This weekend has seen the media conjure up talk of an imminent arrival, a plausible signing, a shocking return, and a welcomed exit.
We start with the ongoing Olivier Giroud story and yes it does look as if he will be an Arsenal player come the start of next season after even Arsene Wenger said that a deal was near enough done.
The player was reported to have simply Tweeted the word “Gunner” yesterday, although it is unsure as to whether or not that is a genuine account for the French international.
But apparently, the Ligue 1 top scorer is set sign a five-year deal if he successfully completes a medical on Monday, following France’s exit from Euro 2012.
France Football claims that he was close to signing for Chelsea but was ‘seduced’ by Wenger who also fought off interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton.
Well done boss.
Another rumour that refuses to go away is Yann M’Vila joining the Gunners.
In my eyes, this has the potential to rumble on for some time. Rennes want a lot of money, more than what Arsenal are willing to offer but the player is keen on a move to the Emirates.
The player himself is quoted as saying: “I want to go to Arsenal. I know that they are interested in me and I’m interested in them. We’ll see how things evolve.”
Pretty straight to the point isn’t he. Looks like it could be potentially the ongoing saga of the summer.
Elsewhere, Mathieu Flamini was released by AC Milan at the end of the season and had been linked with a return to North London.
He played at Arsenal for four years from 2004 before moving to the San Siro on a free, a move which few Gunners fans have forgiven him for.
Reports in Italy claim that it is looking likely that he will move to the capital, however the capital they refer to is Rome, with Roma supposedly the destination for the Frenchman.
And finally, Arsenal’s returning Dane Nicklas Bendtner could be set for a move to Spain.
After spending last year on loan at Sunderland, the striker is subject of interest from Malaga after the Black Cats decided against making his loan spell permanent.