Arsenal need to get German deal done, Brazilian to replace Luiz? World cup winner could be signed? 37-goal striker makes Arsenal decision after holding talks
Ozil needs to be sold, Silva replace Luiz? Boateng move could be made, David makes transfer decision in Arsenal roundup…
Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Thiago Silva with the Brazilian defender willing to take a pay-cut, but could he replace David Luiz?
With Mikel Arteta seeking to improve a number of key areas of the pitch this summer transfer window, there has been alot of speculation in the media that he wants to spend some serious money to acquire the services of a new defender.
the results may have picked up for the Arsenal before the coronavirus outbreak stopped football, but the Gunners have still conceded over 50 goals in the Premier League, and needs work ahead of next season.
Add that to the news that David Luiz could be leaving the club during the summer transfer window after failing to extend his 12 month deal with the Gunners, means that Arteta seriously needs to sign an experienced defender.
And that has led to speculation in the media which has suggested that Arteta is ready to offer Silva a big money contract to make that move to the Emirates in the summer, especially after PSG confirmed that he will be leaving the club.
Now, recent reports have claimed Silva has made it clear he isn’t seeking money and is willing to take a huge drop in his £325,000-a-week wages in order to filfil his ambitions of playing in the Premier League.
The Gunners will be alerted to the fact that Silva is ready to lower his wage demands as he dreams of competing in England, as they do not have the financial power this coming summer to just offer out massive contracts over £300,000-a-week.
Arsenal need to “cut their losses” on Mesut Ozil and let the World Cup winner move on, says Martin Keown.
Ozil has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons ever since he signed that massive £350,000-a-week contract at the club just a few seasons ago, especially as many feel that he does not deserve that contract.
It is believed that Arsenal would be open to the idea of letting Ozil leave in the summer, and he was not even on the Arsenal bench against Manchester City in midweek, despite being fit to play.
And Keown believes Arteta needs to be forcing that issue in the next window, with Unai Emery having ignored similar pleas and ultimately paid the price for failing to get Arsenal’s house in order.
“The Ozil situation when Emery took the job, I felt at that time the best thing he could have done is to take Ozil away and sell him at that point,” former Gunners defender Keown told talkSPORT.
“In fact, I advised him to do that at the time.
“What we have seen with Ozil – for one reason or another, and everyone feels you’re picking on him – he’s a player that isn’t part of the future at Arsenal.
“They need to cut their losses and let Ozil go, otherwise the other players see the bad habits that he may have.
“I’m assuming he hasn’t trained well enough and really given it everything, and the manager now doesn’t want to invest any more time in him.
“But when you have someone around the edges of a football club like that, with all of those impressionable young men, it’s time for change.
“Arteta is part of that change and part of that new freshness, but if you don’t make the right decisions then you are no longer a part of that, you are a part of the past.”
Arsenal have suffered a summer transfer blow in their pursuit of Gent star Jonathan David, reports claim.
Arsenal fans have been frustrated in recent weeks about the future of their star man Aubameyang, who is showing all the indications that he wants to pack his bags, jump on a plane and leave the club.
The likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, PSG and Real Madrid have all shown a keen interest in trying to secure a possible deal, but with the coronavirus stopping all football, it means they will have to wait until the pandemic is over to open up official talks.
That has meant that Mikel Arteta has been eyeing up several options for Arsenal should Aubameyang depart the club in the summer, with the very impressive David very high up on the shopping list of the Spaniard.
He’s since proven himself as one of the brightest talents in world football having scored a phenomenal 37 goals and provided 15 assists in 83 appearances for the club.
Belgian newspaper HLN claim Arsenal have held exploratory talks with David’s representatives in recent months, but appear likely NOT to secure his signature.
And that, according to HLN, is because David is determined to join a Bundesliga club and will NOT consider a different league.
There’s no shortage of interest in Germany with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach all in touch.
Arsenal could look to solve their David Luiz issues with a possible summer move for German defender Jerome Boateng.
David Luiz’s contact is due to expire at the end of the season and an agreement is not in place for an extension, although the defender has admitted that he would like to stay at the club, but Arsenal should not hand him a new contract.
Luiz looked off the pace against Manchester City in the first-game back from the coronavirus stoppage, and just showed that he is no longer capable of competing with the best players at the very top of the game.
And that means that Mikel Arteta will need to add another defender to the side, an experienced leader that will shore up that back-line and make it much more solid, with reports Boateng could be signed.
Arsenal were put on red alert by the news that veteran Boateng wanted to quit Bayern Munich after failing to hold down his place as a guaranteed starter this season, But club bosses were reluctant to seal a deal for the German defender due to concerns over his fitness and £196,000-a-week wages.
But with his contract expiring next summer the Gunners could get a discounted transfer fee for the German, star, who still made over thirty appearances for the German Champions this season.
ARSENAL saved a ton of money in the last couple of transfer windows but need to invest that at the end of the season or they will never close that gap on the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, who will also be looking to improve their squads when the summer transfer window opens up.
So if Arteta does get the money to land a few players this summer, he needs to invest wisely as the club are falling backwards and not going forwards with the kind of players that are at the club, and that could be signed.
Would Boateng be a good signing? He would be a more solid and reliable performer than Luiz.