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Since the Wenger that scrimped and saved due to the financial restraints brought about by the club’s self-funded move to the Emirates Stadium has shed his frugal skin, literally anything could happen this window with regards to Arsenal in the transfer market. Let’s crack on, shall we?
Ramsey the dreamer
He’s already got the likes of Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla playing alongside him, but Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has revealed his dream partner in the centre of midfield doesn’t play for the Gunners.
In fact he doesn’t even play football at all anymore full stop, and hasn’t done properly since an infamous headbutt in the World Cup final in 2006.
Of course we’re talking about Zinedine Zidane, who Ramsey chose as the perfect man to partner him in midfield if he could pick any candidate past or present. The Wales international gets a solid 0/100 for originality, but if there’s anyone clearly better who ever graced the game we’ve yet to see his YouTube reel.
"I’d have to say Zidane," Ramsey said.
"For me, some of the things that he did were sublime and he made the game look so easy."
Is there a chance Zinedine will be tempted out of retirement to join Wenger’s chance? Of course not! But that didn’t stop you reading this far, did it.
Higuain bid rejected
In other news the Gunners have submitted a club record £43.3million bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, if reports in Italy are to be believed. The Argentina international is prolific in Serie A and his future has come into question lately.
Napoli chief Antonio De Laurentiis however has already told Wenger he’ll need more than £43m, as per the same report, in a swift rejection that might have the Frenchman reconsidering just how much he wants a new striker.
There’s sure to be other options available at a cheaper price, although as far as making a statement goes Higuain’s one of the best there is.
Lampard on Cech
Last but not least Frank Lampard has tipped Arsenal to be serious Premier League contenders next year thanks to their purchase of Petr Cech.
Despite Jose Mourinho’s best efforts Wenger was able to land the 33-year-old early doors. We don’t know whether it’s turned the Gunners into champions elect, but it’s certainly a start.