Arsenal fans were expecting big signings this summer, so imagine the air of disappointment coming from their corner of the Transfer Tavern this evening following reports linking them with Michael Carrick.
According to TransferMarketWeb.com, the 34-year old is of interest to Gunners chief Arsene Wenger as his contract with Manchester United winds down.
Due to become a free agent at the end of the season, the England international is said to currently be left in a state of limbo by the Red Devils as to whether he will be offered a new deal or not.
He’s been a mainstay of their midfield for almost a decade now, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.
Now, it is claimed Wenger will attempt to lure the former West Ham youngster back to North London this summer as part of his transfer plans.
Skipper Mikel Arteta is reportedly set to retire, while Mathieu Flamini is out of contract himself at the end of the season – potentially opening up some room in the middle of the park.
The Hammers are also said to be eyeing the Geordie pass master as they plot substantial additions to their squad ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium.
Underwhelmed, Arsenal fans? Or an astute addition to the ranks?