In some ways I think it is quite good, from an Arsenal point of view, that the papers are reporting that the transfer of the Belgium international star Romelu Lukaku from Everton FC this summer is going to go ahead as most people thought, but instead of a return to his former club the powerful and prolific front man looks like signing for Manchester United instead.
Sky Sports are reporting that The Toffees have accepted a bid of around £75 million for their star striker who will now be playing for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford next season.
I think we would all rather have seen him stay where he was or go abroad but I would rather he joined United than Chelsea. After all they are the reigning Premier League champions and the team to beat this time around, while despite our own disappointing EPL campaign we did finish above Maureen’s mob.
I also think that losing out on this transfer will drive a further wedge between Antonio Conte and the top brass at Stamford Bridge. I certainly hope so, but there could be another facet to this deal which affects Arsenal and that is the possible transfer raid for our French forward Olivier Giroud.
He has already been linked with Everton this summer and Ronalfd Koeman may well see our big powerful striker as the man to replace Lukaku, so we may be in line for a serious attempt by them to sign Olly and I really do not want that to happen.
If they offer something like £30 million or more though, can you see Wenger and Arsenal saying no?