Arteta told to sign three, Top-class act close to signing with Arsenal, Bundesliga star wants exit ahead of possible Arsenal move, Arsenal told to sign £80m duo
Arsenal told to sign £80 million duo, Arteta told to sign three players, Arsenal close to Onana deal and Sabitzer wants exit in Arsenal roundup…
Former goalkeeper David Seaman has urged Arsenal to sign three players this summer transfer window.
The Gunners finished eighth in the Premier League, six points outside of the top-four places and 25 points behind champions Manchester City, in a season that could have cost Mikel Arteta his job.
However, he is still boss of the club and is hoping that the board back him enough this transfer window in order to add the players that will help the club get back into the habit of playing in the Champions League.
Seaman ‘feels sorry’ for Arteta and insists the Spaniard needs to improve the ‘spine’ of his squad at the Emirates by signing a ‘good defender and midfielder’ and a ‘more consistent’ forward.
‘When you look at last season, finishing eighth, it’s very disappointing,’ Seaman told MailSport. ‘It’s something that needs to be changed.
‘I feel a little bit sorry for Arteta because he’s not got his own team yet, or his own squad. He’s inherited players from previous managers. But he’s got to coach those around him to get the best out of them.
‘We saw with winning the FA Cup and then the Community Shield, I would call those bonuses, because that season wasn’t very good either. It’s the consistency that’s the problem.
‘All of a sudden we beat Liverpool and Chelsea, then we lost to lower teams. That’s his biggest problem.
‘Do we need players? Yes we do. I still feel that the spine of the team isn’t strong enough. They need a good defender and midfield player. We need a more consistent attacking player.
‘In [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, we do have a quality player. Last season, with all the different problems that he had, he wasn’t consistent enough. But you know the quality he’s got, so you don’t really change that.
‘[Thomas] Partey in midfield has done well, I like what I see with him. I want to see a more consistent season from him and hopefully that’s going to happen next year.’
RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer reportedly wants to leave the Bundesliga outfit, with Arsenal linked linked.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga club this summer, with numerous clubs from the Premier League linked.
The midfield enforcer has been one of the top performers in Europe across the last couple of years and an impressive European Championship could attract even more interest, and there is claims that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta would like to add him to the squad
And amid the speculation, Sabitzer wants to leave the Bundesliga club and could be available for €17.5 million (£15m/$21m), according to The Athletic.
However, amid all the speculation, his mind is focused on international matters ahead of a Group C campaign featuring games against North Macedonia, Holland and Ukraine. Asked whether he would like to play in England, Sabitzer said: “I can’t really say, I am focusing on the task that I have here with the national team.
“Everything that has to do with the club and future has zero importance for me at the moment if I want to be successful with this team at the European Championship.
“I am not going to give any updates before the end of the Euros.”
Sabitzer is certainly a player that could make a real impact on this Arsenal side if they did decide to try and get a deal done. But he may feel a move to the Emirates would not give him the game time that he would want.
However, he would be a brilliant signing if Arsenal could get a move done
Arsenal should sign both Ruben Neves and Yves Bissouma to replace Roma-bound Granit Xhaka, That’s the verdict of Gunners fan Dave Seager
The transfer window is now open and that means that Mikel Arteta will be able top delve into that transfer kitty and add a few quality players to the squad, with reports that moves for Neves and Bissouma are both linked with moves.
And amid the speculation, Gunners fan Seager has opened up and told the SUN that Arsenal should make sure that they manage to bring the £80 million duo to the club, he said: “Neves excites me, but he doesn’t seem to be a popular choice with the majority.
He is a cerebral footballer in the mould of Arteta and the Portuguese international reads the game well, has quick feet in tight situations, a fabulous passing spectrum and is far more mobile than Xhaka.
He also has an eye for a goal and might be the set-piece exponent we obviously lack.
My concern is the rumoured £35m price tag but if he wants the move I am sure Wolves would be forced to accept less.
Bissouma reportedly wants to play for Arsenal, which is a good start, and he is a very different style player to Neves or Xhaka.
The Malian is more of an all-action midfielder, who will make tackles and interceptions and break up the opposition’s play.
He is a N’Golo Kante style player who will win the ball back, and then lay it off to a more creative colleague.
The concern with Bissouma is that he really is not a passer, at least not at the level of Xhaka.
The decision for Arteta is whether he wants a younger and more mobile deep play-making style foil for Partey, equally involved in the team’s offensive play, or whether he wants an aggressive spoiler who will patrol in front if the back four and allow Partey more freedom.
The answer for me is that with the right sales and decisions Arsenal can buy both, knowing that it gives top level options to vary play and style dependent on the opposition.
Arteta is on record that he wants Premier League ready additions, so if he can convince both to be part of the project we might, for the first time in many years, go into a season with genuine strength and variety in the engine room.”
Arsenal are close to signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to football.london.
Despite having Bernd Leno at the club, there has been alot of speculation in the media that Mikel Arteta still wants to add another stopper to the squad in the transfer window, and Onana is on the list.
Onana was banned from football for 12 months in February after the banned substance furosemide had been found in his urine sample, and The 25-year-old has insisted it was human error, saying he mistook his wife’s prescription medication for aspirin because of the “almost identical” packaging.
But Onana has appealed his ban and is hopeful of getting the decision overturned this summer.
Onana has played 142 Eredivisie games for Ajax since 2016, winning two Dutch titles, and is still regarded as one of the best stoppers in world football.
And according to the latest reports on Football.London, Arsenal are very close to agreeing a deal for Onana over a bargain priced move ton the Emirates.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are waiting on the court’s decision regarding Onana’s recent suspension, but has claimed that the £25 million rated stopper wants a move to the Emirates.
Romano told The Arsenal Lounge: “Onana is absolutely open to joining Arsenal, but it’s not a done deal yet.
“They need to wait about the situation of the ban or the suspension, they are waiting for the court to see what’s happening with Onana, how many months he will be out.”
Onana is a quality stopper and his career may have been ruined by what has happened. But it will be interesting to see what happens with the possible deal as he will be bring alot of headlines to the club if he arrives
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