In terms of inward transfers, it’s been a disturbingly quiet off-season at Arsenal, barring the Luis Suarez transfer saga, with Arsene Wenger unwilling to spill the beans on who he does or doesn’t consider a viable transfer target.
But whenever there is a lack of solid information on any issue, football or otherwise, the vacuum in the British press is filled up by guess-work, hypothesising, speculation and theories that can be described as ‘factually misguided’ at best.
There is perhaps no industry however, that thrives on chaos, confusion and the limit of official fact more than the transfer racket. It’s an area of journalism where anything from a controversial hashtag at the end of a tweet to a sub-par performance on a rainy night in Stoke can trigger a wealth of speculation, allegations, and most importantly, transfer rumours, about any particular player.
Just to prove it’s all a load of nonsense, here’s FIVE wild rumours involving the Gunners that cross the line between fact and fiction so far that fact becomes a lonely cloud on the horizon.