Since Arsene Wenger has admitted he is in the hunt for a striker we have been linked with almost every single forward in the world of football.
From Carlton Cole to Louis Saha, you name them, we've been linked to them. Le Grove talk of two more names you can add to the list.
A striker is definitely needed. Let's be honest, Robin van Persie is out for the season, Bendtner is struggling, Eduardo (the poor little sod) will probably continue to get niggles, Arshavin can't continue up top for the entire rest of the season, Walcott isn't trusted there yet and Vela is still developing.
Whilst we need a forward I'd argue that we could do with another player to add some more depth to an already talented squad.
The player I had in mind could cover a variety of positions, already plays in the Premiership, could be available, is talented, admired by Wenger and has been linked with us for several years already.
The Belgian international can play in the defensive midfield role, full-back and centre back.
Whilst Alex Song is at the African Cup of Nations, Denilson will probably fill the void left by the him in the holding role of Arsenal's midfield. I have no qualms with that really but I do worry if Gallas or Vermaelen were to suffer an injury. Or even Denilson.
Wenger loves a player who can give variety to the side and with Kompany able to that he could be a good addition to the squad. He could easily slot into defence or midfield comfortably allowing Wenger the chance to rest players like Gallas, Vermaelen, Sagna or even Denilson.
Kompany has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City, especially in midfield. He has the likes of De Jong, Ireland and Barry ahead of him there and with the new arrival of Roberto Mancini at the club who knows what the future holds for him.
It's also believed that Mancini is keen to bring Patrick Vieira to Manchester. If that is the case then surely Kompany will fall even further down in the Italian manager's thoughts. It seems that Kompany quite likes Mancini (going by this interview) and has done a job in defence for him but when the likes of Lescott return from injury, things may not seem so rosy.
Wenger has said that it would be difficult to buy players from Manchester City but maybe players on the fringes of the first team wouldn't be so hard to sign. I'd put Kompany in that category at City. Hardly the players fault, more down to the fact that City are intent on buying big names and want to become the new 'Galaticos'.
A big plus would be his availability in the Champions League. That is not the most important thing in Arsene Wenger's mind but nevertheless it gives the transfer an even more glamorous look.
In the past Arsene Wenger has admitted an interest in Kompany but the time was never right to bring him to Arsenal. Maybe the time could be right now?
Alex Song has been one of our best players this season and has come on leaps and bounds but who knows what type of condition he will be in when he gets back from Africa. It may take a few weeks for him to recover from what will be an exhausting tournament. He may come back as fresh as a daisy but what is clear is that he has played an awful lot of games this campaign and he could suffer from burn-out. Kompany can allow Wenger to rotate the squad, especially in midfield.
The Belgian signed a new contract at Manchester City in October 2009 but these days contracts aren't really worth the paper they are written on. If a player fancies a move, then nine times out of ten he will get one as Arsenal have found out in recent years.
Who knows whether Kompany is on Wenger's radar? He has been in the past, that is for certain, but I don't think that Le Boss is really considering signing anything other than a striker at the moment.
I think that is a shame because someone like Vincent Kompany could really thrive at Arsenal and it would give Arsenal a lot more squad depth in our pursuit for all three trophies. I'm also confident that Kompany, given the chance, would move to Arsenal.
You never know though with Arsene! He could be working on a transfer as we speak.
Keep it Goonerish...............