With Chelsea having secured the league title, and our place within the top-four wrapped up (Liverpool would need to win their last three matches while overturning our superior goal difference by 22 goals), the club must be preparing their summer moves.
Mikel Arteta is claimed to have signed a new one-year contract today, but I’m a non-believer, as he has missed the majority of this season through injury, and at 33, a new deal just doesn’t make sense.
Francis Coquelin’s emergence this season has also lessened the need for his stay, and I don’t believe he will be staying with the club, not as a player at least.
Yohan Cabaye has revealed he wants to talk to his agent about his future, which of course leads to speculation around an Arsenal move,
We are said to be lining up a £10 Million bid for the former Newcastle star, and at 29, I believe we are more likely to bring in a younger model. Cabaye also snubbed a move to us back in January 2014 in favour of PSG, further denting his possible hopes of joining.
Arsene Wenger is also believed to have lined up a £22 Million move for Barcelona’s Pedro, who is believed to be a player that we tried to sign previously.
The La Liga leaders are believed to be willing to listen to offers, but I’m not sure how he would fit into our attack, unless we was to allow Theo Walcott to leave.
Would Arteta play IF we did keep him for another season? Would you take Pedro over Theo?