It may have been different if not for the injury and fitness problems suffered by some of the Arsenal players, but this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament did not see as many Gunners involved as we would have expected, with England especially light on Arsenal stars.
Celtic have tied Kieran Tierney down to a new five-year contract this week, shunning any interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. The left-back enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season in the Scottish Premier League, earning a place in the division’s Team of the Year, and was linked with a potential move to the Premier League.
The chances of Ricardo Rodriguez becoming an Arsenal player this summer and joining his Switzerland international team mate Granit Xhaka at the Emirates is looking stronger by the minute. The only things that could stop it happen are if the rumours about Arsene Wenger wanting the talented young left back turn out to be false, or if another club beats Arsenal to the punch.
Arsenal could mean business next season by SOH
Now as we all know, Arsene tends to anger and frustrate Arsenal fans all around the world when it comes to transfers of incoming players to the club each summer – but is he about to change all that and splash the cash?
Liverpool are claimed to have made official contact with Kieran Gibbs over a potential move from Arsenal this summer.
The left-back has fallen out of Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans this season, emphatically favouring Nacho Monreal for the role in the defence.
While the season has been a pretty tough one for Arsenal fans to take, apart from the happy bookend that were provided by us beating Jose Mourinho and Chelsea to win the Community Shield and then the implosion of Tottenham that allowed us to nip past them on the final day and retain our stranglehold in north London, it has probably been even worse for Kieran Gibbs.
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs is claimed to be considering a move away from the club this summer.
The 26 year-old has fallen down the pecking order in North-London, with Nacho Monreal having kept him on the sidelines with very consistent displays this term.
Every single Arsenal fan in the world is aware that we have to play Barcelona on Tuesday, but we are also aware that the chances of Arsenal winning the FA Cup for a record third time in a row are much greater than progressing any further in the Champions League, so perhaps we should have made less changes?