I’m feeding off of the scraps this morning, a bit like the newspapers really, especially The Independent.
They have a headline suggesting we are set to miss out on Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata after German club Wolfsburg submitted a £15.9m offer for the 21-year-old.
How can we ‘miss out’ on signing a player when no-one knows if Arsenal are actually interested in signing him? Doh!
The Express suggest that Nacho Monreal could be on his way out of Arsenal as Athletic Bilbao are weighing up a move for our left back.
The Mirror suggest that Real Sociedad right-back Joseba Zaldua is wanted by us and a move could be on the cards and would be all tied into the Carlos Vela deal.
How many right-backs have we been linked to now, I’ve lost count!
Captain Thomas Vermaelen is the subject of an exit storyline today with many newspapers suggesting he’s agreed personal terms with Manchester Utd and will earn £100,000 a week with them, if the two clubs can agree on a transfer fee. Just how much truth is in this story remains to be seen but he and the old badger are best of friends and both players apparently have the same agent…
Selling another Captain to Manchester United is surely a big ‘No No’!
France stormed to a 3-0 victory over ten man Honduras last night, poor old Giroud only got on for ten minutes at the end. Benzema nabbed two of the French goals which will no doubt have added another pound to his value, so if Arsenal really are interested in signing him, best they get a wriggle on.
But with Arsene Wenger confirming Joel Campbell will finally be arriving in London this summer, any hope of signing a striker could be fading.
He will definitely come back to us for pre-season. He is maturing well.
Campbell might be maturing well but just because he scored two goals a couple of days ago in Brazil, it doesn’t mean he’s ready for a season ahead in the Premier League and let’s not forget, he scored just nine goals during his entire season whilst on loan!
We need a striker who will score a lot more goals than that and I hope the club think the same….
And of course, if Vermaelen and Monreal both depart, that’s two more players who will need replacing and our ‘needed’ list is already long….
That’s it for today folks……