Arsenal fans are used to seeing all manner of transfer rumours linking the Gunners with just about every player under the sun, especially when there is a transfer window on the horizon, and I expect this to be even more true over the coming weeks.
Most of these will, of course, come to nothing and many of them will have no basis in truth in the first place, but when there is some sort of actual evidence to connect Arsenal with a player then the amount of transfer rumours about them will be huge.
So Arsenal fans can expect to hear a lot about the France international star Dimitri Payet. After the West Ham man spoke about arsenal recently the rumour mongers will be out in force but I do feel that there may be something to this one.
Payet was linked with us in the summer before signing a new deal with the Hammers but he cannot have expected them to bomb so badly this season and at the age of 29 he may well be regretting not going for a big club in his final years.
At the same time Arsenal have had their problems which would seem to be a lot smaller if Arsene Wenger was to sign a Premier League proven star like Payet. The biggest sign for me that a transfer could be in the offing, however, is when I see the West Ham captain talking about how he would be surprised at the move and that is exactly what I saw on Sky Sports today.
This sort of denial in football is as common as a rainy day is in a British winter, so does this tell us that West Ham are preparing to see their star man jump ship and sign for Arsenal?