You were probably as surprised as me to see the latest of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds today, because as much as this Premier League striker is on a good run of form at the minute, you would not usually think of the Watford captain and forward Troy Deeney when you were thinking of possible transfer targets for Arsene Wenger to go for.
In fact it would seem much more likely that Arsenal were being linked with his team mate and striker partner Odion Ighalo but the Daily Star is reporting that it is Deeney that is on Wenger´s shopping list.
Now while I am not exactly convinced by this rumour, we should consider the fact that our manager rarely does what people expect in a transfer window. Who had the Basel and Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny down as an Arsenal transfer target for instance? But it looks like Elneny will soone be a Gunner, so who knows what other surprises the Frenchman has in store.
There is another reason to believe there is some truth to this story as well, because a few weeks back when our Spanish right back was asked to pick his fantasy XI, one of the big surprises was the inclusion of Deeney up front. Bellerin had worked with him during a loan spell at Watford and was clearly impressed, so could he maybe have had a little word with the boss and persuaded Wenger that Deeney would be a good addition to the Arsenal squad?