mikel arteta – Best Toplink http://besttoplink.info/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 15:22:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://besttoplink.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png mikel arteta – Best Toplink http://besttoplink.info/ 32 32 Ralf Rangnick provides update on Marcus Rashford amid Arsenal transfer links with England striker https://besttoplink.info/ralf-rangnick-provides-update-on-marcus-rashford-amid-arsenal-transfer-links-with-england-striker/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 10:42:10 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/ralf-rangnick-provides-update-on-marcus-rashford-amid-arsenal-transfer-links-with-england-striker/ Arsenal are set to have a very busy summer transfer window, both in terms of inflows and outflows, with Mikel Arteta continuing the process of creating a squad that fully represents his identity. The Gunners are currently in a strong position to finish in the top four this season and major credit must go to […]]]>

Arsenal are set to have a very busy summer transfer window, both in terms of inflows and outflows, with Mikel Arteta continuing the process of creating a squad that fully represents his identity.

The Gunners are currently in a strong position to finish in the top four this season and major credit must go to the new summer signings.

Arteta and technical director Edu have both been heavily criticized for the recruitment strategy adopted, but it is safe to say that a clear methodology has been adopted, with Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White and Martin Odegaard all having impacts. stellar in the first team.

The focus for the next transfer window will revolve around adding significant quality in the team’s engine room and upfront.

Someone who has been surprisingly linked with a move to the Emirates is Marcus Rashford, who is reportedly considering an Old Trafford exit.

But Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Ragnick is not at all concerned about the 24-year-old’s current situation.

“I spoke with him yesterday and the day before so I don’t know,” Rangnick told reporters Friday.

“During my 25 years in professional football, I decided not to pay too much attention to the things that happen in the media. He didn’t tell me anything, he told me that he is always happy and that he wants to play at a high level for the club.

“There was no mention that he wasn’t happy here. For me, that’s not a concern at all.

“My worry and worry or what I’m trying to achieve with him is what we did with, for example, Anthony [Elanga]with Jadon [Sancho]with one or two other young players we have, to improve his performance and make sure he gets the best version of himself.”

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal step up their interest in Rashford once the current season is over and there are certainly many aspects to a potential deal that are attractive.

The England international is still very young, already has a lot of experience and under Arteta’s guidance can become a much better player.

On the other hand, Rashford’s wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block and given that the North Londoners already have several options left in Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe, one could argue that he is no is not necessary and someone with a bias to the right flank should be prioritized.

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Arsenal want £28.9m winger who is a ‘better player’ than Nicolas Pepe and Edu knows how to do it – Tom Canton https://besttoplink.info/arsenal-want-28-9m-winger-who-is-a-better-player-than-nicolas-pepe-and-edu-knows-how-to-do-it-tom-canton/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/arsenal-want-28-9m-winger-who-is-a-better-player-than-nicolas-pepe-and-edu-knows-how-to-do-it-tom-canton/ The focus for Arsenal in the summer transfer window will be on central midfield and striker positions. football.london understand that Mikel Arteta is looking at these areas among a number of expected additions that aim to see more three players arrive. With that in mind, Arsenal will surely see players arrive in other areas of […]]]>

The focus for Arsenal in the summer transfer window will be on central midfield and striker positions.

football.london understand that Mikel Arteta is looking at these areas among a number of expected additions that aim to see more three players arrive. With that in mind, Arsenal will surely see players arrive in other areas of the team.

One position that has seen consistent ties with a variety of players is wide forward. Netherlands international Noa Lang was a previously touted name at the end of the 2021 summer window, but links have resurfaced more recently, suggesting long-term interest from Arsenal.

The advertised price would be in the region of €35m (£28.9m), an accessible fee, but if Arsenal are keen to invest heavily in the striker and central midfielder, it could significantly reduce their possible spend.

However, the possibility of exits facilitating a move would make a deal more likely in addition to the financial benefit of Champions League qualification, a path which seems the only way to convince Lang of the Gunners’ project.

