ozil ‘bad smell’ at Arsenal, Ceballos tells Arsenal he wants Prem stay, Striker deal will cost Arsenal £90 million this summer
Ozil bad smell at Arsenal, Ceballos open to Premier League stay, Jimenez will cost £90 million in Arsenal roundup..
Wolves are to set to fend off the likes of Arsenal by placing a mammoth £90m transfer valuation on striker Raul Jimenez.
Jimenez has become one of the most talked about players this season after another impressive campaign with Wolves, which he has shown his true ability and quality on that pitch on a weekly basis.
His performances this season has led to alot of speculation in the media about his next club, with the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus have all been suggested as potential destinations for the 29-year-old who has scored 22 goals this season.
The Midlands club face a battle to keep hold of their Mexican No9 when the transfer market reopens with plenty of clubs interested, but believed that they could keep hold of the striker after putting a massive price tag on his head.
And according to reports on the Daily Star, Wolves are hoping that a massive £90 million price tag will be enough to fend off interest from the clubs that are chasing Jimenez, including the Arsenal.
Look, it will be a massive surprise in the summer to still see Jimenez at Wolves as he is surely heading to a big club during the transfer window.
It will be very interesting to see just where he ends up in the summer as big offers will arrive, and he will surely struggle to reject the likes of Arsenal if they come calling.
Dani Ceballos has told Arsenal that he is open to extending his stay in the Premier League as doors remained closed to him at parent club Real Madrid.
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.
However, despite the fact His campaign at Arsenal has not always been smooth sailing, with injuries, a change in manager and the coronavirus outbreak hindering his cause, but Ceballos has showcased his talent, and has now admitted that he is open to staying in the Premier League.
Ceballos told El Larguero when quizzed on his plans: “The owner of my future next year is me. Next year I want to play and I will hardly be able to do it at Real Madrid.
“Would I return with [Zinedine] Zidane? I have to make the decision. He told me this year that the best thing was for me to leave and get experience.
“Everyone makes their decisions and they must be respected, I have nothing against him because he has always been very clear with me.
“Betis? It is an option. I do not close the door to play in any club. I do not rule out continuing in the Premier [League].”
“The coach plays a game very similar to what [Manchester] City is trying to do and I think we make a game philosophy that is difficult for the rival to fit in with,” Ceballos, who helped the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Southampton in their most recent outing, added.
“He does not talk about anecdotes with Pep [Guardiola] but it shows in his training, I have learned a lot about soccer in a different way. It is a luxury to be able to learn from a coach with these qualities.”
Former Chelsea forward Chris Sutton called the headline-taking Mesut Ozil a “bad smell” at Arsenal.
Ozil has been a divisive figure at Arsenal for some time now, but there are many out there that firmly believe that he needs to pack his bags in the summer and leave the club, as he is no longer needed.
Mikel Arteta has a plan in his head that he wants to go with and it seems that Ozil is not part of his plans at the Emirates, with Ozil sitting out Arsenal’s first three games since the Premier League restarted.
Now Sutton has claimed that he pities Arteta who has to deal with having such a high earner on his team who isn’t willing to do the work required of him.
He said on BBC Football’s Daily Podcast: “I don’t feel sorry for Arsenal at all. I feel sorry for the fans, I feel sorry for Arteta, but I think he’s been so badly let down.
“Mesut Ozil couldn’t get on the bench and they had nine players on the bench.
“Arteta criticised his attitude in training. He’s on £350k a week. He’s an absolute disgrace, he has to give Arteta far more than that.
“Ozil is like a bad smell at the club, he really is. He is a nightmare for Arteta. A guy who is eating up massive, massive wages at the club who isn’t committed.
“Ozil owes Arsenal far more than he has actually given.”
Ozil is a man that is getting a very nice wag for doing nothing, so even though many want him out of the club, he has no need to go anywhere.