The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern had been buoyant heading into the weekend, but they are markedly more quiet at the moment. There’s a very good reason for that, of course, given that Arsene Wenger’s men happened to lose the North London derby on Saturday, with the Gunners’ top four hopes now hanging by a thread.
Indeed, whilst optimism was high heading into the game, those hopes and dreams have well and truly been crushed now.
Fortunately, though, a recent report from the Daily Star is likely to generate a little bit of happiness amongst the Emirates faithful. According to the Daily Star, Wenger is making moves to try and sign Max Meyer at the end of the season, with the Schalke star’s contract set to expire in the summer.
Currently rated at £14.4 million by Transfer Markt, a move for Meyer would represent a bargain for the Gunners – owing to his current contractual status. He’d be available on a free come the summer, making this a move that carries little risk for Arsenal.
A number 10 by trade, Meyer is an expert passer of the ball, whilst his technical brilliance is eerily reminiscent of Mesut Ozil, albeit at a lower level.
Meyer has had a tough season, having yet to register a goal or an assist, but his talent is clear for all to see.
At 22-years-old, he’s only going to get better, and Wenger really has nothing to lose. He could be the perfect Ozil successor in the heart of the midfield.
A move won’t be easy, but trying to secure a deal makes sense.
Arsenal fans – thoughts?
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