Arsenal make Wilshere decision, Arsenal have made signing of the transfer window, Arteta welcomes Partey buzz, stunning auba claim made
Massive Aubameyang claim made, Arsenal make Wilshere decision, Partey signing of the window and Arteta opens up on new signing in Arsenal roundup…
Arsenal have no interest in re-signing Jack Wilshere, reports have come out and revealed.
The 28-year-old is searching for a new club after having his West Ham contract mutually terminated on Monday, and there has been some shock speculation that he could make a sensational return to the Arsenal.
The England international midfielder, who is a product of the Gunners’ academy system, is a free agent at present after seeing his contract terminated by West Ham and could have got a move back to the Emirates as Mikel Arteta seeks to add a bit of depth to the squad.
However, reports on the Daily Star have revealed that Arsenal have made the decision that they have no desire to make a move and bring Wilshere back to the club, opening the door for Rangers to complete a transfer deal.
Adrian Durham recently claimed it makes sense for Jack Wilshere to seal a stunning return to Arsenal.
Durham said on the TalkSport website: “I’ve heard a rumour that Jack Wilshere was going to go back to Arsenal.
“I know people might scoff at it, but actually I think there’s a lot of sense there.
“He won’t be playing every week, but with a Europa League campaign, I think he’ll be well managed by Arteta.
“I think it’ll be a sentimental thing but I think it’ll be a positive thing for Jack Wilshere to go back to Arsenal and contribute.
“There’s unfinished business for Jack at Arsenal. He was meant to do something really special at Arsenal Football Club.
“If he goes back there he’s got an understanding manager who will put his arm around him and allow him that time to stay fit and to play and express himself.
“I think it could be the perfect thing for him.”
Mikel Arteta has admitted he is welcoming all the buzz surrounding new signing Thomas Partey
We all know that Mikel Arteta wanted to add a bit more defensive quality to his midfield over the summer transfer window, and we all know that Partey was the man that he wanted the most to add to his squad.
We also know that a deal was done, that Partey was given a big-time contract and that many Arsenal fans are excited to see just what the former Madrid man will bring to this midfield after making a very good name for himself over in Spanish football.
Arteta said: “There is a buzz around the place, the fans are really happy. I’ve seen some positive reactions after we brought him.
“It’s the same with the team, same with the staff, he’s a player we have rated for a long time and we have managed to bring him I think he’s going to be a really important addition to the team.
“Up to the last minute it’s always a risk – a lot of things happened at the same time. There’s a lot of paperwork to do, so it was a challenge to do it in 24 hours. In the end we managed to do it.”
Arteta, who said he hopes Atletico can “respect” Arsenal opting to pay Partey’s release clause, accepts there may be a period of adaption required.
“I think it’s something individual, depending on many factors – how they settle here in the city with their families, whether they speak the language or not, whether their qualities fit the team or Premier League. You see some adapting very quickly, others need more time,” he added
Thomas Partey was “the signing of the transfer window”, claims former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell.
We all know that Arsenal finally managed to splash the cash and seal a transfer deal to bring the impressive Partey to the Emirates for £45 million, a deal that has got many people excited about what he can bring to the club.
And former Gunners Campbell has opened up and claimed that Partey was the signing of the transfer window: “Thomas Partey was the signing of the transfer window,” ex-Gunners frontman Campbell told GentingBet. “For Arsenal to get him for £45m is tremendous business – Arsenal almost went in with balaclavas on and stole him!
“Atletico Madrid dropped the ball by only having a £45m release clause, he is a player that is a lot better than £45m in this current market, but that was the release cause and Arsenal met it and they have their man.
“It is a key position for the club, he is moving into his prime and he will spend those years at the football club, so he is someone that the club can build around in midfield.”
He added: “With Partey added to the mix, Arsenal need to be looking at finishing in the top four.
“Having that key figure defensively, someone who can protect the back is so important in modern day football and Arsenal haven’t had that in years – they’ve had players there who haven’t really liked playing there that have done a job but this is a level above.
“If they don’t get top four that will be disappointing – it needs to be the focus of the team this year.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “hasn’t been on form” since signing a lucrative new contract at Arsenal, admits Kevin Campbell.
There was so much speculation and rumours in the transfer window about the immediate future of Aubameyang, as many fans believed that he would pack his bags and leave the club for the likes of Barcelona.
However, Success in FA Cup and Community Shield competition, along with the ambition being shown by Mikel Arteta, helped to convince a Gabonese frontman that he should stay put, along with a massive £350,000-a-week contract, a deal that delighted many fans.
However, he has only managed to net once in the Premier League this season, in an opening day victory over Fulham, and Campbell concedes that the 31-year-old has not been at his best in 2020-21.
The former Gunners frontman told GentingBet, with Arsenal preparing to take in a testing visit to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday: “The game against Manchester City is a very important game for Aubameyang for a number of reasons.
“Aubameyang is a form player who hasn’t been on form [since he signed his new contract] but Arsenal haven’t created too many chances for him of late. I’m sure Arteta will recognise that and will be looking at opportunities to get him those chances.
“At the end of the day, winning is the key. Aubameyang is the captain and will know that.
“There is never an easy game at the Etihad so as long as they win, it doesn’t matter who scores but being the main man, Aubameyang will want to be the difference maker.”
Aubameyang is a man that will find the back of the net on a weekly basis, so fans are not too worried about the start he has had this season.
But they will surely be hoping that he doesnt turn into another Mesut Ozil?