Given Mikel Arteta will lose four players to the African Cup of Nations in January, we’re not expecting too many Arsenal outgoings when the transfer window opens in the new year.
It’s highly likely that Folarin Balogun will be sent out on loan but the only other standout candidates are Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers, both of whom will be out of contract in the summer.
We like Calum, he seems like a lovely lad, but he’s not getting much football right now and we suspect he’s keen to show potential suitors what he’s made of before he becomes a free agent.
Interestingly, Italian publication Il Corriere dello Sport claims intermediaries have already offered the defender to AS Roma.
We’ve no idea if there’s any truth in the story, which seems to be powered by the Giallorossi’s need to find reinforcements at right-back, but it’s not that far-fetched.
Roma have made a habit of snapping up experienced Premier League stars in recent years with Ashley Cole, Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham making up a select English contingent. They also took Henrikh Mkhitaryan off our hands.
The only downside about a move to the Stadio Olimpico is having to work with that sociopathic little runt Mourinho as he presses the squad-destruct button in advance of his inevitable move to Newcastle.
Pizza and pasta is good. But does it outweigh Portuguese prattishness? Something for Calum to mull over.