Arsenal have hardly covered themselves in glory with some of their transfer business down the years and it is difficult to trust them not to repeat mistakes from past years.
So, the news that AC Milan is interested in making a move for Lucas Torreira is a little unsettling and made worse by the fact that the player himself has admitted that he misses Italy, in particular, the weather.
Torreira was not exactly world class for us last season but he was definitely one of our better midfielders and in fact, this poll we are running here has him and Aaron Ramsey as our two best midfielders by a country mile last season and Ramsey is already gone.
There are three or four players that we have to hang on to no matter what and Torreira is one of them, if we lose him we will be weakened terribly and we already need to buy midfielders to shore up the centre of the park as it is.
A fee of £32 Million was mentioned and the truth is that we would have to spend almost all of it, if not more, to replace the diminutive Urugyuan so what would the point in selling him be?
It is one thing to sell a player for £100 Million and bring in three quality players but it is a whole different matter selling one proven Premier League player and then having to use all the cash raised to replace him without no guarantees.
Put it this way, if we sold Torreira and kept say Mohamed Elneny then the fans will have a meltdown and rightfully so.