The Arsenal Way spoke to Belgian football expert Bart Lagae in September following the first initial link with the Club Brugge winger. Bart felt the striker would only move to the Gunners if they qualify for Europe’s elite tournament.

“I think Arsenal have a chance to sign him if he qualifies for the Champions League next season because that’s where his ambition lies,” Lagae said.

Interestingly though, Bart called Lang a ‘better player’ than Nicolas Pepe.

“I think for Arsenal it’s [Lang] can on both wings. For example, on the right, in the position of Nicolas Pepe,” Lagae explained.

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“I would say he’s even more goal-focused and assist-focused than Pepe. He’s probably a better player.

“He can have a good combination with Saka. Saka the player running errands and Lang the setter. Lang doesn’t go deep without the ball; he always asks for the ball. So I think having him in combination with Saka and a striker, Aubameyang, etc., would work really well.

Perhaps Nicolas Pepe is the player who spends the summer opening the doors for Lang’s arrival.

football.london understood ahead of the January transfer window that Pepe would consider his options if his playing time didn’t improve.

Despite demands from Lyon and Marseille, Pepe stayed at Arsenal and Mikel Arteta even opened up about how the Ivorian impressed him with a renewed positive attitude.

His goal against Wolves proved vital to earn the three points and perhaps the catalyst the side needed to help them climb into the top four.

It remains to be seen whether he will stay with the club this summer, but the club appear ready to replace him should the 26-year-old move on.

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Bukayo Saka shows why Arsenal are preparing to make him the highest paid player amid transfer links https://besttoplink.info/bukayo-saka-shows-why-arsenal-are-preparing-to-make-him-the-highest-paid-player-amid-transfer-links/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 17:24:04 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/bukayo-saka-shows-why-arsenal-are-preparing-to-make-him-the-highest-paid-player-amid-transfer-links/ Arsenal are in talks with Bukayo Saka over a new contract extension which would make him one of the club’s highest-paid players, as revealed exclusively football.london . Saka, 20, has a long-term contract with the club which expires in 2024 but football.london understands that a new deal will reflect his role in the team as […]]]>

Arsenal are in talks with Bukayo Saka over a new contract extension which would make him one of the club’s highest-paid players, as revealed exclusively football.london .

Saka, 20, has a long-term contract with the club which expires in 2024 but football.london understands that a new deal will reflect his role in the team as one of the most important players.

Alexandre Lacazette, Bernd Leno and Eddie Nketiah are among the senior first-team players set to leave the club in the coming months, which will give the Gunners extra financial firepower when building up a lucrative contract for their best players.

And Saka showed against Brentford why it’s crucial that Arsenal secure Champions League football this season – and fulfill their competitive ambition and the highest level week in and week out.

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The England international has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances, a form that underlines his importance to Arsenal and once again places him among the greatest talents in European football.

Mikel Arteta’s side dominated their opponents on Saturday afternoon, producing 16 shots in the first 45 minutes – the most the team had in a Premier League first half since October 2017 against Everton under Arsene Wenger.

Emile Smith Rowe has scored five goals in his last eight Premier League starts. Only three players have scored more goals than Smith Rowe this season, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Raheem Sterling sitting above Arsenal’s No10, a testament to how much he has improved on the goals front compared to last season.

There are certainly plenty of reasons to be excited about North London’s red side right now. Academy graduates are scoring, smooth football is being played and a Premier League points tally that is starting to look like European football is a real possibility.

There’s still a long way to go, but right now there’s a lot of positives at Arsenal.

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How Arsenal could have lined up if Edu had completed three January deals, including Vlahovic | Soccer | sport https://besttoplink.info/how-arsenal-could-have-lined-up-if-edu-had-completed-three-january-deals-including-vlahovic-soccer-sport/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:49:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/how-arsenal-could-have-lined-up-if-edu-had-completed-three-january-deals-including-vlahovic-soccer-sport/ The January transfer window promised a lot for Arsenal, but ultimately delivered very little, save for a reduction in Mikel Arteta’s squad. Ultimately, a much-needed striker never arrived, despite links to Dusan Vlahovic, Alexander Isak, Alvaro Morata, Jonathan David, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Raul de Tomas and more. Ultimately, it was a storyline window for Arsenal, which […]]]>

The January transfer window promised a lot for Arsenal, but ultimately delivered very little, save for a reduction in Mikel Arteta’s squad. Ultimately, a much-needed striker never arrived, despite links to Dusan Vlahovic, Alexander Isak, Alvaro Morata, Jonathan David, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Raul de Tomas and more.

