There will be a lot more Arsenal transfer rumours for us Gooners to wade through over the coming weeks, until the winter transfer window shuts down at the end of the month, and it is anyone’s guess which of them will be true, close to the truth or downright fabrication.
I sincerely hope that one of the latest reported by the Daily Star this week is of the third variety, because the paper claims that people at the club are becoming more and more concerned about the likelihood that neither Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez will agree to sign new contracts to stay with Arsenal.
If the report is true, however, then I think it will force Arsene Wenger to use the current transfer window to make at least one big signing and possibly more, for two reasons. The first is to show the star duo that the Gunners are serious about competing for top honours, as even though the report talks about the salary demands of Ozil and Sanchez being the problem, part of it must surely be their ability to win things like the Premier League and Champions League trophies.
The other reason is to give the club cover in case they do leave in the summer, because once the other clubs know this is happening then the price for any replacement we look at will miraculously rise. The question is, will Wenger act now or wait and see?