When Arsene Wenger next has to decide which of his Arsenal players to make the new club captain, I winder if the Frenchman will consider the heavy recent turnover of those wearing the armband and go for one of the younger Gunners. We have been ripping through captains of late, with Fabregas, Van Persie and Tomas Vermaelen all leaving the club.
At this time of the year, every club goes ahead with their plans for a new striker. As we wrote earlier, every club goes around trying to find a striker who can convert that 15 goals to 20 and may be to 25. Getting a striker who can give you 25 goals a season is gold dust. And with very few strikers available, every club is being linked with every other striker. Result? Even those strikers who are third-choice at their clubs are linked with big money moves.
One of the best things to happen during the transfer season is to read about how every other player is linked to Arsenal. But, the other side of the coin is to read all those stories that keep linking Arsenal players with the exit door.
It appears that the Arsenal transfer rumours connecting the club with a summer swoop for the Juventus and Chile midfield warrior Arturo Vidal were either exaggerated or just wrong in the first place, unless Arsene Wenger has had a recent change of mind, maybe due to his drink-driving antics?
The Porto striker Jackson Martinez was reportedly ‘a few days’ from joining AC Milan last week, but now it seems he has not yet decided which team he will be playing for next season, with Arsenal being strongly linked since last summer.