If the Arsenal transfer rumours about the possible impending departure of the Arsenal and England international defender Calum Chambers from the Emirates are true then it could be that Arsene Wenger has already found a replacement for the former Saint in the shape of the 20-year old Bolton Wanderers centre back Rob Holding.
I am really hoping that this latest little bit of Arsenal transfer news does not mean that Arsene Wenger is perfectly happy with the current crop of Arsenal defenders, despite Gabriel having a worrying tendency towards rash and costly defensive actions and Per Mertesacker having roughly the same acceleration and turning finesse of an oil tanker.
Arsenal fans are well used to seeing all sorts of dodgy transfer rumours as our club is the subject of more than most, so like me you may well be a touch sceptical about the report in the Daily Mail suggesting that we might be able to sign the brilliant Poland international striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
David Seaman today demanded that Arsenal look into signing a centre-back this summer, to go with completed Xhaka and prospective Vardy signings.
The former England and Arsenal goalkeeper claims that they ‘need’ a centre-back added this summer, but claims that it is not because they were bad last season, which could be debated…
To be perfectly honest Arsenal fans, I am never really sure what to make of the stories about things on social media being an indicator of what is happening behind the scenes. A recent example was the furore that surrounded the Arsenal transfer target Jamie Vardy’s decision to change his Twitter header to a picture of him and his Leicester City team mates celebrating with the Premier League trophy.
With one Arsenal transfer already signed, sealed and delivered before the dust has even settled on the Premier League season, and with one of the stars of that season Jamie Vardy apparently close to joining Granit Xhaka at his new club, Arsenal fans are already enjoying this current transfer window a lot more than usual.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has rejected another contract offer from Borussia Dortmund, amidst interest from Chelsea and Arsenal.
The Armenian all-time international goalscorer has had a incredible season for his club, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, and assisting a further 30. That form has attracted interest from England, and both Chelsea and Arsenal are linked with moves.
Borussia Dortmund are claimed to have decided to force Henrikh Mkhitaryan to stay for the coming season, which will likely see him leave for free next summer.
The Armenian international has just the one year remaining on his current deal, and has already turned down his club’s advances to extend that deal beyond the new season.