While the Arsenal and Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern will argue about the weather if given the slightest chance, the two sections of punters in tonight may be well advised to console each other.
Clearly, that’s unlikely at best, though there may be reason to be over the next few months.
According to German publication Bild (via the Sun), the capital counterparts are both set to miss out on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.
One of the most potent attackers on the continent, the Armenian international scored 18 goals and recorded a further 20 assists in the season just gone.
However, the Bundesliga giants are reportedly loathe to lose another top star having seen Mats Hummels join arch rivals Bayern Munich already.
It is thought they will try and resist all attempts to lure the former Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker away from Signal Iduna Park.
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