Arsenal have now spent around £90m in the transfer window this summer following the double-signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi. Both deals not yet official but we all know it is only a matter of when and not IF.
Both deals are expected to be announced in next couple of days, and most of our fans believe that our transfer business is done this summer.
However, there have been murmurs going around on the social media that we have cash in the bank for a possible elite signing if an opportunity presents itself. Famous Arsenal ITK GeoffArsenal today claimed that we have up to £70m saved up for the special signing. Now, what gave more credibility to his claims was that reliable BBC journalist David Ornstein agreed with him and claimed that if Wenger finds the right man, then money is available for him to spend.
It is more than likely that we are saving up our money to spend on a world-class striker in the future. But is it possible that Wenger might have one more surprise up his sleeve for us this summer?
The French manager today, in his press conference, hinted that next three days are going to be really busy in the transfer market, and we should be on alert.
“It was a strange transfer market,” he said. “I expected it to be easier than ever, but it was more difficult than ever.
“Not a lot has happened. It looks like when you meet other clubs, and you have an English passport, you hit these prices which are very difficult to understand compared to the quality of the players.
“It looks like it will be frenetic for me in the last three days. Everybody has sat on their pounds until now. We know they will all splash out now.
“I expect the next three days to be very, very busy, so be on alert!”
Now, is he hinting at the impending arrivals of Perez and Mustafi or there might be another arrival at Colney in the coming days?
According to the latest rumours on Twitter, there is a speculation going around that a couple of first-team players might depart us in the coming days. I am putting two and two together here, but one cannot rule out that one of the departing players might be Theo Walcott.
Walcott has clearly failed to live up to the expectations in the last couple of years and has already been linked with an exit this summer. If another English club come knocking on our door with good money, it wouldn’t surprise if we let the 27-year-old leave this summer.
Walcott’s departure might also explain the recent rumours which have suggested that we are interested in Real Madrid star James Rodriguez. Spanish sources such as Futbol.as and Mundo Deportivo have suggested that we are competing with Chelsea for the services of the Colombian international.