If there’s any journalist respected by Arsenal fans, it is BBC’s David Ornstein. It is not because he is an Arsenal fan – as a matter of fact, we may never know. It is rather because of his reliability. David is not one to jump with the bandwagon. He earned his legendary status by confirming or debunking stories.

It is no mean feat that he is crowned ‘The Oracle of Arsenal Transfers’. When David speaks, other journalists keep shut. As a matter of fact, when speaks, Arsenal fans pay attention.

This is why Arsenal fans need to calm down a bit with their excitement concerning the potential signing of Barcelona’s defender, Samuel Umtiti.

The French International has been rumoured to be the next big name coming to the Emirates after Nicolas Pepe whose announcement is imminent. Ornstein who appeared on BBC 5 Live radio on Tuesday night to discuss the latest transfer news swirling around the Emirates Stadium has however put doubt about the authenticity of the story.

‘Names like Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona have been linked.’ he said. ‘I [however] don’t know if that’s credible, I don’t have any information on who they might be going for,’ he concluded.

That might just be that on the story. Fingers crossed as to what Arsenal will do about the defence before the transfer window closes next Thursday.

This season, Arsenal have so far signed 3 players with Nicolas Pepe announcement pending.