Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern cannot believe their eyes as the Daily Star seems to think that they are set to beat Manchester United to one of the best midfielders around.
The man in question is William Carvalho who has been impressing for Sporting Lisbon and it seems he is set for a £25.5 million move to England with the Gunners leading the chase for the 22-year-old.
As one of our punters notes over a pint and a burger to ring in the first day back at work since the holidays, we think that Arsene Wenger would certainly repair some of the damage he has done to his reputation in the eyes of fans should he manage to land the Portuguese star who could have a very successful long-term future at the Emirates Stadium.
Given the Gunners are still seriously reliant on Alexis Sanchez, we think that they could do with a player to take some of the pressure off or at the very least, shield the back four and chip in with a couple of goals from midfield.
Arsenal fans. Will Wenger really be able to see this move through or will it fail like so many others before it? Let us know your thoughts below.
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