Gael Clichy is obviously on his way out. His contract negotiations have broken down and with a year left Arsenal are keen to avoid a Bosman. He's been mentioned before as a sweetener to a rumoured Karim Benzema transfer. But this is the first concrete offer and it comes from a rival Premiership side.
Without a sugar daddy to bankroll Arsenal, Wenger has to add to his transfer kitty by offloading players and this would be a good start. £5m is about right.
Arseblog has an Eden Hazard item in his new feature. Apparently, we've made contact with the Belgian whizkid. We would love to see Hazard at Arsenal just for his name. Almost as good as Steed Malbranque. Riding a rutting steed can be a hazard to your health and ego.
In fact, Arsenal should people their squad with newsworthy names like Bent, Speed, Pound, Blank, Crapp-Pants, Bottle, WTF, Happënd, Pisov, Beuy Van Cleue, Flappyhandski (I forget he's already there). Arsenal in attacking bent of mind pound Newcastle but WTF Happënd crap pants in the second half as Arsene throws another bottle.