At the same time as most Arsenal fans have a different theory about the current manager and whether Arsene Wenger should stay on or for how long, we also have different ideas about who should be the man to replace the Frenchman when his long shift at the helm of the good ship Arsenal finally does come to an end.
I cannot help but feel a bit sorry for the France international right back Mathieu Debuchy, whose move to Arsenal from Newcastle United has been nothing short of a disaster. A lot of these troubles have been no fault of his own, with a number of injury problems and the rapid emergence of the young Spaniard Hector Bellerin wrecking his chances of being a first team regular, but his own attitude about the situation has not helped either.
As the latest Arsenal transfer news has it looking as though the signing of the England hero Jamie Vardy from Leicester City is dead in the water, Arsenal fans will be wondering where Arsene Wenger goes next in his search for more fire power to boost our chances of getting our hands on the Premier League trophy once again.
If this is true then I have to wonder why Arsene Wenger and his transfer team at Arsenal did not push to get this transfer deal done during the January window, so the talented striker from Serie A could have given the Gunners a timely boost as we go in search of a first Premier League title since 2004.
The turmoil that Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Chelsea have been going through ever since the Gunners beat them to lift the Community Shield at the start of the season, and which culminated this week with the parting of ways between the club and their manager Jose Mourinho will probably have given Arsene Wenger a certain amount of private pleasure.
It seems as though the Arsenal and Germany international forward Lukas Podolski has played his last game for the Gunners, even if the transfer deal that is taking him to Inter Milan in Serie A is only a temporary one to begin with.
The German international Lukas Podolski probably didn’t take kindly to the statement from his Arsenal manager yesterday when Wenger tried to play down any chance of the 29 year-old leaving the Emirates this month, especially since the Inter manager Roberto Mancini revealed that the Italian Giants were taking an interest.