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.
I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans out there, but I have been starting to worry about Arsene Wenger and his determination to ensure that the Gunners have enough players of sufficient quality to push on for the Premier League title, rather than hoping that we do not suffer from too many injury problems and the players we already have play at the top of their game.
There is a lot of optimism and belief among the Arsenal fans that the future is looking bright for the club. Arsene Wenger and the players share this confidence and we all have good reason to do so after producing the most balanced and impressive football of any club in the Premier League since the turn of the year.
It seemed like the least best kept Arsenal transfer rumour so far when it seemed all but certain that the Gunners were going to get the Juventus star Arturo Vidal as competition for Francis Coquelin next season, but now it seems very far from clear-cut at all.
There has been lots of speculation and any number of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with this highly rated striker and the constant comments from his club have only added to this. But despite reports claiming that he could have been close to completing his move to north London, Paulo Dybala has instead signed for the Italian champions Juventus.