Ultimately, it was a storyline window for Arsenal, which ended with six players leaving and none arriving.

A late deal for Colorado Rapids defenseman Auston Trusty will have done little to quell unrest among Gunners fans.

Trusty remains in MLS on loan so won’t help catch up numbers after Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Roma, loan), Folarin Balogun (Middlesbrough, loan), Calum Chambers (Aston Villa, permanent), Sead Kolasinac (Marseille, permanent), Pablo Mari (Udinese, loan) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona, ​​permanent) have all left.

Sporting director Edu is likely to come under pressure following a disappointing transfer window for Arsenal.

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Kieran Tierney remains the best left-back on the books, with Nuno Tavares as a backup.

The back line was not the area that needed strengthening in January.

Midfielder

This is where things can start to get annoying for Arsenal fans.

The Gunners were linked with a few different midfielders during the window but came away empty-handed.

Bruno Guimaraes was a target, but the Brazil international ultimately decided to snub Arsenal and move to relegation-threatened Newcastle.

The 24-year-old Lyon midfielder cost the Magpies £33million, with another £6.7million added.

Attack

This is where things are really problematic for Arsenal.

Arteta allowed the talented youngster Balogun to leave on loan for Middlesbrough, then sanctioned the permanent departure of Aubameyang.

Aubameyang’s fallout has been well-documented and he had not played for the Gunners since December 6, when he was dismissed as captain.

Whether his start was good or bad, he undoubtedly left Arsenal short of options up front, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah being the club’s only senior strikers. To make matters worse, both are out of contract in July.

Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli are talented players who can score goals.

But what Arsenal desperately wanted was for Vlahovic to join them from Fiorentina. Instead, after a prolonged chase, he opted for Juventus.

A back-up option couldn’t be drawn in either, leaving Arteta with what can optimistically be called a thin side who have failed to score in the last four matches.

How Arsenal could have lined up: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Arthur, Guimaraes; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Vlahovic.

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Four transfer deals Edu expected to complete for Arsenal on deadline day https://besttoplink.info/four-transfer-deals-edu-expected-to-complete-for-arsenal-on-deadline-day/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/four-transfer-deals-edu-expected-to-complete-for-arsenal-on-deadline-day/ The transfer deadline is fast approaching and, from Arsenal’s point of view, there is still a lot to do. The Gunners have largely focused on cleaning house so far in January, allowing Flo Balogun, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Pablo Mari and Karl Hein to leave on loan. Meanwhile, Calum Chambers has joined Aston Villa on a permanent […]]]>

The transfer deadline is fast approaching and, from Arsenal’s point of view, there is still a lot to do.

The Gunners have largely focused on cleaning house so far in January, allowing Flo Balogun, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Pablo Mari and Karl Hein to leave on loan.

Meanwhile, Calum Chambers has joined Aston Villa on a permanent basis and Sead Kolasinac has had his contract terminated at the Emirates Stadium in order to secure a transfer to Marseille.

However, on the entrances front, it has been painfully quiet on the red side of north London.

With so many players leaving, there are concerns about the depth of squad Arteta will have for the rest of this campaign.

The likes of Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe will return from the Africa Cup of Nations when Arsenal take on Wolves in their next Premier League game, but the Gunners’ squad numbers still look a bit light.

football.london understands a deal for goaltender Matt Turner has been sealed, but the USMNT stopper won’t leave the New England Revolution until the summer.

Apart from that though here football.london examines the transactions that must take place on the day of the transfer deadline.

Nikolaj Moller

Centre-forward Nikolaj Moller impressed so much in his first season with the Arsenal Under-23s last time out that many dubbed him the ‘new Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.

