Hopefully this one Arsenal transfer will lead on to a few more before the January transfer window closes in less than two weeks. That does seem to be the whole point of the Gunners raiding our Premier League rivals Leicester City in the first place.
The man that will soon be joining Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff at Arsenal is Ben Wrigglesworth, the head of technical scouting at Leicester. He has played a big part in the excellent recent recruitment of the Foxes which has allowed first Nigel Pearson and now Claudio Ranieri to make big waves in football and punch above their weight.
Wrigglesworth had a big hand in getting players like the excellent Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante to the King Power Stadium and getting them into the Premier League, keeping them there and surprising everyone this season by challenging for the title.
Despite Arsenal’s finances being better these days we are still not going to match the spending power of EPL rivals like Man City, Chelsea and Man United so having a top quality scouting talent to help Wenger find some hidden gems could be a massive boost for our chances of major trophy success in the future.
But will he be able to do anything in time to help Arsenal win this season’s Premier League title?