It is a bit like buses at the minute for Arsenal fans who have been twiddling out thumbs and waiting for Arsene Wenger to make his first move in the January transfer window. And now we find there may be two new Gunners to celebrate.
Yesterday the Arsenal transfer rumour mill was buzzing with the news that the Gunners had finally had a transfer bid accepted by the Polish club Legia Warsaw for their teenage midfield star Krystian Bielik. And hot on the hells of that news, the Daily Mail are reporting that a deal is very close for another midfielder to strengthen the centre of the Arsenal team.
The player in question this time is the 22-year old Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic. His current club Dinamo Zagreb have apparently told the media that talks on this transfer have been ongoing since October and that our most recent offer of around £6 million could signal the beginning of the end of this saga.
Brozovic is a highly rated all-round central midfielder who, unlike the teenage Bielik, would be expected to be able to feature for Arsenal and help us through the rest of the season, but he is not exactly the big name that many of us were hoping for. At least Brozovic would not come to us with an injury like Kim Kallstrom last year, but is it really the transfer news the Arsenal fans want?