He is a fan but is that enough for David Alaba to sign for Arsenal?
Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba has been speaking to BILD in Germany and his comments have raised some eyebrows about where his future may lay.
Basically, he told the German media giant that he would consider trying something different, maybe a move to Spain with either Barcelona or Real Madrid, or maybe a move to one of the big teams in the Premier League.
The Austrian international then went on to add that he was an Arsenal fan as a kid.
He said: ‘Yes I was [an Arsenal fan as a child]. When you’ve been Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way.’
So that is the context but does any of this actually mean anything? does it mean he will end up at Arsenal?
I would say no, he was just speaking generally it seemed to me, loads of players do that, it does not necessarily then follow that a transfer is imminent.
It also does not mean that he will end up at Arsenal just because he is a fan, in the real world of football it is down to money and silverware, and no matter how much I love Arsenal I am fully aware that a club like Barcelona or even Man City will always offer a bigger wage and more chance of consistent glory.
In conclusion, it was a nice read but that is all, for me, there is absolutely nothing in this to get excited about.