It is bad enough for Arsenal and their fans that we were beaten to the signature of Eden Hazard in the summer of 2012 when Chelsea apparently swooped in and offered his French club Lille more money. And now it looks like history may be about to repeat itself.
They may sound like a strange comedy duo, but Juan Cuadrado and Zakaria Bakkali could soon be plying their trade on the Emirates pitch if the recent transfer rumours hold any water. And they would both bring pace and wing play to an Arsenal side that has really struggled for it since losing Theo Walcott to injury.
Bakkali and Wijnaldum by Stefan
Most of the popular newspapers in The Netherlands today are reporting that Arsenal are targeting two of PSV Eindhoven’s best players as the club rushes to sign some new players before the start of the new Premier League season.
Arsenal on brink of Champions League by Stefan
I am getting worried about the Champions League play-offs as I usually do when it concerns Arsenal. We have to go through this process because we could only finish fourth in the league last season and we barely managed that. The team celebrated at the end of last season for qualifying, but we didn’t actually qualify there and then. It should be a simple task but when it comes to Arsenal lately, there is no such thing as a simple task.
By this time next week, Arsenal will know the name of the team that will try to stop Arsene Wenger and the Gunners continuing the remarkable run of seasons qualifying for and getting through the group stages of the Champions League. The draw takes place at 11 am English time next Friday and the two legs will then be played on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Premier League kicks off and then the week after as well.