Arteta admits he is open to swap deal, Partey wants Arsenal move done quickly, Midfielder wanted at Arsenal, big Auba claim made
Arteta open to swap deal, Partey wants deal done quickly, Ceballos a wanted man, Auba claim made in Arsenal news roundup..
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal would be ‘open’ to potentially swapping players during the forthcoming transfer window in a bid to land key targets.
Arsenal have once again been in the headlines alot over the last few months and they have been constantly linked with players that are seemingly out their price range, especially with the coronavirus hitting the club hard financially.
And With money expected to be limited due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as what looks set to be another season outside of the Champions League, Arteta is aware that transfer funds will be tight.
There have been suggestions that Arsenal could be willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette or Matteo Guendouzi as a sweetener for targets such as Thomas Partey at Atletico Madrid in the summer, as his £43 million price tag may be a bit too much for the club to activate
And although he wouldn’t be drawn on any specific names, Arteta admits swap deals are likely once the window opens.
“We have to be open to different situations,” he said on Sky Sport.
“I think the market will give us the opportunity to do certain deals like this but at the moment I cannot comment on any of that.”
Thomas Partey reportedly wants his transfer to Arsenal completed “as quickly as possible” to avoid falling out with the Atletico Madrid brass.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few months that Partey is the number one transfer target for Arsenal, that he is the man that Mikel Arteta believes could improve this Arsenal midfield.
It is believed that Arsenal are ready to activate that £43 million release clause in his contract and bring him to the Emirates, but the Gunners are waiting to see if they get back inside the Champions League places before they start making moves to get deals done.
But according to Jordan Choco, the player has informed Atletico he does not want to clash with their hierarchy and instead hopes for a deal to be wrapped up quickly, especially as all this transfer speculation is not doing any good for his image.
However, former Ghana international Derek Boateng recently claimed that he does not believe that Emirates Stadium would be a good fit for his fellow countryman, When asked to weigh in on speculation surrounding Partey’s future, Boateng told Joy FM: “He needs to be at a place where he will be happy, respected and get a lot of playing time.
“You can make all the money you want but if the coach doesn’t play you, you won’t be happy.
“I will not advise him to move to Arsenal right now because he is a Champions League player and with the look of the Arsenal team right now, they are not ready with the kind of players they have and some are going to move.
“They are playing very well but you can see the inexperience hurting them and with the way the Premier League is going right now, it is going to be really tough.
“If he wants to move, he has to move to a team that plays in the Champions League otherwise he will lose everything.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother has criticised Mikel Arteta for playing the Gabon international on the left wing for Arsenal.
Regarded as one of the finest strikers in the game right now, Aubameyang has been in terrific form for the club again this season and has netted 22-goals for the Gunners, as they seek to get back inside the top four spots.
His goals, quality and ability to find the net when Arsenal need him most, means that he is the main man at the club and one of the biggest reasons why Mikel Arteta has started picking up results over the past few weeks.
However, away from the speculation surrounding whether or not he will leave the club, whether he will stay and sign a new contract, Aubameyang’s brother has criticised Mikel Arteta for playing the Gabon international on the left wing for Arsenal.
In an Instagram live video, Willy Aubameyang said: ‘I like Mikel, he’s a good coach. ‘He’s good but I don’t like when he puts my brother on the left, I don’t like this.
‘He’s a good coach, he’s not bad, but I don’t like when he puts my brother on the left, I don’t understand this. ‘I don’t like it when he plays left, I like when he plays striker.’
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to strike a deal with Real Madrid to keep hold of midfielder Dani Ceballos.
After months and month and months of transfer speculation during the summer transfer window, the Gunners finally managed to finalise a try-before-they officially buy deal for the Spaniard, as Emery was desperate to add another midfielder to the side after Aaron Ramsey departed the club.
Ceballos has made 26 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal and recently forced his way back into Mikel Arteta’s plans after a slow start under the new head coach, but the decision has been made not to hand him a new deal.
Recent reports in the media have claimed that Arsenal have now made the decision to not make the Ceballos move an official one and will allow him to return to parent club Real Madrid when his loan deal finishes at the end of the season.
However, Ceballos has been in impressive since the return of football just a few weeks ago and he is starting to earn alot of the praise that he was getting in the early part of the season for Arsenal.
Ceballos also showed his passion for the cause when he charged off the bench back onto the pitch to celebrate Alexandre Lacazette’s clincher at Wolves on Saturday, and that infectious enthusiasm has clearly rubbed off on Arteta, who said on the Metro: “I am really happy with him. I love how much he likes to play football, the passion he puts into every training session and in every game.
“His celebrations, whether he’s on the pitch or on the bench, he puts his life into it. He’s evolving the right way and has become a really important player for us.
“We are talking to the club – obviously we don’t own the player, it’s not in our hands. The clubs need to have communication and see what we can do.”