First of all, I think that Arsenal should be trying to complete the transfer of a player in the class of Marouane Fellaini of Everton or Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen, but as the Rolling Stones once said, you can’t always get what you want.
Two players who have been mentioned recently in transfer rumours with the Gunners are Gareth Barry from Manchester city and now our former player Mathieu Flamini. The 29-year old Frenchman is seeking a return to the Premier League, as long as it is with a club that will challenge for the title.
“I miss England and I want to win the Premier League,” said Flamini.
He has rejected the offer of a new contract with AC Milan, so is likely to be moving on this summer. The reason he left in the first place is all too familiar with Arsenal fans, he felt that the club was slipping away from being title contenders. He did eventually win a title in 2011, when Milan achieved a cup double, but they have faltered a bit since then.
Flamini spoke about his love for Arsenal when he left and said he would always be a Gunner, so should we take him back? He is three years younger than Barry and knows Wenger and the club, but they say you should never try to recapture former glories.
What do you think, Gooners? Would either of these players be a satisfactory addition if Fellaini and Bender are not coming?