The biggest transfer gossip involving Arsenal this morning is revolving around Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, in fact, it is the only real piece so far today and the question is, should we get excited?
I would suggest on the face of it no, however, that does not mean we cannot remain a little hopeful.
The reason I initially say no is that in all honesty, the reports are really not gossip, it is just about de Ligt speaking about Juventus and the possibility of joining the Italian giants, we are mentioned because he is apparently a target of ours as well.
So why do I feel that we can be a little hopeful? I will tell you why, because the 19-year-old did say this: “Me at Juve? It could be, but there are also other interested clubs. We’ll see at the right time.
And then there is Marc Overmars, the former Gunners legend that is the Ajax sporting director at the Dutch giants, if he has any influence with the teenage Ajax captain you have to think that can only be to our advantage.
Finally, we have been linked with him for a while, so the chances are we do want him and if that is the case then why not us, we have as much chance as anyone else, especially if we make the Champions League.
I accept that we are probably unlikely to land the youngster, we are 25/1 with the bookies to do so, which in itself tells you all you need to know about our chances but even if our chances are minimal there is no reason we cannot hope, he is an exceptional talent that is definitely worth pursuing.
So, should we be excited? No, but we can be hopeful, nothing wrong with that.