Although there are still plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with various right backs as a potential replacement for the Man City bound Frenchman Bacary Sagna, the smart money says that the Toulouse and Ivory Coast player Serge Aurier is set for a move to the Emirates.
Arsenal did not go out of the Champions League to Bayern because of the game in Munich, but if it wasn’t for a brilliant penalty save from Lukasz Fabianski, they would have lost both legs of the last 16 tie. And both would have been directly attributable to, let’s say debatable, decisions by the officials.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsenal’s chances in the home leg against Bayern Munich were destroyed by the referee. Whether he was right or wrong to send off Wojciech Szczesny, when Robben seemed to have tipped the ball quite far away from goal, is not the dicussion here. The fact is that it ruined the rest of the game for the neutrals and completely turned the tide against the Gunners.
Everyone is entitle to their opinion, of course and on close calls you normally have at least two of the three pundits disagreeing. Except when it comes to Arsenal it seems. We all know about how biased Michael Owen is, especially towards Liverpool and against Arsenal, but it seems the contagion is spreading to Sky Sports.
Juan Cuadrado has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal increasingly frequently this season, and the talented and versatile Colombian international has begun to attract interest from a number of top clubs with his excellent performances this season.