With Arsenal already looking as short as a sausage dog in defence, with Gabriel and Per Mertesacker ruled out for quite a while, not even Arsene Wenger would think it was a good idea to let one of the few central defensive options left at the Emirates leave the club, whether om a temporary or permanent basis.
There are reports everywhere saying that the Deportivo striker Lucas Perez will be signing for Arsenal imminently. This is how The Mirror reported it this morning:
Arsenal are set to sign Deportivo’s Lucas Perez in a bid to end their striker crisis, according to El Confidential.
Real Madrid are supposedly keen on signing Alexis Sanchez, while Arsenal are said to be eyeing James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, but could all three moves happen?
Our club has so far failed to make the signings needed to excite our fans, and the window has grown increasingly frustrating in recent weeks, enhanced by our failure to win either of our opening two league matches.
Arsenal are said to be in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to sign Islam Slimani this summer.
The Algerian striker scored an impressive 27 league goals last season, as well as another four in other competitions, and has been on the radar of the North-London club for some time now.
Espanyol have pulled out of the race to sign Monaco defender Marcel Tisserand, leaving Arsenal heading the race for his signature.
The 23 year-old had been close to signing for the La Liga side, but the centre-back is now keen on waiting to see the result of the Gunners recent interest in his signature. Espanyol are now looking elsewhere for possible targets.
Arsenal are claimed to be rivalling Tottenham for the signature of Munir El Haddadi of Barcelona this summer, with the forward believed to be available for a cut-price fee.
The youngster has been likened to Barca living legend Lionel Messi, and will be turning 21 next month.
Mathieu Debuchy is hoping to leave Arsenal this month, with his preference to stay in London.
The right-back joined the Gunners from Newcastle in the summer of 2014, and was enjoying a first-team role until picking up an injury in September, which allowed Hector Bellerin to star in his place.
Arsenal are claimed to be pursuing deals to sign Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, but I’m refusing to accept there is any truth in such, unless some concrete evidence arrives.