£69 million Arsenal signing to solve big problems, Spaniard arrives in London ahead of Gunners move?,
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Arsenal need to spend some serious money and try to bring in Kalidou Koulibaly during the January transfer window.
Look despite all the transfer speculation and rumours over the summer window that Emery was going to be backed in his chase to land some world class signings, The Gunners once again wasted their money on signing players that are the future, and that are past their best.
And inability to spend the big money on leader-type-players has started to cost the side dearly in the early stages of the season, as Granit Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following the incident in the 2-2 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace last month.
But there have been calls in the media for Arsenal to go out and spend some serious money on players that will come in and make an impact on the side, send a statement to the rest of the Premier League, and be a leader, someone like Koulibaly.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining Chelsea and Arsenal in the chase for the defenders signature.
He is valued at around £150 million, but there have been some reports in Italy which have claimed that the Italian giants may in fact be willing to let the powerhouse defender leave for just £69 million in the January transfer window, in order to balance their books and bring in a number of players to help improve their side.
And according to the ATHLETIC, the next Arsenal boss will be hoping to get the funds he needs to help improve this back-line at the Emirates and in the process, save his job at the Emirates as his future hangs in the balance.
Arsenal target Marcelino has flown into London, amid talks that the Gunners are keen to wrap up a deal.
Emery finally got the boot from the Arsenal hierarchy after months of calls by the Gunners fans to get rid of the Spaniard, who failed to achieve his goals of getting Arsenal some silverware or back inside the top four and Champions League football.
His style of football did not fit at the Emirates, his tactics were all over the place and he simply could not connect with the Arsenal fans during his 18-month spell at the club.
And that has led to some speculation in the media which has suggested that Marcelino could be the man that comes in and leads the Gunners, having been linked with a move to the club in recent transfer windows.
Marcelino, 54, has managed a string of high-profile clubs in his native country, including Sevilla, Villarreal and Racing Santander. and the former Levante midfielder won the Copa del Rey in his second season during his recent stint with Valencia but lost his job in September with the club sat 10th in La Liga.
Spanish outlet Super
Deporte has reported that Marcelino landed in London this weekend, just a day before Arsenal try end a run of nine consecutive games with a win.
Freddie Ljungberg has failed to get any sort of impact out of his players since taking temporary charge of the Gunners after the sacking of Emery, and the Gunners need to try and get a new manager in quick.
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