Today has brought bad news on the Arsenal rumour front as it has been reported that the Barcelona starlet Sergi Samper is definitely NOT on his way to the Emirates, which only goes to show that Arsene Wenger is probably not looking for any extra cover in the defensive midfield position, so we will have to get used to the idea and deal with it. I reckon Wilshere could fill the gap if anything happens to Coquelin, and we will have Arteta when he’s fit…
Also we have all been getting our hopes up about Benzema, but now that has been blown out of the sky by his representative too. The agent Karim Djaziri told Sky Sports: “Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent.
“Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer.”
So where will the rumours be taking us next? According to TalkSport, Arsenal are favourites to land the 30 year-old Fernando Llorente from Juventus.
I could actually see that happening as it will give Chuba Akpom a bit more time to develop into a consistent top striker. I think the youngster has great promise but he is still too raw to play every week. With Giroud and Llorente Arsenal should have enough firepower to worry Chelsea and our other rivals…..