Signs are clear which Arsenal transfers will be the most speculated about in January
There are just over ten weeks to go before the January transfer window opens up and already it is becoming clear which transfers are likely to dominate Arsenal transfer gossip.
The most obvious one involves an Arsenal player leaving the Emirates. Mesut Ozil will be widely speculated despite his insistence that he will stay and fight for his place.
It is hard to see Ozil all of a sudden becoming an automatic starter under Unai Emery’s and that alone will lead to rampant speculation over the Germans future. It simply will not go away.
Every word uttered will be analysed and dissected and the tabloids will have a field day, trust me on that.
In terms of players arriving I am already seeing the name Dayot Upamecano mentioned quite a few times. Seems Arsenal remain interested in signing the RB Leipzig defender.
Just today the Daily Star is running the headline Arsenal handed Dayot Upamecano transfer boost as RB Leipzig decide to cash in.
The fact that Unai Emery already has a full complement of defenders will be ignored. The fact that Arsenal also have a new defender joining next summer will also be ignored by the media.
Have no doubt that other names will surface in the lead-up to the transfer window opening up. But Mesut Ozil and Dayot Upamecano will be mentioned right up until the last second on deadline day. That I am absolutely convinced of.
Going to be a long couple of months.