Arsene Wenger is entering the final year of his contract this summer, and will be extremely keen on enjoying a successful upcoming campaign.
Euro 2016 is set to start in the next couple of weeks, and with interest raising in their first-team stars, the tournament may well end up hampering the French manager’s plans.
Hector Bellerin was called up to make his senior debut for Spain this week, and he is now claimed to have been the subject of an enquiry by his former club Barcelona. The defender will be amidst a host of Catalan stars this summer, and they will no doubt be trying to persuade the full-back to make a return to the Nou Camp in the close-season.
Another hugely important Gunner is Mesut Ozil, and he too is linked with a return to his home country. Bayern Munich are claimed to be eyeing a move for his signature, and contract talks have failed to find a fruitful end as of yet.
The playmaker was a rare bright spark for the club last season, with his 19 assists giving a huge contribution to their second-placed finish.
Five Bayern stars are currently in the provisional 27-man squad, which will be cut down to 23 today, and it will be hard to avoid the advances of his international team-mates.
Unfortunately, we cannot afford to have the pair being unsettled on international duty, with the duo earning the right to be amongst the first named on the starting line-up in recent seasons.
Add another long-term injury to Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey and we can officially declare the Euro 2016 tournament a curse, but there is no need to consider that predicament as of yet…
Do you foresee Ozil and Bellerin being tempted to move this summer?