Arteta reveals midfielder to be a Gunners, Arsenal officially get midfielder deal done, Arsenal talks planned with Auba, Mikel transfer message to fans, £50 million man right signing for Arsenal?
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Fresh reports have claimed Barcelona are willing to sell Arsenal target Samuel Umtiti this month, but would fans like him signed?
With Mikel Arteta looking to spend some serious money during the summer transfer window, there was some speculation in the media that the Spanish boss was seeking to add some world class defenders to his squad, with Umtiti high up on the shopping list.
A knee injury, which required surgery, saw the Frenchman lose his starting place to countryman Clement Lenglet last season, and reports suggested Barcelona were willing to allow him to depart the club for the right amount of money
And reports even suggested that ex-boss Unai Emery was willing to spend around £50 million to try and secure a deal for the Barcelona defender, after the Spaniard admitted that he is interested in potentially signing the defender, but a move never materialised as he stayed put at the Camp Nou.
But with Arteta seeking to add at least two new defenders to the side over the next few weeks, there has been some speculation that ARSENAL may once again try and tempt Umtiti into leaving Barcelona, especially as he was spotted during the game against the Red Devils.
Umtiti was spotted in the stands at the Emirates on New Years day as Arteta’s side put in an assured performance against the Premier League giants, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked well off the pace against the Gunners.
Now Spanish publication El Desmarque are reporting that Barca want a deal done as soon as possible as they seek to get the defender off their books this transfer window, as they seek to fresh un their squad.
Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal supporters not to expect ‘big things’ in the January transfer window.
ARSENALhave had a poor last few months in the Premier League and it seems that their season is going off the rails already at this early stage of the season, but now that Mikel Arteta is in charge, some top-class players might arrive in January.
The Spaniard has been working with Pep Guardiola over at Manchester City for the last few seasons, and has picked up a thing or two about signing ready-made players that are good value for money, which is what the Arsenal need.
It is believed that the Arsenal hierarchy will back Arteta during the January window, especially if they want to avoid a relegation battle and challenge for that top four spot and Champions League football next season.
There has been a lot of players linked with a move to the Emirates over the past few days, there will be more players linked with the club, especially with the clubs recent injury issues.
But despite all the transfer speculation, Arteta has come out and sent a sturn warning to fans who expected some big named players arriving over the next few weeks, he told the TalkSport website: “I don’t know, I’m not expecting big things,” Arteta replied when asked about potential transfer business.
“I’m expecting big things from the players I have at the moment, the players that are recovering from injuries. That’s the biggest expectations from my side.
“If we can find something to help us go through the season in a more balanced way in certain areas, and which is helpful, we’ll look at the options.
“We always have to be looking because obviously we have some bad injuries for players who are going to be out for a long time. We have to see if we can find options there.”
Mikel Arteta has revealed he has convinced Granit Xhaka to stay at the Emirates this month.
We all know that there was a lot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Xhaka was heading for the exit signs this month, with reports in the media suggesting that he has agreed a move to German side Hertha Berlin.
It followed a bad few months for the midfielder, who was heavily criticised for his performances in an Arsenal shirt, and was stripped of the captaincy at the club following his outburst towards fans earlier in the season.
But despite the fact that even his agent came out and admitted that personal terms had been agreed with Berlin, Arteta has now revealed that he has convinced Xhaka to stay at the club after a number of positive talks with the star.
“The first message for him was that I wanted to understand how he was feeling, why he was feeling that way,” Arteta said on the Sky Sports website.
“I wanted him to hear from me my opinion on him, and that I was ready to support him and that I was ready to push the club to be supportive of him too, because I thought he could be a really, really good player for us and he could enjoy playing under me in this football club.
“I tried to convince him that way. He thought about it, he had a very positive response afterwards, and I think he changed his mind.”
Huddersfield have announced the signing of midfielder Emile Smith Rowe on loan from Arsenal.
The 19-year-old England Under-20 international has made six appearances for the Gunners this season, but with Mikel Arteta seeking to add a few more players to his squad, while also trying to get the best out of his more experienced players, they have decided to send the talented young man out on-loan.
Smith Rowe will aim for regular first-team football at the John Smith’s Stadium in another loan move following last season’s temporary switch to RB Leipzig, where he played three times.
Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley told the club’s official website: “We’re delighted to complete the loan move to bring Emile to the club, as it’s the culmination of an ongoing process that began in early November.
“Nicky and I spent a week at Arsenal in the summer and Emile is a player that we know well. We’ve got some good relationships with the club and we’re very appreciative of them loaning us one of their very best young players.
“Emile will give us the creative link that we’ve been missing. He can play in a range of attacking positions and he can speed up our play. We’re really looking forward to working with him.”
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has revealed talks over a new deal for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be put on the back burner until the summer.
Aubameyang was signed by legendary boss Arsene Wenger just before he decided to leave the club just a few seasons ago, and the striker has gone on to become one of the best forwards in the game, becoming a real source of goals for the Arsenal.
However, he has been stalling on a new contract with the Gunners for months now as there is feeling that he is not happy with the direction of the club, believing that he would be challenging for Premier League titles and playing Champions League football by now.
BUT the striker and new captain insisted he is ‘loves’ Arsenal and wants to help ‘get the club back to where it belongs’.
“I would also like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media,” Aubameyang wrote. on the Sky Sports website.
“People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in!
“I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs.”
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