Arteta wants to sign forward – Midfielder excited about Arsenal move – Gunners make move to sign Bundesliga ace
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ARSENAL are among the teams in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud,
So far this season, the midfielder has started just three games in the Bundesliga and has not featured in any of Dortmund’s Champions League games so far, as he struggles to make any impact on the Bundesliga giants.
That has meant that the decision has already been made that the club will not be looking to renew the contract of the midfielder this season and will allow him to depart the club.
“I had a very open and honest conversation with Mo last week. I informed him that we would not be extending his contract in the summer,’ Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl said last month.
‘Mo has been with us for six years now, he is a very good footballer and I really have a very high opinion of him in terms of sport and personality. Nevertheless, we decided to take this step.’
According to Sky Germany, Dahoud is not short of offers as several clubs have already made enquiries ahead of the summer window.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester City, AC Milan, Napoli and Roma are all interested in a potential deal for the player – but it has been claimed that the Gunners have already made their moves for the man.
Mikel Arteta knows that the Gunners will have alot of games to play next season with the Champions League, and knows that he needs to add some more depth to the squad.
Dahoud may not be the biggest name that has been linked with a move to ARSENAL – but he is certainly a player that has proven himself at the top of the game.
He has been unfortunate that there are some quality players now at Dortmund – but if he moves to Arsenal – he may find that sitting on the bench at the Emirates will happen too – as they also have a number of quality players in the squad.
Rice excited about move –
ARSENAL have been boosted in their pursuit of Declan Rice as the West Ham United star is ‘flattered’ by interest from the Gunners.
Over the past few seasons – Rice has developed into one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League and a man that is heavily tipped to join one of the big clubs at the end of the season.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked – but so have Arsenal after their stunning season in which fans will see the club regain Champions League football and possible a League title.
According to The Times, Arsenal have identified as Rice as their top target ahead of the transfer window reopening for business in the coming months.
Now – Football.London journalist Kaya Kaynak has opened up and claimed that Declan Rice is now quite excited about the idea of making a move to the Emirates at the end of the current season.
Kaynak told GIVEMESPORT: “From what I hear, he is quite happy with that interest. He’s quite excited by the prospect of moving to Arsenal and the prospect of playing in the Champions League, which is something he’s always said.
“He has been very flattered by the fact that Arsenal are making an effort to sign him and going in this way. I think it’s looking positive for Arsenal.”
There has been so much speculation and so many rumours surrounding the future of Declan Rice that nobody actually knows where he will end up. But if ARSENAL do manage to sign the player – he will most certainly improve the squad.
However – the style of player of Arteta – the quality that the club already have in the side – it is much more likely that the Spaniard improves that back-line and attack before he splashes £80 million on another holding midfielder.
Arteta wants to sign forward
It has been claimed that Mikel Arteta is keen to add some more forwards to his Arsenal attack in the summer window.
Despite the fact that Arsenal are sitting top of the Premier League, playing some great football and heavily tipped to win that League over Manchester City – Mikel Arteta knows that he needs to keep adding to the squad.
Gabriel Jesus is a wonderful player but is constantly injured -Eddie Nketiah has been decent but is not a player that can score 20 goals a season – while the likes of Leandro Trossard, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli cannot play every game of the season.
Now Football London reporter Kaya Kaynak has suggested that Arsenal could still be in the market for attacking reinforcements this summer, but a move for Raphinha or Ansu Fati seems unlikely.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “They want players who can play across the front line, out-wide and up front. That’s why they signed Trossard.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see them go back in for another player. Raphinha seems off limits at the minute. He’s obviously living his dream move at Barcelona, I think he’s very keen to give that a proper go.
“Ansu Fati’s injury record would properly be a concern as well when it comes to that interest, and I personally haven’t heard anything concrete enough. That’s not me saying the rumours aren’t true, it’s just what I’ve heard personally.”
If the Gunners win this Premier League title – when they get Champions League football – they will attract some big time players that will add some more quality to the side.
Arsenal have done some wonderful business in the last couple of windows and we are fully certain that will continue at the end of the season – especially with Edu working on new signings.