Our Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping more big names follow suit after in the summer a great winter window in terms of signings.
Arsene Wenger brought in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and signed Mesut Ozil up to a new lucrative long-term contract. All this has got the Gunners in the bar very excited for the future, especially after that Everton thumping when we saw what Arsenal could be in the future.
With the new signings and their bumper wage packages comes the existing players in the squad who now want to be upping their weekly wages to go in-line with the big earners at the Emirates.
However, our barman believes reported efforts to tie in-form Aaron Ramsey down should be shelved and Wenger should be looking for alternatives already in the summer. Our landlord agrees with this statement and takes a look at two potential midfield playmakers that could be an upgrade on the Welshman…