DONE DEAL – £28.5m Arsenal Target Signs, To Wear Jersey Number 7

Arsenal have lost out on one of their major transfer target Geoffrey Kondogbia. Just few days ago news emerged that Arsenal are trying to sign the high rated AS Monaco star. Some reports even claimed Wenger personally spoke to the player with a view to bringing him to Arsenal.

However, Inter Milan have announced they have signed the player. The Italian seems to have beaten Arsenal to the player due to the amount of money involved and not because the player rejected Arsenal. The player will be wearing the number seven shirt for Milan.

Arsenal are much more luctrative than Inter Milan and play in a much more better and attractive league than the Serie A. If it is not money that is the problem, could it be that Wenger feels he has a chance of signing someone better than the Frenchman? Maybe Morgan Scheridelin? Maybe William Carlvaho?

Only time will time. However, Wenger will be shooting himself on the foot if the transfer window closes and Arsenal still only have Francis Coquelin as the only defensive midfielder at the club – never mind the presence of Arteta and Flamini.