Spaniard confirms Arsenal offer, £50 million star has transfer message for Arsenal about possible move, the great Emery debate (Video)
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Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti says he is happy at Barcelona and isn’t interested in a move away from the Camp Nou.
With Emery looking to spend some serious money during the summer transfer window, there was some speculation in the media that the Spanish boss was seeking to add some world class defenders to his squad, with Umtiti high up on the shopping list.
A knee injury, which required surgery, has seen the Frenchman lose his starting place to countryman Clement Lenglet, and reports suggested Barcelona were willing to allow him to depart the club during the summer window.
And reports even suggested that Emery was willing to spend around £50 million to try and secure a deal for the Barcelona defender, after the Spaniard admitted that he is interested in potentially signing the defender.
But the Gunners were unable to get a transfer deal done as the Frenchman had no intention of leaving the club, despite the fact he has failed to make the impact that many Barca fans expected when he was signed up.
However, there were some rumours in the media which suggested that he could be sold in the next transfer window, as the Spaniards are looking to balance their books and freshen up their ageing side.
But in another transfer twist, he has responded to speculation about his future, telling daily Marca: “Is my future long-term here? Yes, I feel good. I live well and work well here.”
Arsenal target Luis Enrique confirmed he was sounded out by a ‘foreign club’ before his reappointment as Spain’s national team head coach.
Now there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few weeks regarding the future of Unai Emery, who is not loved by many sections of the fans after failing to achieve what he was brought in to do, and that is challenge for the Premier League and Champions League titles.
His inability to get this Arsenal challenging once again has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was the clubs number one target, but he eventually signed for arch rivals Tottenham.
But after missing out on Mourinho, there was some speculation that the Gunners were interested in signing up Enrique, but he decided to head back into International football and re-signed with the Spanish National side.
Enrique appeared at a press conference on Wednesday for the first time since returning to national team duties and revealed on the Sky Sports website: ‘Yes, I received a call from a foreign club, although it did not materialise.’
Emery was forced to hold an emergency meeting with club chiefs Edu and Sanllehi in the tunnel area following the loss of two points against Southampton, a side placed 19th in the table, on Saturday and has subsequently been given four games to save his job
Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have been debating on whether or not Arsenal should sack Unai Emery.
The pressure Is mounting, the Arsenal fans are not happy and there is a feeling in the media that it is only a matter of time before the Gunners hierarchy say enough is enough, and they finally get rid of the Spaniard.
It is the hot topic around Arsenal right now, and former United ace Neville and Liverpool legend Carragher have both had their say on the debate, with both putting some good points across as to whether or not he should get the sack.
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