I know that the transfer window is not officially open yet but that does not mean that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal should not already be working hard behind the scenes to bring in the top players that we need to make sure that the Gunners do not suffer another faltering title challenge next season.
We are already hearing about other clubs around Europe securing the transfer of players, such as Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich, so even though the Premier League season is not properly over until after Manchester United play Bournemouth tonight and then Louis van Gaal takes his troubled team to Wembley in the FA cup, Arsenal fans are already eager for news of a signing.
It would be great in my opinion if the Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of the summer additions to the Arsenal squad so I was a bit worried yesterday when there were reports in the football media about Man United having made him an offer, because we know how much money they are prepared to throw around.
There is good news for us, however, from a Sky Sports report in which the agent of Ibrahimovic flatly denied these rumours and left the door open for the Arsenal boss to make his move. Mino Raiola even made it sound as if such a rumour was not very realistic, perhaps because Zlatan would demand Champions League football or not want to play under van Gaal.
He said, “In this world we have to accept some journalists use their imagination and make things up. The story is not factual.”
So what are you waiting for Arsene?