If there really is truth to this latest Arsenal transfer rumour then it shows us fans a few things. One is that Arsene Wenger has no problems in continuing to spend the big money on the sort of transfer deals that we had not seen for years before the stunning signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
Because £25 million for a defender would represent another break from tradition for the Arsenal boss and that is what a Metro report claims that we will pay Madrid for another of their stars Fabio Coentrao in the summer.
Another thing this will show the fans is that Wenger is really serious about his defence, which many have blamed for a lot of the club’s struggles this season. And finally it will show that the Frenchman is not entirely happy with one of his current left backs, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal.