Maybe I should be more specific and say that Alex Iwobi might be the reason why the Arsenal manager does not seem unduly worried or under pressure to sign a player like Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City or Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg, because I think that Arsene Wenger is still very much aware of the pressing need for another centre forward and centre back before the summer transfer window closes in a few weeks.
Arsenal are in talks to sign an unknown striker according to Emanuele Giulianelli, but will turn to Alexandre Lacazette should talks fail to prove fruitful.
The journalist was the first to reveal the deal which would send Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach to North-London this summer, and he has now claimed that there is a deal in place to sign Alexandre Lacazette, despite the club holding preference in another signature.
We have all been hoping that Arsene Wenger would use his time working for the football press at Euro 2016 to do some scouting and find some top new talent for Arsenal. The Frenchman may well have been doing just that but if so he must have seen something in the performances of the Wolfsburg forward Julian Draxler that I missed.
Northern Ireland will need to leap-frog Poland and/or Germany in Group C tonight, or will more than likely face France in the first knock-out round of the tournament.
Poland take on Germany in tonight’s crunch group game, in which the winner will guarantee themselves within the knock-out stages.
The game will see the two neighbouring countries go toe-to-toe for the third time in recent years, having also been drawn in the same group in qualifying. Poland won their home encounter 2-0, while the Germans came away with a 3-1 home win also, leaving this tie wide open on neutral soil.
Xhaka in! A good start, but where will it end up? by KM
Hello fellow Gooners! I know a lot of people have probably written their say on Xhaka so I’ll try to keep it short on him and what his impact on the season will be. The transfer is a no brainer! We needed a DM and we’ve added him. Interesting what will that midfield partnership be like? Xhaka – Coq/Elneny/ Cazorla/Ramsey/Wilshere? Considering the latter will be most-likely injured, it still leaves questions.
With only one new player added to the Arsenal playing staff so far in the current summer transfer window, Arsenal fans have not exactly been spoilt for choice about which player’s name to have printed on their new replica football shirt, but there is still plenty of time.
For the last few transfer windows there have always been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible move for the exciting young talent Julian Draxler. But there has always seemed to be something in the way of the Gunners and his club Schalke getting the deal done and now it looks like it could be off the table altogether.