Williams signs up, Partey message sent, Arsenal offer contract to free agent, Saka and Martinelli claim made, Ozil to be sold in Arsenal weekly
Williams signs up, Partey message sent, Gunners move for Sarr, Saka and Martinelli future stars, Arsenal may offload Ozil in Arsenal weekly roundup..
Thomas Partey is “the sort of player that Arsenal need”, says Martin Keown, who believes he is the perfect partner for Lucas Torreira.
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
Keown is seeing talk of an imminent move to England start to build, with the legend claiming that the 27-year-old could be a shrewd addition alongside Torreira – once the combative Uruguayan returns to fitness.
The former Arsenal defender told Stadium Astro: “I think Partey from Atletico Madrid, the midfield player that sits, very strong, tough player.
“He’s the sort of type of player that Arsenal need in that midfield.
“I think Torreira is a player who doesn’t get used enough, I know he’s been injured.
“[Granit] Xhaka has come in and done better but I’m not sure that is the right answer.”
Arsenal have reportedly offered a contract to free agent Malang Sarr ahead of the summer transfer window.
With Mikel Arteta seeking to improve a number of key areas of the pitch this summer transfer window, there has been alot of speculation in the media that he wants to spend some serious money to acquire the services of some new players.
The Gunners boss is no fool and knows that he needs to improve certain aspects of this Arsenal side in order to get the club challenging for trophies once again, and with the transfer kitty expected to be tight, he is looking for some bargains.
And according to reports on L’Equipe, Arsenal have made the first move to try and convince Sarr that a summer move to the Emirates would be the right one for the man to make after becoming a free agent.
Sarr, a France Under-21 international, is considered one of Europe’s best defensive talents, but he left Nice at the end of last month and is available for nothing after failing to agree a new contract
Despite his youth, Sarr has already made over 100 appearances in Ligue 1, and he played under former Gunner Patrick Vieira, who is currently Nice manager.
Arsenal Women have completed the signing of Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams from Melbourne City.
Williams has made 88 appearances for the Matildas and has twice been named Australia’s Women’s Footballer of the Year, and after a few months of transfer talks, the Gunners have decided to make the move and get a deal wrapped up.
Arsenal know they need to improve the side in the transfer window, and unlike the mens team, the club are seeking to get their transfer business done very early, so they can get the new players settled ahead of next season.
The 32-year-old becomes Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, following last week’s arrival of fellow Australian Steph Catley, who also joined from Melbourne City, and she has opened up and admitted her delight at signing with the Arsenal.
“To be given an opportunity to come over and play with some of the best players in the world is really exciting,” Williams told Arsenal.com.
“I remember watching Arsenal as a young kid, so It’s amazing to be a part of this team. I can’t wait to meet all of my teammates.”
“This is another really important signing for us,” said head coach Joe Montemurro.
“With the wealth of experience that Lydia brings,
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are future world stars, according to Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
Saka has contributed four goals to Arsenal’s cause in 36 appearances this term, along with an impressive total of 11 assists, and the Gunners tied the English winger down to a new four-year contract last week in light of his recent performances.
Martinelli, meanwhile, arrived at Emirates Stadium from Brazilian outfit Ituano for a fee of £8 million ($10m) last summer, and the 19-year-old has seized every opportunity to prove himself with both hands, scoring 10 goals in 26 outings to establish himself this season.
And Martinez thinks that both men are destined to reach the very top of the game if they continue on their current trajectory.
“I’m telling you, Saka and Martinelli are the future stars, not just for the Arsenal, but in the Premier League and in the world,” the Gunners shot-stopper told Talksport.
“They’re willing to listen, they do extra work away from the training ground, they get on with everyone in the club and when they’re on the field they do different stuff.
“They are different class. If they put it in their mind that they can be the best, they can reach that.”
Martinez added:: “Saka can be in the England team already, he’s the kind of player you need in your team. It’s not just about how much he gives you [on the pitch], he’s very positive and even with the top, experienced players that have been around, there are not many players like him.
“He’s a team player. I could give him my gloves and he would perform in goal, that’s Saka. I’m a bit worried, actually!”
Arsenal may decide to offload Mesut Ozil to protect their “next generation” of talent, according to legend Martin Keown.
Ozil is constantly in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as he has not bee impressive since he signed that massive £350,000-a-week contract just a few seasons ago, which many believe he has not warned.
Ozil has not seen a single minute of action since the restart, with Mikel Arteta publicly suggesting that 31-year-old’s fitness levels have fallen below the required standard, and Keown expects Arsenal to cut their losses on a divisive figure this summer, so that the club’s younger players are not tempted to follow the same example he has set during his time in north London.
Asked if the German still has a future at the Emirates, the former Gunners defender told Stadium Astro: “No, I don’t think he does and I think really this summer now they may see the player being paid off, because I think now it’s about protecting the next generation.
“I think it’s a real shame, because he had a magnificent talent, but if you’re not prepared to work hard out of possession for the team, then you don’t get to play in the new Arsenal at the moment and that’s what Arteta is all about.
“Work ethic comes first and then everything else is a bonus, you play from there. Clearly he’s not seeing enough on the training pitch.”
He added: “People go into comfort zones whether they like it or not, they can’t often see it. But, you know, that must have played a part. He’s a millionaire every month, after tax.
“My attitude to that is every player should get the best contract they can, and if he’s performing he deserves that, but when he doesn’t, it’s very expensive for Arsenal Football Club.
“It maybe sends the complete wrong message to some of those youngsters, he’s had opportunities he hasn’t taken.”
Ozil is surely done at the Emirates, and if they can get him off that wage bill, it will be a very smart move from the club, he needs to be sold!