Mischievous forces within the gossip-sphere have suggested that Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul is ready ‘to do a Sol Campbell’ by swapping White Hart Lane for Arsenal on a free transfer.
However, the Frenchman has since dismissed the rumours as poppycock via Twitter, stating: “I can confirm 100 per cent that the rumour about me joining Arsenal is not true!!! #coys.”
Whether or not the Gunners, 1/2 to avoid losing at Evertonian hands for the first time since March 2007 in their next outing, would have wished to acquire him is another matter.
The injury-prone Lilywhite has mustered just 14 starts over the last two campaigns and the Gunners would be far better served contemplating one of our defensive out of contract at the end of this season.
Mateo Musachio, Villarreal
Arsenal aren’t the only side to have been linked with the El Submarino Amarillo stopper this term with Liverpool and Manchester United also rumoured to be keeping an eye on the 23-year-old’s progress.
The Argentine international has been virtually ever-present in La Liga’s sixth-best rearguard this term, a position he has held since making his debut at the tender age of 19 and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Averaging 3.5 interceptions per league outing as it stands, he’s already a formidable reader of the game.
Alex, Paris St-Germain
The former Chelsea man remains the first-choice partner for his countryman Thiago Silva at the heart of the Les Parisiens defence that has shipped a mere 18 league goals this term.
Bringing in an experienced head of the Brazilian’s quality would represent a serious coup for the Gunners and add another proven leader to the dressing room.
Famed for his fiercely-struck free kicks, Alex’s ability to bag direct from dead balls would be a welcome addition at one of the seven Premier League clubs yet to score in such a manner this term.