You get some transfer rumours that just will not go away and in fact, they pick up momentum and you get to a stage where you start to think, “this could happen” and that is looking to be the case with Arsenal’s interest in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.
If there is one thing that no team wants it is for your opponents to be given a healthy dose of motivation days before a cup final and that is exactly what has happened to poor Chelsea.
It is almost impossible to know in advance if a particular signing will transform your team into being title challengers but by signing Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez, Arsenal would be giving themselves a genuine chance of doing just that.
Arsenal transfer gossip is ramping up and here at Just Arsenal we do not cover all it for a variety of reasons, the main one being that most of the gossip is simply rubbish but we do like to bring you the weird, wonderful and credible when appropriate and occasionally those that we hope does not happen and that is certainly the case with AC Milan playmaker, Suso.
There are now just six days to go before Arsenal and Chelsea face off in the Europa League final and a stream of reports are coming in thick and fast covering everything from team selection, fan issues, UEFA incompetence and so forth and we will now be doing a daily update of what is being reported.
Arsenal is set to make a move for long term target Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser after the Europa League final according to reports in the media today.
Now, we have been hearing these sort of rumours for a while but what I like about this latest report is that it comes from the Independent and not the likes of the Daily Star or the Sun.
When you look at what has been dominating the news over the last week or so you would have thought that the build-up to the Europa League final for Arsenal has been disrupted but has it really?
Let’s take the three major issues that Arsenal have had to deal with and analyse what effect they have had.
A lot has been made over the word “ammunition” today because it was uttered by the Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi while he was discussing the clubs summer transfer plans.