While most of the Arsenal fans are fairly happy with the business the signings made so far by Arsene Wenger in the summer transfer window, I still think that we are hoping for another couple of additions before the window closes in just over a week.
So I was a little surprised to see the Metro report claiming that the Italian champions Juventus had already opened talks with the Gunners forward Lukas Podolski and that it was very likely that the German World Cup winner would soon be packing his bags for Italy and Serie A.
I know that Podolski has not had quite the impact that we hoped for when he signed from Cologne a couple of years ago, and that the arrival of Alexis Sanchez has significantly strengthened our options up front, but I would still be a little surprised if Wenger let such a goal threat leave the club unless he had another player to fill the gap.
So maybe he has, and it could be the young Costa Rica international Joel Campbell, who is now back with the Arsenal squad after spending the last few years at various clubs around Europe on loan. Maybe Wenger has seen enough from the 22-year old in training to tell him that Campbell can step up and fill Podolski’s boots.
Or maybe, this rumour, if true, means that the other recent rumour about the Gunners being about to swoop for the Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus are not just made up. Now that would be sweet! What do you think?