The Daily Star has become the new favourite publication according to Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they report that Arsene Wenger seems to have finally gotten a backbone!
According to the Star, Wenger and the Arsenal board have refused to enter into negotiations with Manchester United over the sale of Thomas Vermaelen – unless Nani is added to the mix.
Now as one of our punters points out over a Braziliant beer and burger special, that certainly puts a different slant on any deal and could well see Arsenal and Wenger come out on top.
Given defender Vermaelen has fallen dramatically down the pecking order at the North London club, not to mention the fact that he only has a year left on his current deal, to sell now and get not only cash but Nani in return would be considered a success.
Nani does not seem to have a future at Manchester United, and the majority of our punters think that this sounds like a deal that could work for both parties with Louis van Gaal in dire need of defenders and Nani failing to impress time and time again.
Arsenal fans. Is this a deal that you would consider accepting or is Nani past it? Let us know your thoughts below.