The race to sign PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Kallen has continued to heat up as Arsenal have now reportedly included themselves in the race to acquire the player’s signature. Dortmund were first said to be keen to sign the 22-year-old as a direct replacement for Jadon Sancho, who has already agreed to join English Premier League giants Manchester United this summer for a fee reported to be around £73 million. However, Dortmund will have to act very fast in the transfer window if they want to secure the services of the Netherlands international youngster so as beat off interest from the Gunners.
Mallen was a bright star for PSV last season and it is only normal for him to be linked with a move away from the Dutch Eredivisie club. His fine performances last season also earned him a call-up to the Netherlands national team and he also had a part in the Dutch team’s run in the 2020 UEFA Euros tournament. However, he may not be lining up for PSV next season, especially if more clubs join the queue to sign him this summer.
Premier League club Arsenal have continued to show their interest in signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer and have also accelerated their attempts to land the Cameroon Ian star when the summer transfer window opens for business in a few weeks. The London club are currently in search of a goalkeeper after losing their faith in the current number one shot-stopper Bernd Leno who has also been linked with an exit from the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are insistent that they want to sign Onana despite the goalkeeper currently banned from engaging in any official football activity. He was banned after it was reported that he was using painkillers during matches and was accused of doping crime.
It’s one of the big questions faced by Arsenal fans regarding their beloved club as the current season draws to a close. The Gunners are currently ensuring a torrid campaign in the Premier League and even though they are already ruled out of the title race, it continues to seem uncertain that they will even qualify for a European place ahead of next season.
While they are also almost certain to miss out on a top-four finish, the only hope they have to qualify for the Champions League next season is by winning the Europa League title this season, a competition they’re currently still in.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be having their credentials as FA Cup defending Champions tested as they take on Southampton in their most recent FA Cup tie. The Gunners are currently enjoying a fine run of form as they continue their resurgence in the Premier League as well as the FA Cup.
With four wins in their last five games, which includes the victory over Newcastle in the previous FA Cup round, the mood and spirits in the Arsenal dressing room have been lifted as Mikel Arteta has been tipped to continue turning things around. Read More
Arsenal Football Club manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that his assistant manager likes their reported target Sander Berge. Arteta was speaking in a pre-match press conference before they clash with Molde in the Europa League on Thursday.
At the press conference, Arteta was asked a couple of questions, including about the North London Club’s interest in Berge.
Arsenal have been hit with a string of bad news of recent including the possibility of losing experienced defender David Luiz for up to a month as the new season begins. Luiz has found his rhythm again under Mikel Arteta. With William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes coming through the ranks, Luiz would been critical to their development and gradual ease into the league.
Though there are still options in Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Papas Sokratis, if Luiz actually takes up to a month to return to full fitness, the duo will get their debut and be required to step up quickly.
Arsenal can profit from the financial struggle that AS Roma is currently facing this summer as many of the Italians have been reported to pull themselves out or move because of Chris Smalling. The footballer has been playing for the Capital side of Italy on loan for the entire season after he fell out of favor at Old Trafford. He has been able to revive his career at a side for Serie A football before returning to his past form and that has made the Italians prioritize his signature permanently.
However, the Manchester United club has already told them that for landing their man they would have to pay £25 million but this sum seems excessive for the Italian side. Reports have also come out claiming that the doubtful realities of the post-pandemic world are another reason that has forced the Italian side to abandon their hunt for getting the defender. And this has opened the door for his move to Arsenal. According to a source, Chris Smalling had earlier said that he would like to stay and it is a deal that suits all the parties at the end of the ongoing season.
Franck Kessie has been reported to be on the radar of Arsenal but the Gunners are believed to be holding out for a loan deal for the AC Milan midfielder from now till the end of the season.
The purchases made during the summer especially that of Nicholas Pepe that made the North London club break their transfer record has made it hard for Mikel Arteta to actually sign a player of his choice.
Arsenal is currently enjoying a lot of heat in the football gist market. They played very well against Liverpool, with the game ending 5-5. The Carabao Cup game had to be settled via spot kicks.
It was nice to see Mesut Ozil returning to action after the protracted beef with the management –as the coach claimed it wasn’t solely his decision. He influenced the game until he was pulled out.
The real reason for Alex Lwobi to leave Arsenal and join Everton has come out and it has been revealed by him. He decided to leave the club and join Everton on the deadline day of the summer transfer because as a player he wanted to take more and greater responsibilities towards the game. Lwobi has been playing for Arsenal since he was seven years of age. It was 2016 when he made a team appearance for the very first time from this club. After that, there was no looking back. He played more than 149 matches and scored a total of 15 goals from Arsenal too. So, Arsenal is very much special for him.
It was a surprise for many when Alex left Arsenal and joined Everton on the deadline day of the transfer window for a fee amounting to 34 million pounds. He too signed a contract for five years.