There was not much transfer action for the Arsenal fans to get worked up about during the January window, but now that it is over we have Metro reporting a big Arsenal transfer rumour and claiming that the Gunners may already have secured a big signing for the summer.
If this latest bit of Arsenal gossip turns out to be true then I think it could be bad news for our Brazilian defender Gabriel, as the big money signing of the Greece international Kostas Manolas from the Italian club AS Roma could spell the end of his playing career at the Emirates.
While Gabriel has been playing at right back for us of late, he is only filling in and his main position at centre back would be hard to get into if Manolas signs for Arsenal. We4nger has already taken up the option of another year for Per Mertesacker and with Koscielny and Mustafi in front of the German and with Rob Holding and Calum Chambers it is hard to see where Gabriel would fit in.
I do have my doubts about this rumour, like all of them, especially when you see the money being talked about as nearly £50 million, but Manolas is one of the top rated defenders in the world and if the price was a little bit less which it could well be as the contract situation with his current club is said to be the reason for the move, then maybe it could happen.
What do you think Gooners?