The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are not feeling very confident about the rest of the season…
Chelsea outplayed the Gunners on Saturday afternoon, with a 3-1 defeat serving as somewhat of a microcosm of Arsenal’s season so far.
Whilst they have looked good in parts, Arsenal have undoubtedly been off the pace this season – as indicated by the 12 point gap currently separating them and the Premier League leaders.
For the Gunners in the Transfer Tavern, the main problem with Arsenal so far this year boils down to individual performances, with a number of players simply not playing well enough. The likes of Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil have been mentioned lately, but Petr Cech, a goalkeeper that has so often been reliable in his career, is the man that many are blaming.
After all, the Czech shot-stopper was at fault as Cesc Fabregas scored against the Gunners over the weekend – with many now hoping that he will be replaced over the summer.
This is something that, seemingly, Arsene Wenger agrees with too, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Arsenal are eyeing a move for Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has found himself on loan at Torino this season.
Thrust out of the first team picture at Man City by Pep Guardiola, Hart is inevitably going to be looking for a permanent move away next summer – and it would appear as though Wenger is keen to make a move.
Any deal for the £15m-rated goalkeeper will not be easy though, with Liverpool also reportedly keeping tabs on Hart.
Whilst Hart struggled during his last year in England, the veteran goalkeeper has impressed whilst in Serie A. He has made 22 appearances in all competitions in Italy so far, meaning that he will be raring to go should a Premier League side, like Arsenal, come in for him next year.
See some of his best moments in a Torino shirt below…
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