The Swede was sent on loan to FC Viktoria Koln in Germany’s third tier earlier this campaign but was recalled after scoring three goals in 13 appearances.

Flo Balogun having left on loan, there was a school of thought that the 19-year-old could spend the rest of this season battling with Mika Biereth for a starting spot in Kevin Betsy’s Under-23s at the club. ‘before.

However, it now looks likely that he will travel to Holland, where he will spend the rest of this campaign with Eerste Divisie side FC Den Bosch.

jack wilshere

Although not technically an Arsenal player, Jack Wilshere has been training regularly with the Gunners first team at London Colney since October.

There have been suggestions the England international could be brought back to the Emirates on a short-term deal to address the lack of depth in midfield, but Mikel Arteta was quick to rule out any possibility of this happening.

The 30-year-old is currently away with the Arsenal squad on their mid-season trip to Dubai but could well leave camp to secure a transfer to his next club.

Many teams in the Championship have shown interest, while Italian side Monza and Greek side AEK Athens are also in the game. football.london understand.

This deal doesn’t have to happen on deadline day because Wilshere is a free agent.



Jack Wilshere during an Arsenal training session at the Nad Al Sheba Training Centre. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The big issue with Arsenal at the moment, however, concerns Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Just over a month ago the 32-year-old was a vital part of Mikel Arteta’s squad, but since being sacked as club captain in December for disciplinary misconduct he has found himself exiled from the rest of the group, and was not invited to the trip to Dubai.

The Gunners are reportedly ready to let the Gabon international go and have received offers from Saudi clubs who are said to be willing to cover his high salary.

However, Aubameyang would like to stay in Europe and it is believed that Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have both submitted offers to loan him out for the rest of the season.

If the former Borussia Dortmund striker does end up staying, he is unlikely to feature until the end of the campaign at the time of writing, so his exit could well be secured on transfer deadline day.

A center forward

If Aubameyang ends up leaving, there’s a chance Arsenal will consider making a late move to bring in a centre-forward on deadline day.

The Gunners replaced Dusan Vlahovic earlier this month but the Serbian striker’s preference was unfortunately to stay in Italy and he has since joined Fiorentina.

The 21-year-old wasn’t Arsenal’s only centre-forward target though, and they are believed to be interested in Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Lille’s Jonathan David and Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isaac.

It’s the latter deal that seems most likely before the deadline, however, it has to be said that Edu isn’t in the mood to overspend.

Isak has a release clause that is believed to be around the £70m mark, and with just one day to go before the transfer window, Arsenal are aware that their chances of negotiating that drop are severely handicapped.

Instead, it looks likely they will opt for a long-term solution at the striker this summer and stick with Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli as attacking options as they seek to secure football from the Champions League for the first time in half a decade.

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Manchester United become first victim of Edu transfer decision to give Arsenal top-four success – Tom Canton https://besttoplink.info/manchester-united-become-first-victim-of-edu-transfer-decision-to-give-arsenal-top-four-success-tom-canton/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/manchester-united-become-first-victim-of-edu-transfer-decision-to-give-arsenal-top-four-success-tom-canton/ Arsenal are in a race to secure Champions League qualification this season and have remained in and ahead of the pack for much of the season. Mikel Arteta has seen the six summer signings bring a huge improvement to his side’s production. There were temptations this summer and this current January window to sign more […]]]>

Arsenal are in a race to secure Champions League qualification this season and have remained in and ahead of the pack for much of the season. Mikel Arteta has seen the six summer signings bring a huge improvement to his side’s production.

There were temptations this summer and this current January window to sign more experienced and established players who would have cost a lot of money in salaries and fees. The acquisition of Willian in 2020 quickly proved to be a mistake and at the end of the campaign Arsenal and their fans were relieved to see his contract torn up.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur appear to be the Gunners’ biggest rivals for fourth place along with West Ham United. Even Chelsea’s poor form could see them dragged into the fold.

All clubs made big signings this summer, but United, in particular, were brought in to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, who has since been credited with taking away previous seasons’ successes from Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood.

