Arsenal fans cannot wait to hear the latest news coming out of Metro and after hearing they have moved ahead of Manchester United to sign a £32 million-rated defender, we cannot blame them.
According to the publication, the Gunners are set to steal a march on United when it comes to Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, who both sides have been tracking for some time now.
As our regulars note over by the pool table, both sides have serious issues at the back and landing such an accomplished and highly-rated defender – plus one who is only 25-years-old, would be a massive coup for either side.
Some shock is expressed by our regulars after hearing that United are set to miss out but as our landlord explains, the Red Devils are looking at other targets currently and Arsenal are keen to get a £32 million bid tabled to secure their man.
For once, Arsene Wenger actually seems to be moving quickly for a player and might even beat one of his rival sides to a signing!
Given Wenger seems set to miss out on landing Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira, that is probably a good thing!
Arsenal fans. Do you think that Wenger will actually manage to land Hummels this January or is this just paper talk that will ultimately come to nothing? Let us know your thoughts below.