Here was I worrying about the prospect of Arsenal losing our flying Spanish full back Hector Bellerin to those nasty boys from Barcelona and wondering who might be on the transfer wish list of Arsene Wenger in line to replace him, when I realise that we already have a pair of right backs in the squad just waiting for their chance.
Step forward Carl Jenkinson and Matthieu Debuchy, who I must admit I had assumed had already left us. Where has the Frenchman been and why do Arsenal still have him on the books I hear you ask. While Jenks appears to have had a crisis of confidence, the Frenchman has been pretty much a one man crisis of his own ever since he signed for Arsenal three years ago. Injury problems, poor form and a shocking attitude have seen him slip out of first team contention and at 31-years old we surely have to say goodbye this summer, if anyone wants him that is.
Another surprise for me in the list of players on the Arsenal books, reported by The Mirror, is the Costa Rica international forward Joel Campbell. The 24-year old has been sent out on loan to no fewer than five different clubs in three different countries. He is like our present to the world.
I do not want to diss the lad as I thought he had something but Wenger never gave him much of a run in the side. The same appears to be true now of Lucas Perez, so is there any point in these players being on the books?