UEFA president sends banned message to Arsenal, £35m midfielder responds to reports he could make Arsenal move, Arsenal urged to sell star, Midfielder expecting transfer offers for Frenchman,
Arsenal could be banned by UEFA, Bunedia addresses rumours, Rakitic expecting Kounde offers and Campbell tells Arsenal to sell Leno in Arsenal roundup…
Kevin Campbell has opened up and told Arsenal that they should cash in on Bern Leno in the summer transfer window.
The German survived a scare to his place as Arsenal’s first choice when Mikel Arteta picked him over Emi Martinez at the start of the season, but while Martinez has been brilliant for Aston Villa, Leno has been struggling with inconsistency at Arsenal.
And Campbell says he would be happy to drive Leno to a new team if Arsenal gets a better goalkeeper. When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on Leno potentially leaving, Campbell said:
“What I will say is, if Arsenal went for a top level goalkeeper, I will drive Leno to another club myself.
“The issue is, the club paid big money for Leno and I’m not sure whether they would recoup that. They also got rid of Martinez so it is quite clear that he is there number one.
“Leno has not been consistent enough this season and that is why I question whether he is a top level goalkeeper.
“At Arsenal, you need a top-level goalkeeper and there is definitely better out there than Leno.
“At the end of the day, if you can sign a top-class goalkeeper and get Leno moved on, you do it. He would not want to play second fiddle.”
Leno is a decent stopper but the Gunners made a mistake by letting Martinez leave the club last summer, but it is their mistake and they will now need to splash the cash in order to signa goalkeeper that will replace the German.
But do we believe Arteta will do that? No we do not
Ivan Rakitic can “understand” why a big-money transfer may appeal to Sevilla team-mate Jules Kounde this summer, with Arsenal just one club reportedly interested in a transfer deal.
Despite doing a great job since his arrival at the Emirates, Mikel Arteta knows that he needs to add another defender to the squad in the coming transfer window as he needs to strengthen that area of the pitch.
And that has led to many reports in the media that the Gunners are very much interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for Kounde, who is also attracting Premier League interest from Manchester City, United and Liverpool.
Rakitic believes more offers will be put on the table in the next window, with the opportunity to link up with title-chasing heavyweights holding obvious appeal to an ambitious youngster.
Rakitic has told DjMaRiiO: “A boy like Kounde, at his age, if he gets an offer from one of the biggest clubs in the world, you have to understand the kid and his situation.”
Arteta will surely get alot of money to spend in the transfer window as the board will surely believe that he can guide the club back to the very top of the game, and it will be interesting to see whom he acquires.
But if they did sign Kounde in the transfer window, he would be a very good investment by the club and certainly a player that they can help mould into one of the vert best defenders in world football.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said players from the 12 proposed breakaway clubs should be banned from all UEFA competitions “as soon as possible.” and that clubs may also get banned from Uefa competitions as soon as possible.
Controversial plans were unveiled last night by 12 clubs to form a breakaway new league, with six Premier League clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, signed up to the proposals.
The whole world is watching on to see what clubs, managers and players have to say on the proposed deal, that could end ruin the beautiful game of football that we love in the next couple of seasons
Arsenal are still currently involved in the Europa League and could have a chance to win that title in the next couple of months, but they have been sent a clear message by Uefa President Ceferin that players risked being banned from any UEFA competitions with immediate effect.
Sky Sports pundit Bryan Swanson Tweeted: “UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said players from the 12 proposed breakaway clubs should be banned from all UEFA competitions “as soon as possible.” Euro 2020? “We’re still assessing situation with our legal team.” #SSN #UEFA
Look, Arsenal are not the only club that are involved in the massive stories over the past 24 hours, but they are turning their backs on the loyal fans that have supported them over the years for money.
The Gunners are a big club, but they are not one of the biggest in world football and they will struggle to compete with the likes of Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and even Liverpool on a weekly basis.
They are in it for the money…not success.
Emiliano Buendia is reluctant to speculate on whether the summer window could deliver a big-money move, with the likes of Arsenal linked with a transfer move.
With Mikel Arteta a man that knows he needs to add a bit more creativity to his midfield, there has been alot of rumours over the past few weeks which have suggested that he is lining up a move to try and sign Buendia
The 24-year-old has helped the Canaries to bounce back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, with promotion out of the Championship secured with four games to spare.
Buendia has taken in 117 appearances for Norwich, registering 22 goals and 41 assists across those outings, and reports have constantly claimed that Arteta is hoping to get that £35 million to get the player all signed up.
Quizzed on his future plans, Buendia said in the Pink’Un: “Everyone knows I have a contract here, I am really happy here but everyone has hopes for the future.
“I always say that I am really pleased with this club, it means a lot for me and my life, and also for my family.
“I am really happy and we will see what happens in the future.”
Buendia has been brilliant in the Championship over the past 12 months and it is very easy to see just why the Gunners are interested in a transfer deal, but now he is in the Premier League, they can keep an eye on his performances.
That is the test that he needs and if he impresses back in the top-flight, then they should make a transfer move. But it will be very interesting to see just what happens.