Martinelli responds to Klopp, Arteta explains ‘big opportunity’ for new Arsenal signing, Arteta should sign £40m Dutchman, James Rogriguez to Arsenal?

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Mikel Arteta should go out and spend some serious money on trying to sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth during the summer transfer window.

Arsenal may have improved the back-line during the January transfer window, but they failed to acquire the type of players that would make a serious impact in the premier League, and once again, they are struggling to keep clean sheets.

Arsenal know they need to start spending the big money and signing the kind of world class players that their rivals are currently acquiring if they have a chance of picking up the Premier League in the next couple of seasons, and they need to get more solid defenders than the likes of David Luiz

And one man that has been making all the right noise in the Premier League over the past few seasons is that of Ake.

Ake is rated as one of the best young defenders around and has previously been linked with CHELSEA, with reports the Blues can buy him for £40m due to a clause in his contract.

Ake has shown that he is comfortable on the ball wherever he has been and has the ability to help the Spaniard play the kind of football that brings success at the top level.

And considering Arsenal need to add some pace to their back-line, Ake is quick for a centre-back, something that Arteta needs to add to his defence as the best Premier League strikers are no slow coaches, they all have the pace to get through the middle of the Arsenal back-line.

And most importantly of all for ARSENAL , Ake has proven that he has the ability and quality to cope with the best players in the Premier League, and that is because he is already adapted to the quality of the English game, something a player from outside the Premier League would have to contend with if Arteta brought in players from another country.

Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli has opened up and responded to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calling him the talent of the century.

The Gunners were watching the young man for months before Unai Emery made the smart decision to hand the Brazilian starlet a big move to the Emirates, where he has been mightily impressive during his first season at the Emirates.

Despite the ARSENAL troubles all over the pitch, Martinelli has managed an impressive 10-goals in just 23 appearances for the Arsenal this season, and earned massive praised after he led the line against Chelsea during the midweek fixture in the absence of Pierrre-Emerick Aubameyang

Martinelli became the first teenager to reach double figures in a season for Arsenal since Nicolas Anelka and the feat is even more remarkable given the summer signing from the lower leagues of Brazilian football has started only 11 games since his arrival.

Arsenal are hurriedly trying to tie the teenager to an improved contract and that might be wise with Spanish website Eldesmarque claiming Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants him at the Bernabeu.

Following Liverpool’s 5-5 (5-4) victory over the Gunners, Klopp hailed Sepp van den Berg before heaping praise on ‘incredible striker’ Martinelli.

‘Van den Berg played an incredible game. That’s really difficult to deal with these guys,’ the German said on the Metro.

‘Martinelli’s pretty much the same age but he’s a talent of the century, he’s an incredible striker, so it’s really difficult.

‘Then you have Mesut Ozil around and [Joe] Willock right, who scored by the way a really nice one.’

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Mikel Arteta has revealed the warm weather in Dubai will provide the perfect opportunity for Pablo Mari to bond with his new Arsenal team-mates.

Arsenal ended months and months and months of speculation at the backend of the January transfer window by ordering the deal to bring Mari to the club, so that Arteta can help get this dodgy back-line sorted out.

Mari will hope to be in contention to make his debut when the Gunners play host to Newcastle after the winter break and the Spaniard took part in training for the first time earlier this week, after the Gunners players flew out to Dubai on Friday and are scheduled to return to north London on February 11

Speaking from Arsenal’s camp, head coach Arteta said: ‘They needed three four days off to relax their minds and recover their bodies.

‘They’ve been through a lot in the last few months and now I think they are ready to have five or six really good training sessions here before we go back to London and focus and prepare as well as we can against Newcastle.

‘This is what I want to create. The new players that we have, it is a great opportunity for them to spend time together with the other players, get to know each other, live together – the same for me with the backroom staff as well. I think it’s going to be a very important break.

‘We suggested Dubai because we have a close relationship with our sponsor, but also because it’s a place where the weather conditions are really good and the players like to come here.

‘We knew most of them were going to come here and relax with their families and be ready for training.

‘Hours together, to spend together, grab a coffee together, to have conversations, to have unit meetings, individual meetings, group meetings about the things we have to achieve and to review what we’ve done.

‘I’ve made a big review of what we’ve done so far in these five or six weeks, the things we can improve, the things that we have improved a lot and that we have to maintain, that we cannot lose now. ‘Hopefully we can make another step forward as a team.’

Mikel Arteta needs to spend big money in the summer transfer window to overhaul his squad, and should try to bring James Rodriguez to the side.

Since Arteta’s first match in charge on Boxing Day, the Gunners have won just three of their nine games in all competitions with two of those coming in the FA Cup, and Finishing in the top four seems out of the question for Arsenal this season and Arteta will likely be already thinking about his summer transfers.

The Spaniard was not handed the kind of funds that he had hoped he would get during the January window and only managed to secure transfer deals for the likes of Pablo Mari and Cedrik Soares , who have been brought in to help improve the back-line.

And Arteta should now be focusing on trying to bring world class players to the side in the summer, with Rodriguez a great option for the club.

The Gunners were linked with a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Rodriguez during the January transfer window, but the LaLiga club were thought to have preferred a permanent deal rather than a short-term fix.

Since returning from his loan spell with Bayern Munich, Rodriguez has struggled to establish his place in the Madrid team, and he has made just seven starts all season and has only one goal and one assist to his name.

The 28-year-old could look to move elsewhere in the summer to revive his career, meaning that the Arsenal may be able to secure a bargain £34 million deal for the attacker when the transfer window opens up.

It is no secret that Madrid will be looking to sell a number of players during the summer window, and will seek to offload the fringe players for bargain prices.

And Rodriguez, who back in 2014, won the Golden Boot at the World Cup as well as the Puskas Award, could be a real statement signing from Arteta that would hand The Gunners fans a real boost that the club are seeking to get back into the habit of winning big titles.


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