Would Cristiano Ronaldo ever consider a move to Arsenal?
Three weeks ago talking to an Arsenal fan was an uncomfortable experience, with Gooners in angry moods after seeing their transfer-less club crash 3-1 at home to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season.
Suddenly, anything seems possible and the sky is the limit. How did it all change?
With the release of more than £40 million from their transfer funds, just like magic - superstar Mesut Ozil arrived.
It has left fans and pundits wondering, what could be next.
One uber-confident Gooner, Piers Morgan, seized on Cristiano Ronaldo's comments earlier today, and urged him to join his former clubmate at the Emirates.
Ronaldo was unhappy at Ozil's departure, stating: "The sale of Ozil is bad news for me. He was the player who best knew my moves in front of goal. I’m angry about Ozil leaving."
Such a message sums up the positive mood at Arsenal right now, suddenly believing anybody is within reach.
When players like Gonzalo Higuain and Luiz Gustavo elected to move elsewhere, there was a worry that Arsenal - who have not competed for the Premier League title for more than two seasons now, were no longer an attractive destination for Europe's top players.
These doubts can no longer be held. Ozil's arrival changes everything. He is the key player, who can attract others to the club in the future.
A top striker to accompany Olivier Giroud is surely incoming in one of the next two transfer windows.
Cristiano Ronaldo... well never say never. After all, who really believed Mesut Ozil was possible with 48 hours to go?
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