There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours lately linking the Gunners with many ready-made stars, but there is a far more likely “typical Wenger signing” rumour going around that says that Arsenal are set to make an offer for a young English player by the name of Nick Powell.
The 17 year-old attacking midfielder is an England youth international and is currently plying his trade at lowly Crewe Alexander in League Two, but it seems that scouts from Arsenal have been watching him all season and are expected to make a serious bid this month.
The Crewe manager Dario Gradi recently admitted that he had turned down an offer from Arsenal during the summer, but if the Gunners came in with a massive offer this time around they would find it hard to turn down, especially as Powell is only on a schoolboy contract at the moment.
Powell is certainly not an unknown as such, as he has already scored five goals in 17 appearances for the England U17 side, and is hotly tipped as a star of the future.
Given Wenger’s previous record this is one bit of Arsenal transfer news that could actually be true!