We do not know if this little nugget of an Arsenal transfer rumour is actually right, but after Arsene Wenger signed a central midfielder Mohamed Elneny in the January transfer window and with the three current Arsenal players in question being generally on the fringe of the first team and being on the wrong side of the maghic 30-year old mark I would say there is definitely something in it.
The Mirror is reporting that the Arsenal future careers of Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and our club captain Mikel Arteta are at risk and that the signing of Elneny from the Swiss champions Basel heralds the end of the line for them and I think that at least two of the three could be out the door at the end of the season, but which two?
Rosicky is nearing the end of his time as a Premier League pro as it is but I wonder if his injury problems down the years will have left more juice in his legs. I certainly hop that our little Mozart has a bit more left in the tank because he is a truly class act and even if we can only get about 20 games from him and a lot of them from the bench I reckon Rosicky is the best and most natural replacement for Mesut Ozil that Arsenal have.
I also like Flamini and think he could still do a good job of covering when we need him. Flamini is not going to get bent out of shape when he does not play and when he is needed he puts in a proper shift. Arteta for me has had it, I hate to say. I think he will go on to be a top coach or manager and it appears that Arsenal are going to use him in that way but on the pitch I think he is now had his day.
What do you guys reckon?