It is no secret that Arsenal have had a close connection with France in recent years. Our manager of now more than 20 years is French for a start, and Arsene Wenger has brought a long and distinguished list of his fellow countrymen to north London.
Arsenal fans have been blessed with the likes of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Laurent Koscielny and Robert Pires, to name but a few, but the list of French players is not over and t5he latest name to be added could be one of the best, if the Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann can be persuaded to come and sign for Arsenal.
The transfer rumours being reported by The Independent and other sources suggest that Manchester United are the next probable destination of the highly rated Frenchman, but reading between the lines it seems to me that he does not really fancy a move to Old Trafford.
Surely a flair player like him, and one who happens to hail from the land of fromage, would prefer to come and play under Wenger for the Gunners. Assuming, as I do, that Alexis Sanchez will not be an Arsenal player for too much longer, is Griezmann the perfect transfer target for us, and one who may actually consider a transfer to us over our Premier League rivals.