You may call me cynical (most people do!) but I have found through experience that the most ridiculous Arsenal transfer rumours appear when there is very little else to write about, like during the summer close season or especially during the no-mans-land of the international break, when there isn’t even a transfer window to use as an excuse.
And so it proves going by today’s papers, with a host of ridiculous links for our players. It was reported not long ago that the Gunners have ‘decided’ to sell Bellerin to increase their war chest this summer, and now they reckon that Jose Mourinho is very interested in taking the Spaniard to Old Trafford and is willing to pay the £50m valuation.
Given that Bellerin himself has admitted that he is missing his family, who have all moved en masse back to the Barcelona region, I would think it extremely unlikely that the 22 year-old would want to move further North instead, and who would Arsenal even considering one of our biggest rivals even further?
The other ridiculous rumour is concerning Aaron Ramsey. As I said earlier, we all know that he is close to the end of his contract at Arsenal, but the suggestion that Chelsea could prise Ramsey away from Arsenal is basically preposterous, and Man United are also reported to be keen too!
With Man City’s billions, they are surely going to dominate the Premier League for years to come, and with Chelsea and Man United being the next richest kids on the block, for us to even consider selling to them would mean that we have given up on challenging for even second or third place. So where would that leave us? In a dogfight for 4th place with Liverpool and Tottenham every season?
These rumours are simply never going to happen!