As the countdown to the season draws ever closer, so too does the timeframe in what has been another mediocre transfer window for the Gunners.
But that could all be about to change after a vital part of Antoine Griezmann’s contract was revealed earlier this week that has Arsenal fans on the edge of their seats.
The report comes from The Sun, who state Atletico Madrid included a release clause of £85.5million in the contract the 25-year-old recently signed at the start of the summer.
Griezmann put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at the La Liga side back in June, but recent reports suggest his services are still available if clubs are willing to cough up the money.
I never thought I’d be writing this, but £85million is considered to be the norm for a player of Griezmann’s rarity and when compared to the Paul Pogba deal it’s slightly justified.
Arsenal have been linked as one of the clubs that have admired the French international for a very long time, and it’s believed the striker is keen to one day play in the Premier League.
He’s fresh from picking up the Golden Boot at this summer’s Euro’s after bagging six goals whilst playing alongside his striker partner and current Gunner, Olivier Giroud.
If a move was to happen then you’d think Griezmann would have wanted out of Diego Simeone’s side at the end of last season, but if a side come in with enough money they could secure the forward for a very long time.
Money talks in this modern era of football and contracts are becoming irrelevant, if the player wants the move then nine times out of ten he’ll get his way.
We’re seeing a similar story with Alexandre Lacazette, and since Lyon reportedly quoted a £60million price tag that deal has gone stale. However, if Wenger is considering paying that money for Lacazette, surely he’s got to fancy having a go for Griezmann?
Who should Wenger bring in at centre forward? Let us know by commenting below!