Spurs managed to keep Harry Kane but until recently the striker’s form had started to pick up after a disgruntled and possibly unsettled start.

Arsenal have signed six players, all aged 23 or younger, despite links to a certain Philippe Coutinho. These reports persisted into the January window and there were even suggestions from Spain that Arsenal were considering a loan move for the Brazilian.

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Edu, however, decided not to pursue and Aston Villa landed the Barcelona man.

Villa were seen at the start of the season as a possible threat to the usual European hopefuls. They beat Arsenal to the signing of Emi Buendia and despite losing Jack Grealish brought a lot of talent.

The winter saw Coutinho joined by impressive Everton full-back Lucas Digne. The pair made their debut in Saturday night’s clash with Manchester United. Despite a 2-0 loss, both players were instrumental in the game’s comeback, with Coutinho scoring the equalizer himself.

Arsenal comfortably beat Villa earlier in the season at the Emirates 3-1. A game that featured plenty of strong performances from Arteta success stories such as Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares. Even a shock goal from Thomas Partey added another element to a great evening.

A stronger Villa could be a decisive advantage for Arsenal if they manage to claw back three points from the Birmingham-based club.

With Coutinho and Digne in tow, and Edu deciding not to halt Villa’s pursuit of the Brazilian in particular, Arsenal can hope to see other top-four rivals robbed of points when they face Steven’s side. Gerard.

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Antonio Rudiger offered € 7million salary to choose Paris Saint-Germain over Real Madrid https://besttoplink.info/antonio-rudiger-offered-e-7million-salary-to-choose-paris-saint-germain-over-real-madrid/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:29:55 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/antonio-rudiger-offered-e-7million-salary-to-choose-paris-saint-germain-over-real-madrid/ With Antonio Rudiger’s contract with Chelsea set to expire this summer, Madrid seemed like a likely destination, but PSG have made an official high-priced offer to tempt him. Sebastian Frej / MB Media / Getty Images The January 2022 transfer window is open (find out when it closes here) and there’s a lot of gossip […]]]>


The January 2022 transfer window is open (find out when it closes here) and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, the deals!

TOP STORY: PSG plays Rudiger

Paris Saint-Germain have made an official offer to sign the Chelsea defender Antonio rudiger, according to Foot Mercato.

The Ligue 1 club are looking to keep him away from a possible transfer to Real Madrid and have therefore offered a more lucrative salary package: a contract of 7 million euros per season, according to the report. The move would become official when his contract with Chelsea expires this summer.

It has appeared that the 28-year-old center-back’s favorite destination will be the Santiago Bernabeu, so PSG sporting director Leonardo is doing all he can to persuade Rudiger to choose Paris as his next home.

The Germany international has been a priority for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, with the club hoping he would renew his current terms at Stamford Bridge. But the arrival of another big European club at the negotiating table could now mean that the Blues must start looking for alternatives before next season.

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09.24 GMT: Sergio Oliveira is set to join AS Roma on loan from FC Porto, with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that the two clubs reached an agreement on Sunday night.

Roma will pay € 1million to keep the Portugal international on loan until the rest of the season. Roma can make the move permanent as a € 13.5million call option has been included in the deal.

The Portuguese midfielder is expected to arrive in the Italian capital on Monday and undergo a medical examination before starting work under Roma coach Jose Mourinho.

08:47 GMT: Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal are ready to consider an important move for a striker in January as part of ongoing ties with the Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

Reports in Italy suggest Gunners are ready to offer € 55million and more Lucas torreira in an effort to land the Serbian striker, who still has 18 months on his current contract.

Sources have told ESPN that Arsenal have been watching Vlahovic for some time, but it is not clear at this point whether a transfer is a realistic possibility this month.

Arsenal spent around € 167million last summer on five new players, but when asked if another big deal was within their capabilities, as rumors linger about Vlahovic, Arteta said: ” If he’s the right player and we can afford it and we can do whatever we want to do, we’ll discuss it and make the best decision we can.

“I think with the amount of stuff and the way we want to evolve the team, we have to maximize each window in different ways and we are alert.

