Well we are used to hearing some strange Arsenal transfer rumours from TV pundits, but rarely do you get Adrian Durham so certain that a deal is done. It appears that he received some breaking news while he was appearing live on TalkSport.
He said: “I thought we were doing an appreciation hour for Juan Mata. After I said this, just a couple of minutes ago, just had a message going: ‘He’s going to Arsenal on a free’.
“We can’t do this anymore, if he’s going to Arsenal. We all love him now, but who is going to love him when he goes to Arsenal?
“He’s going to be going to Arsenal on a free! He was with [Unai] Emery on a free wasn’t he, so he’s going to Arsenal on a free because he is out of contract in the summer.”
“This is breaking news, Juan Mata is going to Arsenal.
“This is what I have heard, it is not official. My sources close to the club have said he is going to Arsenal on a free.
“By the way, when it happens, you can all ring up and say ‘We doubted you but, as ever, you were right.’”
He seems so certain, but if it is true then surely Arsenal have been breaking the rules by talking to him before his contract is finished at Man United? But it is certainly a possibility.
Would Arsenal fans want the ex-Chelsea and current Man United star at the Emirates?