It is bad enough for Arsenal and their fans that we were beaten to the signature of Eden Hazard in the summer of 2012 when Chelsea apparently swooped in and offered his French club Lille more money. And now it looks like history may be about to repeat itself.
According to a Daily Star report, the Gunners are set to lose out to Chelsea again, on the talented young player Zakaria Bakkali, whose fantastic performances for his Dutch club PSV Eindhoven as well as the fact that he is a Belgium international, has led to him being dubbed the new Eden Hazard.
The Gunners have been linked with the starlet before and have apparently been tracking the 18-year old for some time. However, the report claims that Bakkali is dead set on working with the Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, probably because of how well the old Eden Hazard has done in the last two seasons.
It is a shame because the young Moroccan born player really fits the Arsenal and Wenger mould, being small and tricky with great technical ability. Although maybe we do already have enough of them but we still do not want to see our transfer targets going to play for a direct rival, especially if it is Mourinho and Chelsea.