He added: “[Technical director] Edu and his team are working very hard because we know exactly what we need to do and whether we can accomplish this in January or in the summer is a different question as it relates to other things. “

08:00 GMT: Edinson Cavani has told Ralf Rangnick he will stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season, the interim Manchester United boss has said.

Cavani, who is out of contract this summer, is linked with a January move to Barcelona or a return to South America, but Rangnick said the 34-year-old has vowed to stay until the end of countryside.

“I told him if it was up to me, I would like him to stay,” Rangnick said. “I had a conversation with him [on Thursday]. He came into my office and we talked for almost half an hour and he told me he would definitely stay and want to stay until the end of the season.

“Not only because I told him he should stay or he should stay, he did it on his own behalf and he told me that I could count on him to stay until the end of. season and do your best and be a role model for young players.

“If he has to play from the start he is available and he is happy to play. Even if he does not play he will try to be the best role model possible for the other players and for me that is a good one. news.”

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PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

Lucas DigneAston Villa’s next club should be, according to Air sports. Everton left-back has been on the radar of a number of Premier League sides during the winter transfer window, but it now appears £ 25million has been agreed with Steven Gerrard’s team. The 28-year-old was also on Napoli’s shortlist, although the Serie A club have pulled out with reports that his salary demands are in the order of £ 8.5million per season.

– Jurgen Klopp does not intend to leave Divock Origin leave during the current transfer window, depending on Ekrem Konur. The 26-year-old forward has recently been linked with trips to West Ham United and Fenerbahce, but his performances have seen him become a frequent tool off the bench, scoring the game-winning goal against Wolves in December.

Philippe Coutinho could join Aston Villa on a permanent deal, with reports that Barcelona have included a € 40million option clause to make the move permanent this summer, per Fabrice Romano. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder is expected to see his loan deal with the Premier League club announced shortly after talks on a deal began last week.

– Sevilla are ready to take a different approach for the Manchester United striker Antoine Martial, through Ekrem Konur. The LaLiga club have maintained their interest in a loan deal for the 26-year-old, despite the salary difficulties the Red Devils would contribute, and they are now said to be ready to try their hand again to add some firepower. to attack. Martial has struggled for minutes this season, starting just two Premier League games.

– Newcastle United continue their search for a forward after Callum Wilson’s injury, and the Telegraph reports they have set their sights on Burnley Chris Wood. It is reported that they have already made an official investigation at the Clarets regarding a potential deal. The 30-year-old has been in mixed form this season, scoring three goals in 17 league appearances.



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Edu risks repeating Arsenal’s £ 34million mistake in ongoing talks with Dusan Vlahovic – Tom Canton https://besttoplink.info/edu-risks-repeating-arsenals-34million-mistake-in-ongoing-talks-with-dusan-vlahovic-tom-canton/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/edu-risks-repeating-arsenals-34million-mistake-in-ongoing-talks-with-dusan-vlahovic-tom-canton/ Looking back, Arsenal’s summer transfer window seems to have been a huge success. The six signings made all had an impact on the squad and the pursuit of Arsenal’s top four. However, Arsenal were looking for more than the six acquisitions made. Beyond those brought in, it was evident that a major signing in midfield […]]]>


Looking back, Arsenal’s summer transfer window seems to have been a huge success. The six signings made all had an impact on the squad and the pursuit of Arsenal’s top four.

However, Arsenal were looking for more than the six acquisitions made. Beyond those brought in, it was evident that a major signing in midfield was in the offing with Granit Xhaka possibly leaving for Rome.

There was a clear intention to secure a transfer for Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli. The Italy international had impressed with Sassuolo and the Italian national team at Euro 2020.

It has been reported that Arsenal have spent a lot of time in their efforts to sign the 23-year-old but the player has been reluctant to join him.

The 6e from July of last year, Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia told Juventus News 24 that the Italian rejected a proposal from Arsenal.

“Juventus will take him for sure. The boy said no to Arsenal. The formula is complex: Juve are doing everything not to take him under the obligation of redemption, while Sassuolo pushes.

