We really have no idea if the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible late swoop for the Schalke and Germany star Julian Draxler are based on truth. The Gunners have been linked with the talented young German for years now but that does not necessarily make it so.
I know that Arsene Wenger´s comments about waiting to see if anything turns up in the transfer market over the next five days have really wound up some Arsenal fans, with the understandable reaction that the manager should be doing a lot more, but I think they are missing the point.
If any Arsenal fans out there are friends with, or know anyone who is friends with, or has the telephone number of, or knows someone who might bump into, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and the like, have a word will you.
It is now looking increasingly unlikely that Arsenal fans will get to celebrate the transfer that we wanted, even though the football media and it’s rumour mill are still determined to link the Gunners with the France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. His agent has all but ended our hopes I’m afraid.
I am going to assume, perhaps foolishly, that Arsene Wenger is not just sitting on his hands with regards to adding to the Arsenal squad in this summer transfer window. I like the fact that he has confidence in the players available to him but surely the Frenchman must see that another quality player or two would significantly increase our chances of winning the Premier League title next May.
First of all Arsenal fans, I am not going to read to much into the fact that the long linked and much reported transfer target of ours, Karim Benzema, did not feature in the starting XI of Rafa Benitez’ Real Madrid team for their first La Liga game last night.
I do hope that these latest comments from Arsene Wenger really are a precursor to Arsenal sealing the transfer of another Real Madrid player, and we all know who we want that player to be, with the France international Karim Benzema having almost single handedly kept the football reporters in Arsenal transfer rumours to write this summer.
You might think that on the face of it there is little for Arsenal fans to worry, assuming that Arsenal are still trying to complete the signing of Karim Benzema from Real Madrid that is. I mean, even if the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that our Premier League rivals Manchester United are trying to muscle in on the deal are true, recent events suggest that they would fail.