There has been a lot of speculation lately that Juan Mata of Valencia is on his way to the Emirates. The fee being reported is anywhere between £13 million and £17.5 million, though The Mirror in particular is reporting a £15 million fee.
Although the president of Valencia, Manuel Llorente, said there have been no bids for Mata as of July 25 (and nothing has been publicly said on the matter since then), it still gives Arsenal fans something to think about. Mata is a world-class player and someone who would really add something to the Arsenal lineup.
I really do hope a deal for him materialises, because I've been following Mata closely over the past few years. He would boost the Arsenal team immensely. Let's pray the media is actually right for a change.
This slideshow gives five reasons why Mata would be a perfect signing for the Gunners.