Arsenal have Aubameyang hope, Martinelli sends class message to Saka, striker responds to speculation, Edu gives green light for deal to happen
Arsenal Auba hope, Weghorst responds, Martinelli sends class Saka message, Edu gives Partey green light in Arsenal roundup..
Wout Weghorst has responded to reports that Arsenal are interested in a possible transfer deal this coming summer.
Despite being the most important player at the Emirates right now, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be packing his bags at the end of the season and moving on in search of adding some silverware to the cabinet.
It is believed that the likes of Barcelona are ready to jump in and offer him a way to La Liga, while Manchester United are also keen, despite the fact that Arsenal are still in deep talks with the Gabon hitman about signing a massive £300,000-a-week contract, which is what he is reportedly demanding.
And that has led to all sorts of speculation about new strikers arriving at the club, with a number of the game biggest forwards linked with a move, and now Weghorst is added to that list.
The 27-year-old Wolfsburg striker has a contract with the Bundesliga club that doesn’t expire until 2023, but reports on the BILD website has claimed that the German side would allot him to leave the club in the summer if the likes of Arsenal pay that £32 million asking price.
The Dutch striker enjoyed an impressive season in the Bundesliga, scoring 16 goals in a side which finished seventh in the table and only the likes of robert Lewandowski and Timo Werner have scored more than him in the German League.
Responding to Arsenal’s reported interest, Weghorst said on the Metro: ‘That would be nice, wouldn’t it. That would be a good thing, of course that fits in the perfect picture.’
‘This is a very boring answer, but you really shouldn’t be asking me about that. I would say call them up,’ he added when asked if he had been in contact with any potential suitors.
‘In the end, of course, I also made a clear career plan, mapped out a plan. But you always have to see how it goes.’
Mikel Arteta’s hopes of landing Thomas Partey have been given a boost after the deal was given the green light by Arsenal’s technical director Edu.
Arsenal know that they may need to prepare for next season as this year may be over, and that means that the club will need to get into that transfer kitty early in the summer and sign players that they believe, will make an impact in the side next season.
And the club have been linked with a move for Partey for many years now, and have once again showed a keen interest in a possible deal, as the 26-year-old has been in impressive form for the Spanish side and starred in their win over Liverpool in the Champions League earlier in the season
Recent reports on Corriere dello Sport claimed he is now “one step away” from a transfer move to the Emirates, as the reports suggests that Arsenal have left a £43.3 million offer on the table for the Spaniards to accept.
Head of international recruitment Francis Cagigao, who brought in Gabriel Martinelli, was the man who initially identified Partey as a key signing, according to the Daily Mail, and the move has now been approved by both Arteta and Edu.
Financing the deal may prove difficult, however. Funds will need to be raised to sign the Ghanaian, with Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira all facing the exit door in order for Arteta to get his man.
There is much doubt that Arteta will get the funds he needs to get the players he wants, but it will be interesting to see if they do actually make a move for Partey, as he seems to be the clubs number one transfer target, well, according to the media.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is looking to extend his contract, according to Julien Laurens.
Despite being the most important player at the Emirates right now, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Aubameyang will be packing his bags at the end of the season and moving on in search of adding some silverware to the cabinet.
It is claimed Aubameyang is demanding more than £300,000-a-week to extend his stay in north London, and while the club may be hesitant to match his wage demands given his age, many fans are hoping that he decides to commit his immediate future with the club.
And as Arsenal close in on their hopes of getting back inside the top four spots this season, Laurens has opened up and claimed that Aubameyang is looking to extend his stay at the Arenal.
“More good news for Arsenal fans after the new contracts for Saka and Martinelli: talks are positive and moving forward with Aubameyang,” Laurens wrote on Twitter.
“He wants a 3 year deal and £250k a week. He wants to stay. The club wants him to stay. Negotiations continue.”
Ex-Arsenal star Sol Campbell recently claimed the Gabon international still has plenty of years left in the tank and is well worth the big money deal.
“Aubameyang guarantees you goals, and if you sell your goals you’re in a very difficult position to replace them,” the ex-Arsenal striker said on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He’s guaranteed to get you 20 goals a season, minimum, so how are you going to replace that?
“If you don’t give him what he wants, it’s going to cost more to find someone to replace him, and even then they are not proven they can come in and do it.
“He’s in the building! Yes, he’s going to be 31 but he’s still lean, he’s still sharp, he’s still fast – this is the type of player you build around.
“I don’t know what they’re thinking at the club, but I’d have signed him a year ago!”
Brazilian star Gabriel Martinelli admitted he was delighted to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and sign a new long-term deal with Arsenal.
Martinelli has had a break-through season at the Arsenal under Unai Emery and Now Mikel Arteta, and has got many at the club excited about what kind of player that he could turn too over the next few seasons.
However, there was a few transfer rumours in the media that a new contract could not be completed and that he could actually leave the club in the summer, with reports linking Martinelli with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But as quickly as those rumours surfaced, they have been shut down after he agreed to commit his immediate future to the club, and Martinelli admitted he was delighted to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and sign a new long-term deal with Arsenal.
He said on the METRO: ‘Congratulations to Bukayo on his new deal. He’s a fantastic guy who deserves so much.
‘We chat and have a laugh together every day, so hopefully we can enjoy plenty of success going forward with Arsenal.’
‘It’s as if we are a family and everyone is united,’ Martinelli added:
‘Everyone chats to everyone and you have players like (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang or (Alexandre) Lacazette, who are top footballers, but they’re great people as well.
‘Emi Martinez and David Luiz as well. I can’t thank them enough for helping me settle in and I’m grateful to God for this opportunity.
‘[Mikel Arteta] helped me so much since he took over. As I’ve said before, when the ball is in midfield, I have to shape my body correctly to head towards goal.
‘He’s helped me in many areas, so I think he’ll be very important in terms of my development at Arsenal.
‘I hope to contribute with lots of goals, assists, good performances and results for the club.’