The European transfer window shut just three days ago and will not open now for another four months and already there is gossip linking Arsenal with a January signing.
That tells me it must be a slow news day, in better words it must be an international break.
I love these periods personally because it gives me an opportunity to put out a regular stream of talking points, that is not always so easy in the transfer windows and in the middle of a full programme of games.
I am not actually criticising anyone in the media for going with transfer gossip this early, I may even put up some myself if I feel it is warranted but I am saying that it must be hard right now for some blogs, websites etc to meet their daily quota of Arsenal related articles when there is a lack of actual news.
The international break is a bit boring let’s be honest, it goes on for too long in my opinion and while I fully support the breaks because I know it serves England well, it is still a frustrating time.
For the record, the midfielder being linked with a move to Arsenal is Roma midfielder Cengiz Under. Apparently Turkish Football has spoken with one of Under’s representatives, who wishes to remain anonymous of course, and he has confirmed that Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich are interested.
I am not saying it is bull but I would eat my own hat if he joins any of the three named clubs in January.
Like I say, it must be an international break.