As we prepare to take on Manchester United tomorrow where we could all but seal third place, and a place in the Champions League group stages for next term, we are distracting ourselves with an insight into the latest Arsenal rumours that are doing the rounds.
Arsenal’s on-off transfer of Paulo Dybala now appears to be on once again, following Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri’s comments denying the deal was done. The Argentine is said to have been the subject of a £29 Million by our beloved club previously, but if you listen to the quote, he simply says: ‘he is not yet a Juventus player’, which tells me they are close, and we are not.
Karim Benzema is claimed to be on the market this summer, with Real Madrid keen to cash-in on the 27 year-old, and now the European champions are said to be hoping to bring Alvaro Morata back from Juventus in his place. The Frenchman is claimed to be admired by Arsene Wenger, but I don’t believe he would bring anything more to our current squad, and believe a move to Man United would seem more likely.
Arsenal are said to have joined Chelsea in the hunt for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. The 23 year-old has enjoyed a heavily impressive year in firing his side into the Premier League, and is now linked with a move to two of the biggest clubs in the country. I think this would be a realistic target for our club, although Wenger is a big fan of current young strike-options Yaya Sanogo and Chuba Akpom, and he could opt to promote the on-loan pair instead.
Paul Merson told Arsenal they should cash-in on Theo Walcott and manufacture a move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. The former midfield star claims Bale would fit in any club, and with the our club’s comfortable financial position at present, should invest in the Welshman. As much as I would love to see the left-winger bullying defences in our famous red jersey, we know Wenger doesn’t like to splash out the kind of money needed to bring him to the Emirates, but we can hope, cant we?
Would you welcome Bale despite his Tottenham history? I know the last thing we want to see is him playing for one of our rivals!