Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has been quoted in the press with nothing but positive words for Manchester City, their manager Pep Guardiola and assistant coach Mikel Arteta, which I watched on the best ace stream around, where I watch all my matches and interviews.
Manchester City will be keen to leapfrog Arsenal in the Premier League table this weekend with a win over their rivals, but will have to do so without some key men.
The Citizens come into the match with as many as five key players missing out due to injury and suspension.
Arsenal still have more more games to play before we reach the halfway stage of the EPL season, so there is a lot of water to go under the bridge and a lot of footballing twists and turns to come before someone gets to lift the big trophy in May, but our attempt to be that club is looking a lot better after the reigning champions Leicester City rose from their slumber to inflict a painful defeat on Man City yesterday.
Just because this latest titbit of Arsenal transfer news, or gossip if you think that the word news is a bit strong, was denied by the manager of Manchester City at the weekend, does not mean that it is not true. It would not be the first time that a football manager has been less than 100percent honest when it comes to his club’s dealings in the transfer market would it?
If these latest Arsenal transfer rumours are right, then the Gunners are one of a number of teams that are interested in the transfer of the out of favour Man City star Yaya Toure, who seems to have been completely frozen out by their new manager Pep Guardiola.
A draw would have been a good result for Arsenal as well, but if either of the top two teams was to win I think that the best thing from an Arsenal point of view was a win for Tottenham, even if we really do not like our north London rivals, and it appears that Arsene Wenger feels the same way.
While things are looking pretty flippin’ good from an Arsenal point of view right now, with a decent draw against Reading at home for the next round of the EFL cup as well as a good chance of topping our Champions League group and winning the last four Premier League games in a row, the Gunners are still faced with the worrying fact that we are still five points behind the current league leaders.
There are quite a few positive factors to encourage Arsenal fans about the prospect of Arsene Wenger making the Spanish international striker Nolito his second Arsenal transfer of the summer after Granit Xhaka. The main one of these is the fact that the president of his current La Liga club Celta Vigo has admitted that he expects the fiorward to leave.