Arsene Wenger, clearly buoyed by his playground superstars and their bravura performance against the doddering duffers at the San Siro – is plumbing even further to find young starlets he can mould. Arsene is scouring the world like a crazed Hollywood agent, the latest young sprite to show the requisite talent is 12 (yes, t-w-e-l-v-e) year-old Ryan Gates, who has hit the back of the net 95 times for Havant and Waterlooville Under-12s this season.
It looks like Arsene will blaze in with the glitz and glamour of the bright lights and the big city and bag wide eyed Ryan from under the noses of fellow admirers Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton.
Elsewhere in slightly less mind-blowing Gooner transfer news:
Arsenal and Man Utd were both having a hearty sniff around top transfer totty, Lyon striker Karim Benzema but he has stuck two fingers up at them and will sign a new contract with the French club. (The Sun)
Juventus are glancing coquettishly at Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy, and may ask him for a dance. (Daily Mail)
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has followed on from where Arsene’s knee jerk reaction to Taylor’s tackle left off by claiming that players found guilty of reckless horror tackles should be banned for life. (The Times)
And last but not least…Arsene has shrugged off claims from Arsenal old-boy David Bentley that little Theo Walcott will have to leave the Emirates in order to progress as a player. (Various)