I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I am still scratching my head trying to figure out just what the hell Arsene Wenger was thinking by only completing the one bargain basement transfer deal on the January window, despite the club being sat on a mountain of cash and having our best chance of the Premier League title in a decade put at risk by losing a number of key players to injury.
There were extensive Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners to Sporting Lisbon’s brilliant midfielder William Carvalho in the summer before he was cruelly injured playing for Portugal in the U21 World Cup.
There were hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho in the early summer, but the extremely talented defensive midfielder was cruelly injured at the U21 World Cup.
Stubborn is a word that Arsenal fans have often used to describe our long serving manager so it was no great surprise to hear Arsene Wenger talking about his belief that there is enough strength in depth in the Arsenal squad to be able to cope with the injury picked up by Francis Coquelin at the weekend.
The international break has given us very little in the way of Arsenal rumours to report over the past week, and even on a Sunday, when the papers are generally rife with pure gossip, I am only bringing you three speculative transfers.
The Sporitng Club de Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho is definitely one of the most promising DMs in Europe at the moment, so there is little surprise that Arsenal was sending scouts to watch him on a regular basis last season.
Is Arsenal’s transfer policy simply smoke and mirrors?by ED
The former Gunner and England international Ray Parlour knows a thing or two about what makes up a successful central midfield and another of his specialist subjects is Arsenal. So it is always worth listening to his opinion on the current version of the Gunners and what we are doing right or wrong.