As Arsenal fans watch the events of Paul Pogba to United and John Stones to City, you cannot help but wish that Arsene Wenger would also start splashing the cash. This is not only to give ourselves a better chance of competing in the league, but to also keep up with our rivals who are speeding full steam ahead in the transfer market.
Arsenal have been rejected or missed out on every single one of their striker targets this summer and its a trend that is seemingly set to continue, with the latest target also being told he won’t be allowed to join Arsenal this summer. It all started off with Leicester’s Jamie Vardy back in June, but two months down the line, we have seen rumours of Morata, Lukaku, Janssen, even Ben Yedder all pass on making a move to the Gunners. The latest player set to join the list is Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, who has been linked with the Gunners for a number of weeks now.
Icardi, like all the others however will supposedly not be on the move, meaning Arsenal won’t have much luck in approaching the Argentinean. New Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer stated that he has no interest in selling his best players and assured just how important Icardi is to the team.
De Boer said: “We’ll keep every player we don’t want to sell. Icardi is very important for me and he’ll stay. He’s young, he can learn a lot, but he’s already proven himself to be fantastic. We can work very well together, there won’t be any problems.”
The story of Icardi to Arsenal has been a relatively quiet but troublesome saga nevertheless, with Inter going from not interesting in selling, to potentially having to due to financial constraints. Icardi’s wife, who is also the player’s agent maintained that she wanted her husband to remain in Italy, but later also seemed to be considering a move. Any potential deal is now off the cards however and once again Arsenal will have to turn their attention elsewhere in looking for that striker that we so desperately need.