“We are talking about a 40 M € operation. Ultimately, it will be fine: one way or another.”

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Despite this, two weeks later, Juventus’ agent Nicolo Fagioli, a player allegedly offered as part of a cash plus player swap deal by the old lady for Locatelli, confirmed that Arsenal have € 40million (£ 34million) bid for Locatelli rejected.

“Juventus would like to sign Locatelli and Arsenal have already offered 40 million euros,” Andrea D’Amico told Sky Sport Italia via The Evening Standard.

The ties have persisted and Arsenal now find themselves in a similar situation regarding Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.



If Mikel Arteta brought Dusan Vlahovic to Arsenal it would represent a major blow for the club.
If Mikel Arteta brought Dusan Vlahovic to Arsenal it would represent a major blow for the club.

The Serbian has been the subject of a £ 45million plus cash player offer with Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira, however, the player’s representatives are reluctant to respond.

“Arsenal, for example, his agents don’t want to talk to them. They think Arsenal is not enough for him and his career,” Italian journalist Di Marzio said in an interview with Wettfreunde.

Arsenal have needs up and down the middle with the latter being a hangover from the aforementioned previous summer window.

If they fail in their pursuit of Vlahovic and spend most of the window trying to secure the player, the Gunners could once again find themselves without the necessary backup.

Considering that Arsenal are in a race with Tottenham and Manchester United for fourth place and so few points between the clubs, Mikel Arteta and Edu cannot afford to regret their only opportunity to get stronger.

There are plenty of other attacking options left and it’s all about strengthening the midfielder after Ainsley Maitland-Niles left for Rome.

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Mikel Arteta and Arsenal transfer priority Edu after £ 150million spending spree revealed https://besttoplink.info/mikel-arteta-and-arsenal-transfer-priority-edu-after-150million-spending-spree-revealed/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/mikel-arteta-and-arsenal-transfer-priority-edu-after-150million-spending-spree-revealed/ Arsenal were busy in the summer transfer window and some fans are demanding more business be done this month. Bringing Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Benjamin White to the club, the Gunners were the big spenders in the Premier League with a spend of around £ 150million. But […]]]>


Arsenal were busy in the summer transfer window and some fans are demanding more business be done this month.

Bringing Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Benjamin White to the club, the Gunners were the big spenders in the Premier League with a spend of around £ 150million.

But what does Arsenal have in store for the January transfer window?

Well, with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny set to be down for potentially up to a month due to the Africa Cup of Nations, central midfielder is one area manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu can consider strengthening.

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With a brace in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool, a North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, a draw in the FA Cup third round against Nottingham Forest and Burnley’s visit to the Emirates Stadium before the end of the month, it’s definitely going to be a busy time for the North London outfit.

And with Partey and Elneny possibly absent for those aforementioned games, coupled with Ainsley Maitland-Niles being linked with a move to AS Roma, calls for reinforcements in the midfield are growing louder.

As a result, some Gunners fans believe that Arteta and Edu’s main transfer assignment in January should be a central midfielder who can replace Granit Xhaka in the long run.

The Switzerland international looked set to leave Arsenal this summer as personal terms between the midfielder and Roma had been agreed, but the sticking point was the midfielder’s price of € 20m (£ 17m sterling).

Perhaps coincidentally since returning from a knee injury last month, the Gunners’ results and performance have improved.

However, Xhaka had a moment to forget against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon as it was his fault on Bernardo Silva that resulted in a penalty for the visitors and Riyad Mahrez converted him to level them up.



Arsenal's Granit Xhaka reacts after committing a foul on Bernardo Silva.  (Photo by Julian Finney / Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka reacts after committing a foul on Bernardo Silva. (Photo by Julian Finney / Getty Images)

While Xhaka’s overall performance wasn’t too bad, this moment stuck on the minds of many Arsenal supporters.

And among links to figures including Bruno Guimaraes, Georginio Wijnaldum, Renato Sanches and Mattias Svanberg, it has been suggested that Arteta and Edu seek to use the January window to leave Xhaka.

