If this latest little bit of transfer news from the Premier League is true then I reckon that Arsenal fans can stop thinking about the signing of the exciting young striker Kylian Mbappe, unless our club performs a dramatic U-turn in the way we conduct our transfer business that is.
To win a Premier League title takes a lot of things to go right for you over the course of a long campaign, and while some of those things like a bit of luck along the way with the rub of the green and the decisions o0f the officials, along with a relatively injury free squad cannot be guaranteed, another thing that Arsenal seem to lack is not down to the whims of fortune, a winning mentality.
It appears that Alexis Sanchez is pretty much doing whatever the hell he likes at the moment, as after he insisted on coming out for Arsenal in the second half at West Brom against the wishes od Arsene Wenger and the advice of the Arsenal medical team, he has now taken his injured ankle off around the world to play for Chile in what will be a fiercely contested World Cup qualifier against Argentina.
I am not saying that everything the former England, Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton is necessarily wrong in everything he has said about the current situation at Arsenal Football Club, but I am saying that his rant about Arsene Wenger reported by The Mirror and the way he runs things is far from being an unbiased viewpoint.
If the reports about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger agreeing a new deal which will see the Frenchman remain in his post as manager for at least one more year, then there is very little that us fans can do about it. If the deal is done then any protests would be unhelpful to the team’s chances of getting anything from this season as well as being pointless.
I can understand the argument that it would be better all round, for the Arsenal fans, players and for whoever might be in line to be our new manager, if the decision about Arsene Wenger staying or not for another season or two was made and announced as soon as possible.
Footballers are not exactly well known for being the brightest bulbs on the christmas tree, but they do know about football and they know about their own self interest. Add to that the fact that the problems at Arsenal and with Arsene Wenger have been very heavily reported by the football press for years and we have a problem.
T have always respected Arsene Wenger and his footballing principles since he took over as the manager of Arsenal over 20 years ago and I am sure that the majority of Arsenal fans have felt the same way. It is not just the fact that he led the club to some amazing success either, but the way he did it and then remained loyal to us when the likes of Real Madrid came calling.