The rumour mill never ceases to amaze us with how quickly stories get churned up, but the newspapers love to speculate about Arsenal’s transfer business, and are rarely right.
The papers have been quick to claim that both of our biggest stars have turned down the advances of our club to tie them down to new deals, although Ozil has only recently returned from holiday, so you can disregard such accusations for a while.
Alexis Sanchez is now claimed to be the subject of interest from Inter Milan, who are keen to bring him to Italy. If the Chilean was frustrated with things at the Emirates, why exactly would he join a team who missed out on the title by a huge 24 points, and only has Europa League football for the coming campaign?
The report itself claims they would need to make him the highest paid player in Italy, which in itself just blows the speculation away given their recent financial trouble.
Team-mate Mesut Ozil is now claimed to be a target for German giants Bayern Munich this summer, and less than a week ago was said to be in favour of a return to Real Madrid.
The playmaker has reiterated on a number of occasions that he is happy in North-London, and should be looking to build on our second in the league from last season.
As far as I’m concerned, neither player will be leaving the club unless we are ready to sell someone, and already have a replacement lined up, and we are in no shape or form ready to sell either.
Once a new striker is added to our star-studded squad, all will be well within the squad, and we can get focused on doing what we do best, playing football.
Do any of you actually think we would sell our stars?