Even though Arsenal beat Chelsea yesterday to pick up a third trophy from our pre-season preparations, some Arsenal fans were left disappointed after Arsene Wenger declared in his post match interview, reported by the Arsenal website, that the transfer rumours linking Arsenal with the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema are very unlikely to come true.
We only have the Arsenal transfer rumours to go on but it would make a lot of sense if the Poland international star Robert Lewandowski was high up on the list of strikers that Arsene Wenger was after this summer. There have been some reports that the Frenchman has already made and had turned down an offer for him by his current club Bayern Munich.
It was only very recently that Arsene Wenger was fulsome in his praise of the young Arsenal and England striker Chuba Akpom. The 19-year old scored a brilliant hat-trick in our first pre-season game against a Singapore XI and he has done nothing in the chances handed to him since to suggest that it was a fluke and that he is not ready for some first team action this season.
Arsenal will not be the only club whose fans will be hoping that they are the club referred to by the brilliant, prolific and always entertaining striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But you may as well save your excitement, Gooners, because it is not going to happen and I will explain why.
It is definitely the biggest and most exciting of all the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the minute and even though the transfer of Karim Benzema from Real Madird to the Gunners may have seemed just a pope dream at the beginning of the summer, there was a growing belief that it might happen.
There has already been talk about this possible transfer to Arsenal being done this summer, but it was all quite a while back now and with no mention of it in the papers recently, I assumed that the move for Christophe Lollichon was not going to happen.
There are many reports saying that Fernando Llorente’s agent is in London for talks with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, although Man United and Real Madrid (really?) are also said to be in the running, with the Gunners being favourites to sign the out-of-favour Juventus failure for a fee of around £8.5m.
For the last few transfer windows there have always been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible move for the exciting young talent Julian Draxler. But there has always seemed to be something in the way of the Gunners and his club Schalke getting the deal done and now it looks like it could be off the table altogether.