign both, I would eat my hat. Which, if any, would you like to see happen?