Arsenal have a received a massive transfer boost over their rivals.
Throughout the course of the last 10 years Arsenal have suffered at the hands of their rivals in the transfer market.
The Gunners have either been unable to match the offers made for players by clubs such as Chelsea and Manchester City, or have had to watch on powerless to stop the likes of Ashley Cole, Samir Nasri, Gaël Clichy and Robin van Persie leave the Emirates Stadium.
However that has all begun to change, with Arsenal now in the position of having the financial firepower to attract some of the game’s biggest names.
As a result, it comes as little surprise to see Bayern Munich’s David Alaba profess his desire to join Arsenal rather than Manchester United.
The Manchester Evening News believe Arsenal were Alaba’s boyhood club, and the player himself would rather move to London than Manchester, a facet that also rules out any potential reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The news will come as a blow to Manchester United, who are looking to rebuild their squad under Jose Mourinho.
However the level of Arsenal’s interest in the Austrian remains unknown. Although the Gunners might be a little light at left back, signing a centre forward remains the priority for now.
Nevertheless, Arsene Wenger will no doubt be alerted to Alaba’s availability.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena