Arsenal’s defender announcement imminent – Gunners told sign midfielder – Agent confirms Arsenal interest in midfielder
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Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has advised his former club to go and sign a midfielder in the January transfer window.
Over the last couple of transfer windows ARSENALhave been buying players that have come in and made an immediate impact on the side, as well as turning the side into one of the best in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta is building a side that really has the quality and ability to take that Premier League title off the hands of Man City, who are still the favourites to win the League despite their bad start to the season.
But there has been alot of speculation and rumours in the media bout who Arsenal will try and sign during the January window, which is just a few weeks away from opening up, as many feel that the club needs a new striker.
However – amid all the speculation and rumours – Petit has opened up and claimed that he would like his former club to add another midfielder to the side – Petit told KingCasinoBonus: ‘I’d say I’d like to see Arsenal strengthen in midfield. It’d be great to see another attacker, too.
‘Arsenal have enough central defenders, but I’d like to see more options in midfield.
‘They’ll need to rotate a lot this season, and midfield options worry me.
‘Arsenal’s bench is not as strong as City’s, and that can make a huge difference toward the end of the season.’
This ARSENAL squad is brilliantly gifted and just one or two signings away from really nailing down that Premier League title. Another midfielder would be a good addition to the side, but the Gunners board should be focusing on trying to add another striker to that attack – that is what is needed right now.
AGENT CONFIRMS CAICEDO INTEREST –
The agent of Moises Caicedo has revealed that Arsenal tried to sign Moises Caicedo while he was at Brighton.
Caicedo was one of the most talked about players of the summer window, as a number of clubs were reportedly interested in a deal for the midfielder after he had impressive season last year.
However – it was CHELSEA that decided to splash the big cash and take him to Stamford Bridge in a deal that cost the club £100 million, which is not including the amount of wages and sign on fees.
But Ali Barat, Caicedo’s agent, has now disclosed that ARSENAL also made a late attempt to secure his signature in the closing stages of the transfer window.
The Gunners were linked with the star just under a year ago and tried on multiple occasions to get Brighton to let the midfielder leave, but that did not happen and the Gunners ended up signing Jorginho from Chelsea.
Since then, the Gunners board has delved into that transfer kitty on numerous occasions and brought in the brilliant Declan Rice, who is one of the best holding midfielders in Europe right now.
He tells Tuttomercatoweb:
“It was a fantastic moment, the culmination of three and a half years work. It was an exciting moment and also a very tense one, at the last minute, as you know, Arsenal and Liverpool also came into the game. It was definitely a great experience.”
Caicedo is a very talented midfielder that could develop into one of the best in the game – but it would have been a mistake for ARSENAL to sign the man as they would have ended up not getting Declan Rice.
The fact that Brighton did not want to sell turned out to be a great decision,
BEN WHITE DEAL IS CLOSE –
It looks like Arsenal are on the verge of announcing a deal to sign up defender Ben White.
Since his move from Brighton just a few seasons ago – White has developed into a player that Mikel Arteta can really rely on and a star that has the ability to play in a couple of positions.
White’s current deal at ARSENAL is up in 2026 – but the Gunners are keen to make sure that he is rewarded for the good performances he has put in that Arsenal shirt and recent reports on Sky Sports News understood there is a willingness from all parties to come to an agreement.
Now Ben White’s new Arsenal contract could be announced any moment now, as it is reported to be “all but done,” according to Football Insider.
The report suggests that an official announcement from the club confirming his new contract could happen at any moment
Ben White has been impressive since his move to the Emirates and we are certain that a deal will be done sooner rather than later, as everyone wants to get it wrapped up.
And there are not too many ARSENAL fans out there that will be against his getting that deal as the defender has been a brilliant addition to the side and a man that the club can really rely on.
Mikel Arteta is building something special at the Emirates and it is because of players like White that have come in, given everything for the club and proved that they are able to compete with the very best in the game.
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