Spaniard tells Arsenal he wants Premier League move, Arsenal table offer for Midfielder, Arteta makes admission on future, Midfielder ‘would jump at Chance’ to make Gunners move
Ramsey eyes Arsenal return, Mikel Arteta makes admission, Benitez opens door to deal and Arsenal table offer for Bayern ace in Arsenal roundup..
Former Liverpool and shock Arsenal target manager Rafael Benitez says he wants his next job to be in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has been a manager that has been fully praised for many aspects of how he has run the Arsenal since he took over last season, and that FA Cup win really helped put some excitement on this season.
However, despite that good run in the Europa League, Arteta has seen his Arsenal side perform at a level that they should not be and are struggling well down that Premier League table, when they should have been challenging for a top four spot.
That has led to reports in the media that the board may get rid of the Spaniard and Benitez has been a name that has been linked with a move to the Gunners for many seasons and now that he is a free agent, he is back on the radar of the club
“I moved to China because there were no top sides here, so I needed to keep competing and doing my job,” Benitez told Sky Sports News’ Inside Football.
“But at the moment I’m quite keen to stay in England, in Liverpool. I’m watching every Premier League game and sometimes Championship games so that I’m always ready.
“The priority is England, the Premier League, my family is here and I like the style of football here. I will try to be ready here.
“I am watching the Serie A because it is a good league for me but there, in France, in Germany, in Portugal, I don’t see too many options in these countries to have a project where you can develop players and make the team more competitive.”
We could see why hiring Benitez would be tempting for Arsenal, he has proven himself in the game on many occasions. But if the club are looking to close the gap on both Manchester giants and Chelsea next season, then he is not the man for them.
Arsenal are going to need someone to come in and revolutionise the way they play and improve the players the club have in the squad.
Aaron Ramsey would jump at the chance of returning to Arsenal, as he looks set to leave Juventus at the end of the season.
The Welshman was a key player for the Gunners as he made more than 350 appearances for the club over a decade in north London, but after failing to agree a new contract at the Emirates, he left for Juventus on a free transfer in 2019.
However, The 30-year-old has struggled for form and fitness since joining the Serie A giants – with most of appearances coming off the bench, with reports continually linking him back with a move to English football.
Il Bianconeri says the midfielder knows that his time in Italy is limited and Juventus has started to work on selling him, with reports also claiming that a number of English clubs are showing an interest in getting a deal done.
However, Ramsey’s priority is to return to Arsenal and he would jump at the chance of playing at the Emirates again.
That move to Juventus was a very good one for the player to make, but why it has not work out is a mystery to many people, he certainly has the ability to succeed over in Italy.
However, he may want a move back to the Emirates, but it would not be a good bit of business by Arsenal to get this transfer deal done, Ramsey is done at the top of the game and adding him to the squad will just waste space in the squad.
There are better options out there, it would be a massive shock to see Arsenal even make a big for the player, never-mins actually sign him back up.
Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso has admitted that he would love to play in the Premier League, with reports Chelsea are reportedly interested in a deal
Tolisso is seen as a top midfielder that is very highly-rated across Europe, but this season he has bee plagued by serious injuries and by the end of the season, he could miss total of 24 matches for the German outfit.
And with Bayern seeking to revamp the squad in the summer window in order to try and win back that Champions League title, there has been reports on the Guardian that they will allow him to leave for the right price.
And that price, is £20 million, which is far less than what they paid for his services back in 2017. But with his injury issues, they know they will not be able to get top money for the star.
German publication Kicker have claimed that Arsenal one one of a number of clubs that have already tabled an offer for the midfielder
And The Premier League may well be his chosen destination, if his previous comments to France Football(via Sky Sports) are anything to go by.
“Many clubs make me dream like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and England with teams like Arsenal,” he said.
“I like the Premier League and I think I am well suited to it. It is the league that offers the most competition, it is the most open, the most hard-fought and the most spectacular.”
Arsenal are linked with every player in the world and unfortunately, that is the case here too. Tolisso is a classy player, but his injury issues may be a real concern for the Gunners if they are looking to get a deal done
Mikel Arteta admits that his position as Arsenal manager is “under scrutiny” after the Gunners went out of the Europa League.
Arteta has delivered FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs while at the Gunners helm, and there was big expectations that he could deliver a Premier League challenge this season.
However, That has not been the case this season and he has seen his big players under-perform, has seen his back-line concede too many goals and his strikers not score enough goals, which has left the club ninth in the Premier League and without European football for the first time in 25 years.
That has led to speculation that the Arsenal board will make a decision on the future of Arteta and will look to let the Spaniard depart the club at the end of the season, with a number of names being linked with a move.
Arteta is aware of the pressure he finds himself under after struggling to establish forward momentum at Arsenal and told reporters when asked if he remains the right man for the job: “I wouldn’t be sitting here if I couldn’t. You will see it. It’s not about talking, it’s about showing it on the pitch.
“I feel the pressure all the time because I want to do as good as I can for the team, for every support that I have here and for the fans. Today is a big disappointment because we tried everything to be in that final.
“I think everybody’s job is under scrutiny.”