I can see there being oodles of business done on the last day of the transfer window if even half of the speculations regarding Arsenal players are true. The bookies have Arsenal down as very short favourites to sign West Brom’s Jonny Evans, despite Alan Pardew admitting that he had received no bids so far.
It has now been revealed that Sean Dyche wants our young defender Rob Holding on loan for the rest of the season, but as Holding and Chambers have been our most likely backups if Koscielny, Mustafi or Monreal have been unavailable it is extremely unlikely that Arsene Wenger will let him go unless he brings in another experienced centre-back, which is fully expected to be Jonny Evans.
Arsenal have already sold Walcott, Alexis and Coquelin and sent a few youngsters out on loan (Ben Sheaf being the latest to go – to Stevenage) so the size of Wenger’s squad is being reduced considerably, so I would very surprised if Holding went anywhere without a new arrival.
But hopefully we will see the arrival of Aubameyang, which would probably end with Giroud being loaned out as well.
Can you see Wenger sending any more senior players leaving before Wednesday’s deadline?