Arteta announces delight at latest Arsenal deal, Edu makes Holding admission after deal announces, Arsenal told splash cash to sign midfielder and Eriksen to Arsenal backed
Holding agrees deal, Arteta delighted with deal, Arsenal told to sign Grealish, Eriksen deal backed in Arsenal roundup…
A deal to bring Christian Eriksen to Arsenal has been backed by Watford sporting director Cristiano Giaretta.
Eriksen made the move to Inter Milan just last season believing that it would give him a very good chance of adding some silverware to that cabinet, having not won anything during his time with Tottenham.
But his time over in Italy ha snot worked out and he has struggled to make any sort of impact with the Italian side, meaning that he has barely played and meaning that he is now free to leave in the January transfer window.
That has led to shock speculation in the media that Mikel Arteta may be interested in making a move to try and sign the Danish star, as he will be in their price range and could be a player that may add a bit more creativity to this Gunners attack.
Now, amid the speculation, Giaretta has backed Arsenal to make a move to sign the midfielder: “Arsenal are regaining confidence. They’re walking again and Eriksen, honestly, could be of use [at Arsenal],” he told Tutto Mercato, as translated by Football London.
Eriksen joined Inter from Tottenham in January, but has been placed on the transfer list already having been unable to break into Antonio Conte’s team.
“Every player needs trust, an opportunity. And at Inter he had few opportunities. He must feel strong, important,” Giaretta added.
Splash the cash and sign Aston Villa Jack Grealish, the Arsenal board have been told.
After a stunning first season in the Premier League, Grealish was linked with all sorts of clubs over the summer transfer window, and many expected him to leave the Villians in search of superstardom.
However, he opted to stay at the club, and the decision was a right one as he has made an unbelievable start to the new season and is now one of the most creative players in the Premier League, with his performances linking him again with a big move.
Recent reports have claimed Arsenal remain keen on bringing Grealish to the Emirates, although his value has risen following his brilliant season so far for Villa – with his performances helping them to fifth in the Premier League table.
Now, former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes, as he spoke to Piers Morgan, that Arsenal need to splash the cash and try to secure a transfer deal for Grealish: “I think they have to spend,” Redknapp explained on his own podcast.
“They are way off it, at the moment. They need to bring a bit of quality. Arsenal is a massive football club – Take a Grealish. He needs to play at the bigger club.”
Morgan would love to see him at his club and said ‘I would break the bank for Grealish and build the team around him.’
We are massive fans of Grealish and firmly believe that he is jus the type of player that would be a brilliant addition to this Arsenal midfield, but if the reports are true and he is now worth £100 million, the Gunners board will never pay that.
Mikel Arteta was delighted Rob Holding decided to sign a new contract and stay at the Arsenal.
Holding has never really been a massive player of the first-team squad and has only made 96 appearances since his move to the Emirates back in 2016, with reports even suggesting that he could have left the club in the summer.
The defender was about to join Newcastle in the summer, with reports claiming that a deal was very close, but the manager intervened in order to keep him in north London in hope that he would step up and play a big part of the side this season.
And after seeing the defender agree that new contract, Arteta has revealed his delight at the deal: “Since I started as manager, I have been hugely impressed with Rob’s contribution to the club and the dressing room, on and off the pitch,” he told arsenal.com.
“The quality of his work every day on the training pitches is excellent and he is translating this into consistently high performances in matches.
“We all know Rob’s quality, which he has shown in his displays during the intense moments of those two FA Cup final victories. We are all very happy that Rob has signed a new contract, he is very popular with all the players and staff, and we’re looking forward to watching him continue to grow with us in the coming years.”
Rob Holding has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the club announced on their club website
Since joining the Arsenal from Bolton Wanderers in July 2016, Holding has made 96 first-team appearances, winning two FA Cups along the way.
The highlight of Holdings’ first season was a superb performance in the 2017 FA Cup final, with his commanding display alongside Per Mertesacker ensuring we won the trophy with a 2-1 win over Chelsea.
This season has seen the player step up couple of levels and put in some brilliant performances that has firmly established Holding as one of the main squad members that Mikel Arteta now has available to him.
But despite the fact he was close to signing with Newcastle in the summer, he has now agreed a deal until 2024, with the option for Arsenal to extend that and keep him at the Emirates for a further season.
And upon signing Holding, Technical director Edu has revealed just why they were so keen to get the defender signed, he told the club website: “We are very happy to have signed Rob on a new contract extension. He is 25 years old, so is still coming into the peak of his career, and we are delighted that he’ll be with us during these important years.
“Rob has shown great quality and maturity on and off the pitch in recent months and is developing well. We are looking forward to Rob continuing his progression in the years to come.”
This is great news for the lad and shows that he has a big part to play in the coming seasons, so now many will be hoping that he keeps his head down, keeps working hard and develops into a top-class defender.
Great news for the man, and a good deal by the Gunners
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