Star OFFICIALLY signs with Arsenal – Edu in talks to sign striker – Arteta confirms defender will be a Gunner
Edu hold Osimhen talks – Saliba told he is coming back to Arsenal – Elneny signs deal in Arsenal news of the day…
Mohamed Elneny has announced his pure delight that he has agreed a new contract with Arsenal
The Egyptian star has found game time hard to come by this season and has had to watch the games from the bench, but he has played a key role in the run in of the Premier League season
The injury to Thomas Partey has offered Elneny the chance to shine, and with reports suggesting that Mikel Arteta will not want to lose many more players in the transfer window, Elneny was ready to sign a new deal with the Gunners
And soon after the season has finished – Arsenal have come out and announced that Elneny has agreed a new contract at the Emirates – although they have not divulged the duration of the contract signed.
“Midfielder Mohamed [Elneny] is extending his stay with us,” Arsenal revealed on their official website. “Elneny has been a key member of the squad since joining us from Basel in 2016. He’s made 147 appearances, scoring five goals and contributing 10 assists.”
Here is what Elneny said:
“I feel like when you play in one of the biggest teams in the world and you have an amazing family and the fans are really amazing as well – they make me feel special,” Elneny told the same portal.
“You feel like you are special for this club and this club is special for you. Of course, I want to stay here until I finish my career actually.”
“I needed to hear what he’s thinking about me and I always say to him, ‘Mikel, I really appreciate what you’ve done for me.’
“Because with Mikel I play more than I was before. I said to him, ‘Mikel, if you say to me that you want me to stay or you want me to leave, I’m going to do whatever you want.’
“Then the way he spoke about me is something that really makes me emotional.
“It was really good for me to hear it from Mikel, about the way I play and the way I’m happy with him and being positive. It’s incredible for me to feel this way from Mikel, from the club, and from Edu. I’m really happy.”
Elneny may not be the most glamourous of players – but fans will surely be hoping that this does not mean no new midfielders will be signed
Elneny is good – but there are better out there
Saliba on way back….
Mikel Arteta has confirmed that French defender William Saliba will be heading back to Arsenal in the summer
Saliba’s impressive season with Marseille led to him being named as the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year – and he is keen to stay at the French sign in order to play Champions League football next season
The move to the south of France was the third loan deal Arsenal have arranged for Saliba since signing him, following stints at Saint-Etienne and Nice. and he has admitted that he does not want to move back to the Emirates
But despite Saliba not wanting to return to Arsenal, boss Mikel Arteta wants him BACK at the Emirates and is now finally keen to integrate his young star into his Arsenal defence after seeing him impress over in Ligue 1
Arsenal have reportedly even gone as far as to promise the centre-back an ‘integral role’ in the team, with Saliba potentially ousting one of Ben White or Gabriel Magalhaes
Arteta told RMC: ‘He has to come back.
‘He has the experience and has been in the necessary environment in order to be competitive with us.
‘If he had stayed with us this year, where we had one Premier League game every week, with Ben White and Gabriel, he wouldn’t have had half the playing time he had with Marseille, that’s for sure.
‘For his growth and what he can do next season, that wouldn’t have been good. William wasn’t with us because he wouldn’t have had the playing time to gain experience. That’s it, there’s nothing else.’
Over in France Saliba is one of the best defenders in the League – he really has developed very nicely with Marseille
If Arteta is ready to give him a real chance in that Arsenal midfield next season – then there is no harm in the Frenchman doing that
However, for his development – sitting on the bench is not what he needs – so it will be interesting to see how this happens
Edu holds Osimhen talks…
Arsenal have begun talks to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to the latest reports in the media today
It is no secret that despite all the attacking quality that Mikel Arteta currently has in his squad, Arsenal are lacking a proven striker that will bang in the goals on a regular basis
Alexandre Lacazette has been putting in the impressive performances, that is true, but the Frenchman will never be, and never has been, a striker that is capable of netting 30-goals a season.
That means that Mikel Arteta will need to delve into that transfer kitty and add a striker to the squad, which has led to reports in the media which have claimed that Osimhen is a player that the club are very much interested in signing.
Recent reports in the media have claimed that the Napoli forward wants a move to the Emirates this summer, as it is his dream to play for the Arsenal – but a move wont come cheap for the club
It has been claimed that Napoli will demand a fee over £69 million for the striker – but that is not stopping Arsenal and GOAL have claimed that the Gunners have already started making their moves for the player
They claim Arsenal’s technical director Edu has held talks with the striker’s agent in London – but believe that the fee will be an issue as Napoli are notoriously difficult to agree terms with
Napoli signed Osimhen from Lille in a €81.3 million (£69.5m) deal in 2020 and it’s understood that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would want a significantly higher fee.
There has been so many players linked with a move to the Emirates, and there have been some top strikers linked with a move to the club
But why not make a move for a player that is already proven in the Premier League rather than sign a striker that would need time to adapt to the pace – quality and toughness of the English game?
He surely isnt worth more than what Napoli paid for him right?