One of the great things about the World Cup is that it gives you the opportunity to take a look at players your club has been linked with. Sometimes they wind up being a little bit of a disappointment, but other times, they’re better than you possibly could’ve imagined. Still, it means absolutely nothing, because how they perform for their country can often differ in how they compete on a domestic level.
While the focus of the football world is on Russia right now for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there have actually been quite a few interesting developments back home in North London. In fact, one Argentine in particular who is currently taking part in the tournament could be an Arsenal player by the time he flies home. No, guys, get your head out of the clouds – we aren’t referring to Lionel Messi.
It is fair to say Arsenal fans were disappointed by the outcome of January transfer deadline day, despite seeing experienced midfielder Kim Kallstrom join the club on loan from Spartak Moscow. The Gunners opted against adding another forward to the ranks, but some of the deadline day deals are enough to suggest Arsene Wenger could have made several great signings at bargain prices.