You just couldn’t stop our Arsenal contingent from yapping here in the Football Transfer Tavern this morning with an exclusive from the Daily Star claiming that Arsene Wenger is eyeing up a shock £20 million swoop for Watford striker Troy Deeney this month.
Shock isn’t the word here by the bar with many Gooners asking themselves just why would Wenger shell out nearly double the fee they paid for Olivier Giroud on somebody that surely isn’t even as good as the French international?
While Deeney has mastered the step up into the Premier League admirably this term alongside his partner in crime up top for the Hornets Odion Ighalo, our Arsenal punters were holding out hope for news on the future of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, not Deeney!
Our Arsenal contingent are usually left feeling frustrated in transfer windows but at least this time, it looks as if Wenger is moving to get his work completed early with the signature of FC Basel’s Mohamed Elneny looking imminent at the time of writing.
While the Egyptian international will sure up the Gunners’ central midfield area, they still look light up top given Danny Welbeck’s continued absence and another body is certainly welcome but the mention of Deeney today hasn’t really been taken seriously at all by a large section of the punters.
That said, if Deeney were to surprisingly rock up at Emirates Stadium this month, who could be joining him? Here’s five men who might be following him to North London.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players who could follow Troy Deeney to Arsenal this month.