Arteta ready to sign £50m powerhouse, Arsenal fans welcome possible Premier Legaue arrival, Arteta told to wrap up £45 million La Liga deal
Guys here is a roundup of the latest Arsenal news, gossip and transfer talk from icfootballnews over the past 24 hours.
Reports in the media which have claimed Mikel Arteta is ready to sign Manchester United target Issa Diop in the summer.
Mikel Arteta may have delved into that transfer kitty during the January transfer window in order to bring in the likes of Cedrik Soares and Pablo Mari, but there is still a feeling around the media that he will be desperate to add another defender to that back-line.
There is still some doubt about the qualities of David Luiz and Shkodran Maustafi, while there is also a feeling that Sokratis may leave the club if he cannot get back into the habit of playing in the Premier League on a weekly basis in that Arsenal back-line, leading to reports that he is ready to make a move for Diop
The 23-year-old has impressed since his switch to the London Stadium in the summer of 2018, when he joined for £22.5million from Toulouse, and he has made 64 appearances for the Hammers since then, scoring five goals.
And his displays in east London have attracted interest from Arteta, say the Daily Mirror, with Manchester United having also previously shown interest in the centre-back over the past few seasons, but have been put off by the massive £50 million asking price.
Look, There are more concerning things surrounding the thoughts of Arteta right now, and he may not actually be thinking about summer transfers. But there Is not doubt that he needs to improve a back-line that has shipped 51-goals already this season, and Diop is a solid unit.
Arsenal fans are excited at the potential signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal have been in the transfer headlines for months and have been linked with all sorts of players since the arrival of Mikel Arteta, who knows that he needs to spend some serious money in order to get this Arsenal side challenging for titles once again.
Yes the Premier League season may have been halted by the coronavirus, and yes there may be many associated with the Arsenal in isolation right now, but there has also been some rumours in the media which have suggested that Jota is on the shopping list of the Arsenal in the summer window.
The winger has been in spectacular form for Wolves this season and is one of the main reasons why they are up there trying to challenge for a Champions League or Europa League place for next season, and reports over the past few days have claimed that Arsenal are ready to pay the £12 million that Wolves are currently asking to sell on.
And amid all the speculation, Gunners fans have started taking to social media to welcome the possible arrival of Jota in the summer, One Twitter user said: “Excellent signing. Kind of a player we’ve not had. Industrious, technically brilliant and goalscorer.”
Another social media post read: “Good player and be good for left wing position.”
Another tweet said: “This guy is a more mobile Willian! I mean that as a massive compliment! Great athlete, underrated ball retention in the final third, and elite at progressing the play through dribbling during a transition! Could deploy him like Son with Pepe the more creative compliment at RW!”
Another added: ” great player for £12 million, come on!”
Another said: “Jota a Goooner?????? YES PLEASE!
Shaka Hislop has urged Arsenal to make a move for Atletico Madrid’s £45million rated Thomas Partey in the summer transfer window.
The season may be suspended until April, the worlds headlines may be dominated by the Coronavirus, and Mikel Arteta may he held up in isolation after testing positive for the virus, but there are still things happening behind the scenes at the Emirates.
Arsenal know that they may need to prepare for next season as this year may be over, and that means that the club will need to get into that transfer kitty early in the summer and sign players that they believe, will make an impact in the side next season.
And the club have been linked with a move for Partey for many years now, and have once again showed a keen interest in a possible deal, as the 26-year-old has been in impressive form for the Spanish side and starred in their win over Liverpool in the Champions League last week.
Now, amid all the speculation, Hislop has come out and urged the club to make a move and sign Partey for £45 million, Speaking to ESPN FC , Hislop said: “Thomas Partey has been outstanding for the last two years.
“If you’re Arsenal and you can somehow prise Partey away from Atletico Madrid, absolutely you do it all day every day.
“He sits in front of the back four, I’m still not sure that there are many better box-to-box midfielders in the game. If you get this done, do it now, do it quick.
“There’s a challenge around Atletico Madrid and their style of play which made the headlines again this season.
“Maybe Partey feels it’s time for a new challenge, a different style of football, maybe Arsenal offer him something financially that makes it worthwhile and Arteta convinces him they’ll be playing Champions League before long.”
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