I know it’s only February and we hate to overdo it on the transfer front outside the actual transfer windows, but there is a number of stories which are popping up regarding Arsenal.
Jack Wilshere looks the most relevant, with the midfielder currently out of contract come the summer. The midfielder is believed to have been offered a reduced wage, albeit with improved appearance terms following a number of injuries over the years, and other clubs would be watching his situation. Juventus are claimed to be eyeing his signature at present, while Liverpool are also linked with an interest.
One player’s name who keeps being linked with us lately is Issa Diop. The defender is tipped to be the latest top French centre-back to emerge following on from Raphael Varane, Aymeric Laporte, Kurt Zouma and Samuel Umtiti. We are claimed to be leading Spurs and both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the chase for his signature, and could well be a key summer target judging by our defence.
The next two stories I will take with a pinch of salt, and find it highly unlikely that any of these deals could come true, but I’ll bring you the speculated claims regardless.
Aubameyang has supposedly told our club to bring Ousmane Dembele to North London, with Wenger signing off on the deal. Barcelona apparently splashed out £96 Million on him only last summer, but he has already supposedly lost his place in the team.
Another player we supposed to be eyeing is Luke Shaw, who is currently at Man United. The left-back arrived at Old Trafford with huge potential and ability, and appears to have gone backwards following a long-term injury. As much as it makes sense for us to sign these players who love an injury, I don’t believe we would be willing to match or raise the struggling youngster’s £80,000 per week wage demands, especially while Kolasinac, Monreal and Maitland-Niles are here.
One part of the next story I can agree with, as it claims Arsenal are losing in the race to sign Mauro Icardi. The Argentine striker is currently impressing for Inter Milan, and his agent Mino Raiola is apparently keen on taking him to Manchester United. Not sure I believe the latter part, but I don’t see him at the Emirates regardless.
Can you imagine Arsenal signing nay of the above supposed targets?