The Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern have been in a buoyant mood ever since club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette was announced earlier this month, and their spirits were raised further when the Frenchman bagged his first goal in a Gunners shirt in their opening game of the pre-season this week.
Their smiles, however, could yet widen still after it was reported that manager Arsene Wenger is looking to land a shock summer signing.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, the Gunners boss is looking into a swap deal which would see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain make a move to Premier League champions Chelsea and industrious midfielder Nemanja Matic come the other way.
While many resident Gooners here in the bar would like to see the Ox stay put this summer, they can’t deny a player of Matic’s influence is exactly what their midfield in crying out for.
Furthermore, with the Serbian having been linked with a Manchester United reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho, Wenger landing the deal would only make it sweeter for the fans in the Tavern.
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