“If Inter Milan are reportedly lining up a £45m bid for Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal, why don’t Arsenal follow suit.

“One way to stop this Alexis Sanchez transfer saga would be to sign one of his international team-mates, and Vidal is something special. He’s not only got skill, but he has a phenomenal work rate too. Vidal would be an amazing signing and cheap at the price at anything less than £50m.”

So there we are.  Do you detect that this summer the bloggettas and their friends down the pub are getting just a bit weary a bit early and as a result a bit less inventive.   In fact are we facing a major

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