Our resident Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern have recently been talking about how clashes with Manchester United seem to have gone soft but the same can’t be said about fixtures with Chelsea.
You feel this London rivalry is growing in nastiness by the day with Jose Mourinho still finding enough times in the season to taunt Arsene Wenger while Gunners fans grow sick to their stomach with Chelsea’s different ways of winding up their North London rivals with Cesc Fabregas in toe too.
As far as this summer’s transfer window goes, while Arsenal and Chelsea may be rivals both on and off the field, they haven’t so frequently been linked with the same transfer targets.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Petr Cech and Jackson Martinez while Chelsea have been linked with finishing touch-type signings such as Moussa Sissoko, Felipe Anderson and Toby Alderweireld.
Nevertheless, with the tabloids trying their very best to link as many players with England’s elite clubs throughout the duration of the summer, we’ve managed to whittle down a list of transfer targets to a total of five who both the Gunners and Blues might be fighting over this summer.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players Arsenal and Chelsea will fight over this summer.