Transfer bid proves Arsenal are serious about striker transfer

So far during the January window there have been a number of Arsenal transfer rumours and most of them have linked the club with either a midfielder or a forward. Arsene Wenger has already admitted that Arsenal are hoping to sign the Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basel but he has been pretty evasive about his plans for a striker.

But if the Evening Standard report is right then the Frenchman is about to show his cards by making a transfer offer of £13.4 million for the Celta Vigo and Spain striker Nolito. This would not be a speculative or opening offer either, because it is the amount of the release clause in the player’s contract.

Arsenal close in on STUNNING Spanish striker transfer

If Arsenal do try to complete the transfer of this talented and prolific striker in the January transfer window, but are beaten to it by one of the other big clubs said to be keen, such as La Liga and Champions Leagie holders Barcelona, then Arsenal fans will not have a lot to complain about.

But if Arsene Wenger comes out with the tired old phrase about there not being any players available and that he is working 24 hours a day in vain to find anyone, then we will be perfectly within our rights to have a good old moan and break out the ‘spend some f**ckin money’ banners.