The latest player linked with a move to Arsenal is Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez amid reports that an unnamed club put in a £71m bid.

The Gunners are reportedly favourites to land the Colombian since Riyad Mahrez ‘snubbed’ us (lol) and our interest in Julian Draxler appears to be short-lived… or non-existent right now.

Firstly, there’s isn’t any proof that we’re interested in Rodriguez or his teammate Isco, who the media are also linking us with since the La Liga giants seem eager to get rid of both.

Secondly, we don’t even know if a £71m bid was submitted full-stop, let alone by us. It’s pure speculation and I highly doubt that we’d bid that much right off the bat considering how much we’re said to dithering over £40m for Alexandre Lacazette.

Are Arsenal actually favourites to sign Rodriguez?

No.

He’s 16/1 to sign for Arsenal. In fact, he’s more likely to go to PSG (11/10), Manchester United (3/1), Chelsea (12/1) or Manchester City (12/1) according to the bookies. So I’m not sure what certain media outlets are trying to say but Arsenal are definitely not favourites to sign him.

There you have it people: we’re not signing James Rodriguez.

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