Although there will be no current Arsenal players involved in the last game of Euro 2016 today between the two fancied sides Belgium and Italy, there are good reasons for Arsenal fans to be tuning in with extra interest, mainly down to the possible transfer targets who may be on show.
We also have the former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen to consider, and with Sky Sports reporting that the centre back has come through a fitness concern it is likely that the Verminator will be in the Belgium side from the start. With the defender said to be on the verge of leaving FC Barcelona. I personally think Arsene Wenger could do a lot worse than bringing him back to north London, but that is just a personal theory and not from any media source. It will be interesting to see what sort of form our old player is in these days.
He could be in for a tough time, though, with Italy and their attacking guile, and it is their front line, as well as the Belgian centre forward Romelu Lukaku, that will be of interest to Arsenal fans hoping for the boss to add some real firepower to the Gunners squad.
Italy have a couple of tricky forwards Insigne and Immobile that have been linked with us in the past and they also have a Giroud type of centre forward in the Southampton star Graziano Pelle, but for me it is the Everton centre forward that I would most li8ke to see at Arsenal.
His brother Jordan could also feature at left back and he has been linked with Arsenal before and even spoken about his love for the club, as reported by ESPN last month. Could he be a transfer replacement for the reportedly departing Kieran Gibbs? A good game against Italy today would certainly help his chances.
Anyway Gooners, enjoy the game which should be a good one between two potential winners of the whole tournament.