Considering it is only February, there seems to be a hell of a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the moment. We all are well aware of the problems surrounding Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery and it would appear that the German is being forced out of the Emirates to reduce our massive wage bill. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, but according to the Telegraph today, there are feelers being put out around Europe to try and find him a new club for next season. It is looking extremely like that Lord John is going to be winning his bet after all…
As for possible incoming players, I like the idea of us looking at the Spanish international Suso, who is currently at AC Milan, and Tuttomercatoweb in Italy reports we are watching both him and the Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.
I am wondering why we are always linked with lots of midfielders but not defenders, but as Ornstein said, Emery thinks we have enough of those. Another midfielder we are being linked to (according to Calciomercato) is the Ivory Coast international Franck Kessie, who is also at AC Milan at the moment, but with both Chelsea and PSG also interested I doubt if that one is likely.
Last up we have the ongoing saga of Ivan Persic who we tried very hard to sign this January, and are expected to go back for in the summer break, but now Football-Italia reckon that Tottenham will also be making a play for the Inter Milan and Croatia winger. I think we are obviously going to be favourites to seal that deal considering Tottenham have even less money to spend than we do!
Are there any of those players you would like to see at Arsenal?