Five days left in this transfer window and we could potentially announce three deals.
Today it’s expected that Arsenal will announce a brand spanking new mega deal with Puma during a special news conference.
Add to that, if we are to believe the newspapers, Julian Draxler and maybe even Sebastian Jung could follow and we are still being linked to Benfica striker Rodrigo Moreno….
Schalke General Manager Horst Heldt has been quick to deny any of the stories which suggested a bid has been made by us and accepted by his club:
You should ask Mr Wenger. There’s no contact with Arsenal or any other club. I understand why you are asking the question but all the topics you mention need to be addressed in London.
Arsene Wenger has also denied the story so either both are fibbing or yet again, the stories are being made up as this transfer window goes along.
Sebastian Jung is a German right-back who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, He’s played for the German international side but only at under 21 level but then he’s still only 23 years old so plenty of time yet.
Other rumours this morning suggest that Bacary Sagna is being eyed up by Manchester City….
If that is true, I hope it’s a summer move because we sure need him for the rest of the season. Hopefully it’s rubbish and he’s set for a new deal with us real soon.
The FA Cup draw gave us a stinker yesterday as Liverpool came out of the pot. The plus side is we are home, the downside is the fixture is smack bang in between some tasty league fixtures and of course the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
February now looks like this, subject to the FA Cup date being confirmed.
2nd Crystal Palace H
8th Liverpool A
12th Man Utd H
15th Liverpool H (FA Cup TBC)
19th Bayern Munich H
Even Crystal Palace will be tricky under Pulis, the rest will really test us to our limit.
Liverpool will field their strongest side in the FA Cup that’s for sure as they only have that competition and the league to challenge for but surely Arsene Wenger won’t be able to do the same.
Rotation is always the key but next month it’s going to be crucial. Four fixtures in just eight days and all against top sides is going to be tough, very tough.
March doesn’t get much easier either….
There is of course no reason why we should fear any of those clubs or fixtures and if we don’t suffer injuries and of course we add a couple of players in the next five days, we can win them all…..
Next up though is Southampton away tomorrow night, that’s going to be a toughie….
That’s your lot for another day, enjoy the press conference later, it should be interesting…