I am going out on a limb here and assuming that Arsene Wenger will now accept that some of the current Arsenal squad are not good enough, and to have any chance of winning the Premier League title next year he will have to add some real top quality players in the summer transfer window. We all fear, though, that the Frenchman will not agree.
The German international Mats Hummels has been the subject of numerous Arsenal transfer rumours over the years, and it now looks like we will have to buy him this summer or give up completely. The Dortmund centre-back is now 27 and as Wenger believes that defende’rs careers last much longer than attackers, he is probably the perfect age to come to the Emirates.
Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is said to be house-shopping in London ahead of completing a supposed move to Arsenal this summer.
The 27 year-old is the all-time goalscorer for Armenia, with 16 goals in his 51 appearances, and is enjoying a thoroughly impressive season in the Bundesliga.
Manchester United and Arsenal are set for a huge battle to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, the Express has quoted Le10Sport as reporting. Arsene Wenger is claimed to be ready to do all it takes to sign the striker, with a willingness to pay as much as £63.2 Million in order to do so.
It looks to me like Arsenal will be the only team from the current top three of the Premier League that will have anything but the Premier League title race to worry about by next week, always assuming that the Gunners manage to get past Watford at the Emirates stadium on Sunday, but how will that affect things?
This is only one way of looking at things, of course, and I am sure that no Arsenal fan would really be all that upset to see the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund inflict a painful defeat on Tottenham tonight. On the other hand there is some reason for us to think that Mauricio Pochettino getting Tottenham through to the next round of the Europa League at Dortmund´s expense might not necessarily be a bad thing.
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.