The big news of the day is the transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction. With both sets of fans weighing in on their clubs' dealings, pundit Eamon Dunphy has inevitably given his two cents on proceedings.
Speaking on RTÉ 2FM's Game On show Dunphy claimed that Arsenal have got the raw end of the stick with the switch saying that the Armenian midfielder does not "have the fortitude for the Premier League".
Conversely, the RTÉ pundit gave a glowing review of United's capture of Chilean captain Sanchez:
Manchester United have signed a seriously good player who could be a game changer. He is the best player to sign for Manchester United since the Ferguson era by a mile. He is a match-winner, he's a leader, he's got guts, he won't be intimidated by Old Trafford which some players who go there are, he's captain of Chile. I think it's a big, big deal for Manchester United and a good deal.
When speaking about the reported wages for the 29-year-old Sanchez, Dunphy insisted that it was still good business given the qualities of the former Barcelona man:
The wages... maybe £500-600k a week will strike people as excessive and that's probably why City didn't go for him. You have to remember that they are getting a really top class player and they are getting rid of a guy who doesn't have the guts or fortitude for the Premier League.
Dunphy also had a typically disparaging statement to emasculate Arsenal's new signing:
I think Mkhitaryan is a talented player but the last thing Arsenal needed was a mini-Ozil and that's what they've got.
A mini-Ozil... Irrespective of Dunphy's views on the former Dortmund man, both United and Arsenal will be glad to get two unhappy players off of their respective books.
For those of you planning on getting a new jersey in the wake of these signings, Sanchez will wear the famous number seven shirt for United while Mkhitaryan will most probably take the vacant seven jersey left in the Chilean's absence.