Arsenal tipped to sign Blues star, Spaniard tells Arsenal of Prem return interest, Arteta told 81-goal target to have great career, Moyes opens door to £40m Arsenal deal
Arsenal tipped to sign Abraham, Benitez eyes Prem return, Edouard to have great career in game, Moyes opens door for Arsenal to seal deal in Arsenal roundup…
Tammy Abraham has been tipped to join West Ham or Arsenal amid uncertainty over his Chelsea future.
After breaking the 20-goal barrier for Chelsea last season, Abraham was tipped to be the main man at the Bridge this season, despite the summer arrival of Timo Werner from the Bundesliga.
However, that has not been the case for the young man and he has struggled for form, mostly down to his lack of game time, which has seen him fall well down the pecking order at Chelsea, with rumours the club will accept £40 million in the summer
And former West Ham midfielder Trevor Sinclair insists Abraham would be a hit at the Hammers or Arsenal, He told talkSPORT: “Abraham would be a great match for West Ham. It’s what they want, it’s what they need with [Michail] Antonio’s injuries.
“He tends to pick up quite a lot of muscular because he is an absolute unit. The West Ham fans would love Abraham.
“He’s got everything. Arsenal could do with him, too. [Alexandre] Lacazette is getting older. He’d be a hold-up player, bringing something slightly different with his height.
“He’s mobile, he’s got good feet, he could be a good pick for Arsenal.
“But he’s obviously a talented player. I’m a big fan of his. I just want to see him playing football.
“If he’s not developing and continuing to improve as a player, he’s standing still and that’s not great for a young player.”
Arsenal linked Linked Rafa Benitez has now announced that he is open to making a move back to the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has been a manager that has been fully praised for many aspects of how he has run the Arsenal since he took over last season, and that FA Cup win really helped put some excitement on this season.
However, despite that good run in the Europa League, Arteta has seen his Arsenal side perform at a level that they should not be and are struggling well down that Premier League table, when they should have been challenging for a top four spot.
That has led to reports in the media that the board may get rid of the Spaniard if he fails to reach that Europa League final, a task which has been made even harder by their first-leg loss to Villareal last week.
Benitez has been a name that has been linked with a move to the Gunners for many seasons and now that he is a free agent, he is back on the radar of the club
And the 61-year-old, who recently parted ways with Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional, has now indicated that he would prefer to manage in England or Italy, Benitez told Sky Italia: “I like to compete, I like to win. However, at the same time I can work with young people because I am a ‘professor’.
“In Spain, at the moment, it’s not possible to think about carrying out a project and trying to win something.
“In Italy and England, on the other hand, it can be done. It is still too early to know what will happen in the future but it is clear that Italy and England are places where I have done well.”
We could see why hiring Benitez would be tempting for Arsenal, he has proven himself in the game on many occasions. But if the club are looking to close the gap on both Manchester giants and Chelsea next season, then he is not the man for them.
Arsenal are going to need someone to come in and revolutionise the way they play and improve the players the club have in the squad.
David Moyes has ruled West Ham out of the running to sign Tammy Abraham, which leaves Arsenal as the favourites to get a transfer deal done.
After fully establishing himself under Frank Lampard last season, Abraham was tipped to push on this season and become a massive part of the side, with many believing that he could even keep Timo Werner out of the side.
However, that has not been the case this season and he has struggled for goals, mainly because he has had to sit and watch from the stands, which has led to reports that The Chelsea frontman is understood to be one of Moyes’ top summer targets as he attempts to bolster his strikeforce.
But the Hammers boss says Abraham’s reported £40million price tag means the 23-year-old is well out of his range, leaving the other club, Arsenal, clear to make a transfer move in the summer window
“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” said Moyes on the Daily Mirror. “So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out.
“We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no.
“Is that sort of figure our total spend? It may well be. But you never know here.
“I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”
Abraham is a proven Premier League striker that is not being treated fairly at Chelsea, so if the Gunners are seeking to freshen up that attack, then he may be a very good option for the club to sign.
But will they pay that £40 million asking price? that is the real question.
Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard has been tipped by Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker to have a “terrific career” in the game
Despite all the fire-power that Mikel Arteta has had at his disposal this season and despite all the creativity that he has in that midfield, Arsenal have struggled for goals in the League this season.
They are languishing well down the Premier League table, and if it was not for that Europa League run they are on, it has been said that Mikel Arteta could be out of a job by now.
But he is not, he is still boss and there is some speculation that he will look to the board in the summer to hand him some funds to add another scorer to the attack, and Edouard has been mentioned as a possible signing for the club.
Even though he hasn’t been at his best this season, he’s still netted 20 goals in all competitions for Celtic, including 16 in the Scottish Premiership, plus six assists and he has been one of Celtic’s standout players over the years, registering 81 goals and 37 assists in green and white.
“Celtic have had a rotten season but Odsonne Edouard is still the top goal scorer in Scotland,” he wrote on Sky Sports.
“He has all the ability, great close control, can move his feet so quickly and happy to go right or left to get a shot away. I think he is one that will go onto have a terrific career.”
Look, the asking price for Edouard is just £15 million and for a striker that is proving himself to be a deadly striker, he could be an ideal signing for Mikel Arteta.