Arsenal have made Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale their number one target this summer in their bid to sign a goalkeeper and they have been told to pay £32m for him. English publication The Times revealed that the Gunners have been quoted £32m as the transfer fee required to prise the shot stopper away from his club.
The highly anticipated Tokyo Olympics has continued to draw nearer gradually and the participating countries have already started preparing for the tournament by sending call-plus and invitations to the players they want to represent them at the 2020 edition of the tournament which will hold later this year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was originally scheduled to hold last year but was moved to this year following the huge impact made by the outburst of the coronavirus pandemic especially during the beginning of last year.
Arsenal have been told by Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid that if they want to get midfielder Martin Odegaard, they should be prepared to let go of Emile Smith-Rowe in return, according to reports coming from various sources. Odegaard’s fantastic season at Arsenal last season has made the London club establish a serious interest in signing the Norwegian international midfielder on a permanent basis. Their quest to sign the 23-year-old has made them open talks with Madrid over a possible transfer since before the end of the last season, but both clubs have not been able to reach an agreement.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the future of striker Alexandre Lacazette will be decided only in the summer, as no contract talks are being held at the moment. The Frenchman’s contract with Arsenal runs out in the summer and the club has had a lot of experiences when it comes to leading players leave on a free due to the failure to agree terms with a new contract. It appears that history seems to be repeating with Alexandre Lacazette, who will be able to discuss terms with a foreign club.
The striker has been one of the top scorers for Arsenal this season. He has managed nine goals in 19 appearances, as the gunners have been able to soften the blow of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being unavailable for a decent part of the campaign. After recently agreeing to a new contract,Aubameyang has been hit by a number of injury problems and he has only scored five goals in all competitions this season.
Arsenal are currently in the market for a new defender and have enquired about the possibility of snapping English defender John Stones from Manchester City once the January transfer window opens for business.
90min reports that Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of Stones, who has failed to live up to expectations since joining the Citizens from Everton some transfer windows ago. The defender is still just 26 and is believed to have some more years at the top level, but with City always eager to add more players to the squad, he keeps dropping down the pecking order.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is on course to become one of the best managers in the world according to one of his players. Brazilian international Willian became an Arsenal player in the summer after his free transfer move was sanctioned byArteta and he has backed the Spanish tactician to be a managerial great.
Willian believes that Mikel Arteta has all the right qualities to attain greatness in his managerial career. He talked about Arteta in an interview with FourFourTwo. The Brazilian has chosen the perfect time to throw his weight behind Arteta after the Gunners boss came under severe criticisms from the Gunners faithfuls after the poor resulted posted by his team shortly before the international break.