Arsenal completed two moves to sign Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi yesterday, but with under 24 hours remaining in the current window, who else could be joining us?
Jack Wilshere is expected to leave us on loan today, and the bookmakers make Crystal Palace odds-on favourites to be his destination, but will his exit increase the likelihood of a new arrival?
There are no central midfielders in the betting to join us currently, but the England international has been favoured in a more advanced role in his most recent outings, and the likes of Isco, Draxler and Antoine Griezmann have been linked.
The betting does not give much hope for us to complete a deal for either of the trio, but Isco does appear to have fallen out of favour at Real Madrid, and the German international is claimed to be keen on leaving his current club Wolfsburg. Wenger was reported to have been slyly trying to work on a deal to bring in the European Championship’s Golden Boot winner Griezmann, and he is as short as 5/2 (3.5) to join us today (fingers crossed).
Unsurprisingly, a number of strikers are in the betting, with much talk in recent weeks surrounding our hunt for a new goalscorer, but with Lucas Perez having joined, I’m not a believer that we will add another rival for Giroud this summer. The odds don’t reflect my thoughts however, and Icardi, Lacazette and Benzema are all shorter than 8/1 (9.0) to join us.
Jose Fonte is the only defender with odds on a switch to the Emirates at this point in time, but at 20/1 (21.0), he is not rated a strong chance to join, and with Mustafi already here, I don’t see the need for him anyway.
Odds on joining Arsenal before the deadline (correct at time of writing):
Antoine Griezmann 5/2 (3.5)
Alexandre Lacazette 4/1 (5.0)
Mauro Icardi 4/1 (5.0)
Karim Benzema 13/2 (7.5)
Daniel Sturridge 7/1 (8.0)
Romelu Lukaku 8/1 (9.0)
Alvaro Morata 9/1 (10.0)
Jose Fonte 20/1 (21.0)
Julian Draxler 25/1 (26.0)
Isco 33/1 (34.0)
Could we land a big Deadline Day signing? Has Wenger got a huge trick up his sleeve?