Arteta announces he wants defender, Brazilian gets green light to make possible Arsenal move, Coutinho update
Arteta wants defender, FA cup preview, Gabriel green light to move, Coutinho to make Arsenal move in Arsenal news roundup..
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal need to sign a new defender in the transfer window after admitting Shkodran Mustafi will miss the start of next season.
Look, Arsenal may be in the FA Cup final and earning rave reviews for their performances over the last few weeks, but they are well down the Premier League and need to sort out a number of issues in the transfer window.
Arteta is likely to get a little budget unless he gets into the Europa League next season via the FA Cup, and he will not need to go out and spend a big chunk of that money on trying to sign a new defender.
Mutsfai limped off late on during Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final success against Manchester City following a challenge with Raheem Sterling, and the German had a scan earlier this week, which has turned out to be a serious one.
And after admitting that Mustafi will be missing the start of next season, Arteta has revealed that Arsenal may now need to add a new centre-half to the back-line over the next few months.
“It looks really nasty,” said Arsenal’s head coach on Sky Sports. “He pulled the tendon off the bone in his hamstring and that’s normally a lot of weeks.”
When asked if that means he will miss the start of the 2020/21 campaign, which gets underway on September 12, Arteta added: “Yes, he will.”
“I mentioned three central defenders that are not available and we haven’t had [two of them] them available for a long time during the season,” said the Spaniard.
“We will have to address that.”
Philippe Coutinho is likely to sign for a club like Arsenal during the summer transfer window.
There has been alot of transfer speculation, and we mean alot, over the past few months about Arsenal trying to bring the Brazilian star back to the Premier League, with many reports suggesting that he was done at Barcelona and had no future with the club.
And Arsenal are one of the favourites to bring him back to the Premier League, as Mikel Arteta seeks to add a bit more creativity and quality to this Arsenal midfield for the start of next season.
A season-long stint at Bayern Munich has only served to raise further questions of the 28-year-old’s form and fitness , and recent reports have claimed Barcelona are now looking to put another deal in place, with the Liga giants aware that they cannot incorporate another sizeable salary into their plans for 2020-21.
Coutinho is claimed to see his future back in the Premier League, and has been patiently waiting for the season to finish for his potential suitors to have a clearer idea of their budgets for this summer.
According to Sport, Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has been negotiating with Premier League clubs “for weeks” as he aims to engineer a return to England for next season.
He said: “We are looking to see if any opportunity arises in the Premier, where he has already triumphed.”
We have said it before and we will say it again, Coutinho would be a fantastic signing for the club and one that would send a real statement to the rest of the Premier League, so if the reports are true, then fans will welcome him with open arms.
So if the reports are true and Arsenal have an opportunity to land the man, they would be massive FOOLS not to make a move for a man that could send a real statement to the rest of the Premier League.
Arsenal target Gabriel Magalhaes has been given “an exit pass” by Lille ahead of the summer transfer window, reports have opened up and claimed .
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta knows that he needs to spend some serious money in the transfer window and start buying players that will start making a real difference to the side ahead of the Premier League next year.
The Gunners may have a world class attack that can win games in the blink of an eye, but the defence is one of the worst out of the top clubs in the Premier League, meaning that they will need to be solved in order to get back inside the Champions League in the coming seasons.
And that has led to speculation in the media that Arsenal are ready to pay bit money of money to try and bring the very impressive Gabriel to the club for a fee of around the £45 million mark.
Now Gabriel, 22, is expected to leave Lille in the coming weeks, with the Ligue 1 club’s owner Gerard Lopez admitting as much.
He told L’Equipe: “With Gabriel, we are talking and we’ve given him an exit pass. He will choose his club this week.”
Gabriel is certainly a player that will not cost alot of money in the transfer window but could improve this Arsenal defence if they decided to make that transfer move, so it would not be a shock to see the Gunners make a move, especially as Lille would probably be open to selling.
It will be interesting to see just how this all plays out wont it as Gabriel would be a massive improvement on the current set of defenders that are at the club.
But there will be alot of clubs interested in a potential deal, meaning that Arsenal may have to battle a number of clubs to get a deal done.