This latest Arsenal transfer rumour may well make the long suffering Arsenal fans feel angry, frustrated or exasperated but I very much doubt that it will surprise many of us to hear that Arsene Wenger and his scouting and transfer team are looking at a not very well known youngster who is set to be available on a free transfer in the summer.
The player in question is the 20-year old Rolando Aarons, a promising midfielder who is currently on the books of Premier League Newcastle United. According to a Metro report he has not yet agreed a new contract with his current club and the report says that Aarons is being tipped to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Aarons is an attack mined player with good pace and technical ability and with Arsenal transfer rumours talking about the possible exit of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain I guess he would be a direct replacement for the Ox. But he has also had problems with injury and is not yet a regular for the struggling Magpies so I am not exactly buzzing about him coming to Arsenal.
And on the same day that The Sun is reporting that the Gunners have cash reserves of more than £150 million in the bank, this underwhelming story of the free transfer of Aarons will have most Gooners, like me, shaking their heads. Not in disbelief but in disappointment and despair.
Just what will it take for Wenger and Arsenal to realise that we cannot compete with the top clubs around Europe if we never spend big money in the transfer market?