Just a day or two ago there were reports in the football media that the Arsenal and Costa Rica international forward Joel Campbell could be set to leave the club and the Premier League completely, with representatives of the Turkish champions Galatasaray supposedly in London to talk about signing him in the January transfer window.
The title of this article, even if it does turn out to be true, does not mean that Arsenal will soon have the Gabon international striker in our squad, as we would still need the player’s current club Borussia Dortmund to accept the transfer offer and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would have to agree to become a Gunner this month.
A few days ago when the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club to a possible January move for the Borussia Dortmund and Gabon international striker first started to hit the headlines, I dismissed the reports because the player himself had spoken before the Bundesliga winter break about how happy he was at Dortmund.
With the January transfer window now open Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger really is as busy as he suggested earlier this week but that does not mean that we should believe all of the Arsenal transfer rumours in the football media.
O am hoping, without too much confidence or conviction to be perfectly honest, that Arsene Wenger goes transfer crazy in January and adds a fair few top quality players to the injury hit Arsenal squad. Even if we have the likes of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez fit and firing by then, the Frenchman should be aware that Arsenal are likely to pick up a few more injury problems throughout the second half of the season.