Morning all from garden as I take in a few minutes of fresh Essex air ahead of a few days off!
As expected, all the noise around Arsenal is players leaving.
On Saturday it was confirmed Nuno Tavares was off to Marseille on loan. This was quickly followed by the announcement of Folarin Balogun being set to join French club Reims.
It will be a good move for the (not so) youngster as he will get first team football at a lower level in France.
Arsenal will be keeping an eye on his development as well as the performances of Eddie Nketiah. You feel there is only room at the club for one of these in 12 months time.
Also with one foot out of the door is Bernd Leno.
The German keeper has been patient and respectful over the last year despite losing his starting spot.
Some have complained that Leno to Matt Turner is a big step down for second choice keepers, and it is. But then Leno was never really a second choice keeper.
Still only 30, he has played nearly 500 senior games for club and country with his last cap coming in 2021. I really do wish him well.
The last exit reported yesterday was Lucas Torreira who seems off to Galatasaray. I am just glad he is gone.
He has clearly had no intention of playing for us and we had no intention of playing him. I hope he rebuilds his career somewhere.
Leno and Torreira’s departures will be the last of those players signed by Sven Mislintat.
I have a blog written for later in this week (written some months ago) about the disaster of Mislintat and the money he wasted.
We are moving so much better in the transfer market now and we need to start putting more respect on Edu and his team.
I wouldn’t be surprised if another couple of departures are confirmed this week.
Enjoy your Tuesday.