By all accounts Phil Jones is expected to sign for Manchester United after snubbing Arsenal. This despite having a cup of tea and a personal chat with Arsene Wenger.
Well, sometimes that's the way the cookie crumbles I suppose!
Don't get me wrong, its gutting that one of our targets has opted to move elsewhere but at least it shows that Wenger is actually acting on signing players.
We signed Carl Jenkinson earlier (I know he isn't the major player we wanted) so the gaffer is definitely cracking on with his dealings.
Of course there are people who will say its another 'nearly' purchase and I understand that completely but its promising to see.
Since the end of last season I have said that this summer will be an exciting one for Gooners and I stick by that.
I have no inside information nor do I possess a crystal ball but I truly believe that Arsene Wenger will revert to the Arsene Wenger of old where he wasn't afraid to spend a few quid.
In my opinion I think this the end of era for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger Mk3 is over. The five-year plan since the new stadia was built is finished and will be ripped up.
2011/2012 will see Arsenal Wenger Mk4. A new direction (not the boy-band) and I'm excited.
If, by 01/09/2011, I am wrong and still Gooners aren't satisfied, I will hold my hands up and admit it, I just hope that others will too.
Keep It Goonerish.......