Take a look at what has been said on Twitter …



Arsenal fans have a transfer wish for the January window.  (Photo: Twitter)
Arsenal fans have a transfer wish for the January window. (Photo: Twitter)


Arsenal fans have a transfer wish for the January window.  (Photo: Twitter)
Arsenal fans have a transfer wish for the January window. (Photo: Twitter)



Arsenal fans have a transfer wish for the January window.  (Photo: Twitter)
Arsenal fans have a transfer wish for the January window. (Photo: Twitter)

@NotYourWinger said: “We really need a midfielder replacement for Xhaka in January, his mistakes are costing us too many points.”

@ AndrewKang1601 said: “Bruno Guimaraes is the perfect replacement for Xhaka. Can play alongside Partey like Xhaka did yesterday to counter City’s two eights, and can push higher as a second eight against weaker teams. Fits well into the 235 structure. “

@KojoTds said: “We are a striker and a substitute for Xhaka far from greatness.”


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Arsenal handed over ‘incredible’ £ 20million transfer incentive in January that gives Mikel Arteta a new hidden gem – Jake Stokes https://besttoplink.info/arsenal-handed-over-incredible-20million-transfer-incentive-in-january-that-gives-mikel-arteta-a-new-hidden-gem-jake-stokes/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/arsenal-handed-over-incredible-20million-transfer-incentive-in-january-that-gives-mikel-arteta-a-new-hidden-gem-jake-stokes/ As Anthony Joshua said, “The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice”, and that’s exactly what Arsenal seem set to do in January. The Gunners are interested in signing another Bologna player in the form of Mattias Svanberg as Edu looks to take advantage of the midfielder’s contractual situation, according to […]]]>


As Anthony Joshua said, “The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice”, and that’s exactly what Arsenal seem set to do in January.

The Gunners are interested in signing another Bologna player in the form of Mattias Svanberg as Edu looks to take advantage of the midfielder’s contractual situation, according to Il Resto del Carlino via Sport Witness.

Svanberg sees his current deal with the Italian side expire in June 2023 and, following unsuccessful renewal negotiations, Bologna is believed to want between £ 12m and £ 16m for the 22-year-old.

After the success of Takehiro Tomiyasu, who joined Arsenal this summer from Bologna for £ 19.8million, it’s no surprise that Mikel Arteta digs deeper – Edu has found gold, but the Spanish wants more.

Chris Davison and Tom Canton spoke live on The Arsenal Way “Agenda show” to delve into the reported interest of the north part of London for the Swedish midfielder.

Chris kicked off the process by describing how the Gunners’ transfer entourage has been so successful in identifying targets over the summer and looks set to do so again in January.

“A lot of analytical and scouting work has gone into Tomiyasu’s profile and so far it looks like they’ve secured that spot,” he said.

“So, one wonders if they are doing the same around Svanberg. He is highly rated and young, he is doing very well and the time has potentially come when he seeks great estrangement and follows in Tomiyasu’s footsteps.

“They also watched him closely. They looked at the data, they also looked at his abilities as a player, his potential. And not only that, but the club will also already have a relatively good relationship with Bologna as well.”

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Chris added when explaining how Svanberg, who is valued at around £ 10million by Transfermarkt, would be a crafty signing from Edu who could intrigue fans.

“It doesn’t look like this is a player Arsenal would have to break the bank for, that would be a reasonable price,” he said.

“Guess that’s the kind of smart deals you have to look for in January, right? He would provide cover and depth in midfield and it wouldn’t cost a lot of money either. It’s an intriguing connection. “

Chris then concluded by reassuring Gooners that by signing under the radar for talents like Svanberg, Arsenal is copying a transfer method that has worked for both Liverpool and Chelsea for so long.

“There are obviously one or two other names that Arsenal have been linked with, with January coming and early summer.

“These are ties you wouldn’t normally associate with Arsenal and they open your eyes, they intrigue, they are interesting in terms of profile.

“Liverpool for example, and Chelsea, they just found gems in the transfer market. You might not know much about them. You haven’t heard much about them before, but they are coming in in the Premier League and they are doing it amazing. “

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