We do not know for sure what the Arsenal manager has in store for us at the end of the current season. There is even a theory that Arsene Wenger might even step aside if he manages to lead us to the Premier League trophy in May. Whether either of those things actually happens, though, is anybody’s guess.
What does seem easier to predict is that the Arsenal midfielder’s Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini will no longer be part of the playing staff. All three have contracts which are due to expire at the end of this season and their age and waning influence means that their playing careers as Gunners is coming to an end.
So who are we going to get to replace them? Well believe it or not The Mirror is reporting that one of the players on the Arsenal transfer wish list is the Man United and England star Michael Carrick. Wenger has apparently tried three times before to get the central midfielder to come to north London but has always been rebuffed.
With Carrick’s current deal at Old Trafford due to run out in the summer, though, Wenger is said to be ready to try again. The problem is that Carrick is now 34-years old and that is the same as Rosicky and older than Flamini and our club captain, so has Wenger taken leave of his senses or is this Arsenal transfer rumour just having a laugh?