There are a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours flying around the football media at the moment, with the lion’s share of them relating to our search for an experienced central defender to fill in the holes left by Per Mertesacker having surgery on his knee and Gabriel joining him in the treatment room soon afterwards.
Lots of defenders have been linked with a possible move to the Emirates but until Arsene Wenger actually gets the ball rolling we do not know which, if any, of them will be the new Gunner. However, we can make an educated guess or read into the comments made by people involved in the situation and surely no one is more involved than Wenger himself.
So it was interesting to hear our manager stating with certainty that he would sign a centre back over the next two weeks, as reported by the Evening Standard, and I think he may have inadvertently dropped a big hint about who that might be.
Perhaps I amreading too much into his words and it could just be a coincidence, but when the Frenchman spoke about there being no age restriction to his search for the right player, he just happened to use the age of the Southampton and Portugal star Jose Fonte, who has been linked with us and Manchester United this week.
Wenger said, “We have no limit in age.
“If it is a guy of 32 and we think he has the quality then we will do it.”
Has the boss just revealed that Fonte is one of the players on his shopping list?