Just when Arsene Wenger seemed to hint that he was not going to be entering the transfer market again this summer, we now find out that Matthieu Flamini is expected to be leaving the club in the next few days.
Galatasary have reportedly agreed a transfer fee with Arsenal for the big Frenchman, who has not started a game for the Gunners at all this year. The emergence of Francis Coquelin seems to have scuppered his chances of returning to the starting XI so it makes sense for him to move on if he wants first team football in the twilight of his career.
The fee will be just a few million because of his age and with just one year remaining on his present deal, and he will be joining Lukas Podolski who has already moved to Gala. He could be playing against Joel Campbell who has been snapped up by Fenerbahce and there is a possibility he could also face his old mate Robin Van Persie.
If this transfer comes to fruition it will immediately ignite speculation that Wenger is in the process of lining up a new defensive midfielder to challenge Francis Coquelin for starting spot, which have all be calling for since the end of the season.
But who could it be….?