Arsenal have finally put to bed the ongoing Alexis Sanchez saga, moving on their Chilean to Manchester United, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping to move on and get on with things in the second half of the Premier League season.
The Gunners will be hoping to seal a spot back in the top four and have had a successful week on the field, reaching the League Cup semi-final to give themselves a shot at silverware against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Here in the Tavern, our landlord has been having a good chin wag with some of the Gunners fans this week, and plenty of talk has been about players of yesteryear and who the club have failed to replace over time. One such name who kept being mentioned was Spanish playmaker Cesc Fabregas, who has since enjoyed spells with Barcelona and Chelsea.
However, despite being a top player, our landlord thinks that German youngster Max Meyer could be the ideal replacement for Fabregas, after delivering some consistently excellent displays for Schalke over the last few years.
Meyer is a player of immense quality, and for someone so young – Meyer is still only 22 – he has already racked up a wealth of experience at club level so far, and is highly regarded in his homeland.
While his stats might not measure up in the assist and goals columns to the level he would hope, Meyer still possesses quality in abundance, and would be a real asset in the middle of the park for Arsene Wenger should he fancy sealing a move for the German.
Arsenal fans, what do you think? Good signing? Let us know in the comments!