Good day Arsenal fans, we hope you’re enjoying ‘the hottest day of the year’ - as claimed by GiveMeSport’s Peter South.
With the sun high in the sky and football-related gossip flowing like summer wine it’s only fair that we do the legwork and find the most interesting information doing the rounds today.
It’s okay, we’re more than happy to toil away in a Central London office in order to supply you Arsenal fans with the nourishment that is part and parcel of being a Gunners fan. Here are today’s biggest stories…
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Cazorla's double bonus
Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of players ahead of this summer’s transfer window, but there’s one or two names that are particularly popular when it comes to association.
Arturo Vidal and Gonzalo Higuain have found themselves repeatedly mentioned with regards to moves to the Emirates Stadium and they can take heart from the fact there’s an Arsenal player who has confirmed he wants them to join.
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Well, not exactly, but midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed he believes Vidal would add something to the team and wishes Higuain the best of luck if he joins this summer. Let’s face it, neither man is too shabby, although they will both cost a pretty penny.
With Arsene Wenger having proven that he is prepared to splash the cash if the player in question is one he truly desires - see Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez - the old rule of thumb that saw the Frenchman’s thrifty reputation used as a reason not to expect big business from Arsenal can no longer be used. Time to get excited.
Wilshere's City rumour?
In other news fairly outrageous reports this morning are linking Jack Wilshere with a move to Manchester City. Yes, it seems even a £40,000-a-week fine for misconduct isn’t enough to quell interest in his signature. We’ll let you make your own minds up with that one.
Fresh from his impressive brace for England against Slovenia, Wilshere has found himself in the headlines for differing reasons of late. Is he going to remain there whilst City make their decision either way?
Meanwhile the misery continues to be heaped on Wojciech Szczesny, who might well have already lost his place in the Arsenal side if rumours that Petr Cech is about to sign for Wenger are proven to be on point.
Footage has emerged from camp Poland - for whom Szczesny obviously plays - showing him nutmegged not once, but twice! Someone cut that man a break, he needs it.