David Luiz has accepted that he is the reason for Arsenal’s loss against Manchester City. In the match against Manchester City towards the end of the season, they lost to City 3–0, with the defence (led by Luiz) not up to mark, and at fault for all three of the goals Arsenal went on to concede.
Arsenal manager knows that his club has its own weakness and they will surely need to more players in the summer transfer window to strengthen the club as a team. The club has beaten the champions, Liverpool, in their previous match for 2–1. The match began with the first goal from Sadio Mane but with so many errors from the opposition, Arsenal was able to pull off two goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson. Even though they have won the match, the club is currently on ninth position with 40 point Gap between Liverpool.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said that there is no need to rush in the case of Alexandre Lacazette regarding his contract extension – but he will be definitely having a discussion with the player once the things have been settled down.
He joined the club on 2017 from Lyon and signed a five year deal with the club. He still has two years left in his contract as there isn’t any need to speed up the process of extension. Whereas in the case of Bukayo Saka and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, the decisions needs to be taken with sudden action as it regards their future at Arsenal.
David Luiz had discussed with Benfica on regardingthe return to the club in this summer transfer window. As per the reports of Goal,his contract with Arsenal will come to an end in June and the club is having discussions on whether extending the contract for another year. In August, he was transferred to Gunners from Chelsea for £8 million and he has appeared in 32 games for the club in all competitions.
Gael Clichy has commented that Arsenal has improved on scoring goals but is still lacking it in defence as they have not improved in conceding the goals. He points out that Arsenal has not fully recovered from the problems that have surfaced during the Arsene Wenger’s time.
Arsenal has been interested in signing a deal with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey. But the agent of Partey has denied there has been no discussion among the player and the English club. His father Jacob Partey was glad of his son having an opportunity to move to the English side. He in a talk with the radio-based radio told that he has called upon his son to confirm Arsenal’s interest on him.
He confirmed the news and said both the clubs are having discussions. He also told that the deal completely depends upon the offer Atletico is demanding. He will very much be glad if his son moves to Arsenal who has a lot of supporters in Ghana.
Aubameyang, with twelve months of his contract left, has not yet committed to any new deals with Arsenal. Former player, Paul Merson, said that he should opt to stay in Arsenal where he is player of utmost importance. If his decision is to transfer to other bigger clubs like Manchester United or Liverpool, it will not be good for his career.
Many clubs are waiting for the door to open to place deals. The Gabonese striker’s contract ends in summer of 2021. United are one among these clubs which are most talked about as they have taken away players like Van Persie and Alex Sanchez from North London. Barcelona and Liverpool are the other clubs which have shown interests.
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has indicated that he is ‘really happy’ at Arsenal amid the constant speculation over his future. The 30-year-old has enjoyed another top campaign with the Gunners where he has contributed 20 goals in all competitions and 17 of those have come in the Premier League.
His performances have helped the Gunners remain in contention for a possible European spot next season but there are still doubts regarding his future. Aubameyang’s current deal with the club expires in the summer of 2021 and reports suggest that he has yet to agree to terms over a new and improved contract.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have registered an interest in Rangers left back Borna Barisic, with the North London rivals set to battle it out for the talented youngster. Spurs will make a move for the £22 million rated defender in the summer as they prepare for the imminent departure of Jan Vertonghen, whilst the Gunners are hoping to reshape their squad around players like Barisic.
Ventroghen will be out of contract at the end of the season and the Belgium international has refused to sign a new deal with the club. He will be a free agent at the end of the season, and his time with the club has come to a natural end.
Former Manchester United ace Owen Hargreaves has said that Daniel Ceballos has similar traits to ex-Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has endured a mixed campaign with the Gunners on loan this season but he has earned a regular run of matches following the club’s return from the winter break.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Hargreaves said that Ceballos has similarities to Fabregas in the style of play, although he tends to struggle against teams where he can’t have much of the ball. He said: “He’s a flair player, he’s like Cesc [Fabregas], not as good, but like Cesc. The performances where he was brilliant was against Burnley, where Burnley don’t have much of the ball, and Newcastle, who also don’t have much of the ball. But he went to Anfield and really struggled because of the intensity of the game. Arteta’s done a good job in finding the perfect blend in the right game.”