It’s midweek and we have to wait until Saturday before the big game against Chelsea, but the papers are keeping busy with Arsenal transfer rumours to keep themselves amused – so I will pass on today’s offerings for discussion.
This Dybala rumour keeps coming back, and everybody is still linking him with Arsenal despite Wenger’s “Show us the offer” outburst when confronted by reporters. Maybe Wenger simply doesn’t want to unsettle Giroud and Welbeck by admitting his interest, or maybe it is all just agent talk?
We certainly won’t find out from Wenger until he’s actually signed,but the Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini is in no doubt that Arsenal are interested. He said when asked about Dybala: “Will he stay? No, because the player and his agent aspire to a big club, and they’re right to do so. I’ve already received at least four offers. Two were from Italian clubs, and two were from abroad, and they include Arsenal and Juventus.”
I personally think he would be a good buy, but it’s a big price for a promising future….
Our next rumour comes from TalkSport, who think that we are the front-runners to sign the Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan. We have often been linked with the German international in the past, and it would hardly be a surprise if there is a mass exodus from Dortmund this summer when Klopp departs, but do Arsenal really need another playmaker? I could only see that happening if we lose one of our current stars like Santi Cazorla….
The Express has got an interesting Arsenal link with a 19 year-old Argentinian defender Emanuel Mammana, who is currently at River Plate in his homeland. The youngster has reportedly very impressive for his club, and he must be doing something right as he has already made one subs appearance for the Argentina senior side, despite his tender age. I could certainly see Wenger being interested in this young talent, but he would have to start playing regularly for his country if we are going to have any chance of getting him a work permit…
So what are your thoughts on those three coming to the Emirates?