If you ask most Arsenal fans whether the club could do with a defensive midfielder, be ready for a verbal hairdryer, because we have needed one for at least the last three years, But once again during the summer transfer window, the Gunners have been linked with every central midfielder out there but once again look like going into a campaign with Mikel Arteta as the main man.
I was really hoping that Wenger would make a last minute move for the Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho, especially after the media reported that the Portuguese club had lowered their asking price in the last few days. But Wenger has either refused to match that valuation or the player’s personal terms, or simply not even tried to sign him, because Carvalho has issued a statement, reported by Sky Sports, that he is not going anywhere.
He said, “I have a deal with Sporting and I am a player of Sporting. I am feeling good and it has not entered my head to leave on the last day.”
So it looks like our last hope, at least according to the media rumours, is to get the PSG youngster Adrien Rabiot. But the rumours are that Italy’s Serie A club Roma are close to sealing a deal for the French midfielder. So has Wenger got anything but a snotty hankie up his sleeve? I am beginning to dread that the answer is no!