Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been told to make new signing David Luiz his captain by club legend Nigel Winterburn.
The former Arsenal left-back advised Unai Emery to make David Luiz his captain in a chat with Sportingbet.
According to him, Brazilian centre back David Luiz has all the qualities required for the role of club skipper.
Arsenal are looking for a new captain on the back of the exit of Laurent Koscielny.
The French defender forced his exit to French Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.
The former French champions paid €5m for Laurent Koscielny who has signed a three-year deal.
David Luiz was brought in as the direct replacement for the aforementioned Koscielny.
The Brazilian international player joined Arsenal from fellow London club Chelsea for £8m.
He has signed a two-year deal with the Gunners until the end of the 2020/21 season.
David Luiz spent seven years at Chelsea over two spells and has decided to move across the capital after new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard relegated him to fourth choice in the center-back pecking order.
The 32-year-old made his debut for the Gunners on Saturday afternoon during the 2-1 win over Burnley.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette scored the goals for Arsenal against the Clarets.
EPL: Arsenal tipped to win over Lyon in Aouar’s chase
Reports in France have hinted that French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon will be forced to lower their fee for Houssem Aouar to be able to join Arsenal this summer transfer window.
Houssem Aouar is a major target for the North London outfit this summer window but they have since parked at the negotiation point with no headway as Lyon are insisting on £54 million.
While Mikel Arteta has continued to express confidence that a deal would still happen before the end of the summer transfer window, RMC Sport reports that the Gunners have made an initial £32 million for the midfielder but that was rejected.
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An attempt to add France international Matteo Guendouzi in the deal also failed as they claimed they were not interested in the midfielder.
However, Get French Football News tweeted that Lyon will soften their stance on Houssem Aouar and accept a lower fee, including a bonus proposal.
Howbeit, it is understood that the midfielder is keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium and he is reported to have agreed on personal terms with the club with nine days left to the end of the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been told that they do not have to make another move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey who is also a target if they are able to secure the signature of Houssem Aouar.
EPL: How true is Ray Parlour’s talk about Dele Ali
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has linked Tottenham to Arsenal, stating that Dele Ali could be an important one for the North London club if they make an attempt for him.
He made this claim on a talkSport show amidst reports that Dele Ali has fallen out of favour with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and he might be forced to leave the club.
The speculation of Dele Ali’s rift with the former Man United boss was fuelled by the fact that he was left out of the recent matchday squads, a development that would not have happened ordinarily.
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However, the Arsenal legend claims the player could be an addition for the Gunners if the chances to sign him present it, explaining that the Mikel Arteta tea lack goals from the centre-midfield, and Dele Ali would ensure that if he joins the club.
Ray Parlour added that the Tottenham man could be available for £50 million and that could be the issue for the Gunners to meet.
Although Arsenal have not registered an interest in the England international with Mikel Arteta not reported to be eyeing him this development would also lead to buying that idea.
What is unknown is if Dele Ali will truly fit into Arsenal’s style and will add some qualities to the team as claimed by Ray Parlour.
EPL: Arsenal’s chances of landing Jorginho discussed
English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been recently linked with Chelsea star Jorginho as they are finding it difficult to agree on a deal with Atletico Madrid for Thomas Partey.
The Chelsea man has been tipped to be an alternative in the Gunners’’ search for a midfielder as the player is reportedly out of favour at the Stanford Bridge with the Blues boss making moves to bring in another midfielder.
Jorginho was earlier tipped to join Italian Serie A outfit Juventus but the chances of that happening again is now very slim with the sack of Italian boss Maurizio Sarri.
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However, it is reported that Arsenal’s chances of signing Jorginho are dependent on Frank Lampard‘s ability to snap up the signature of West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.
It is understood that Frank Lampard is making another last push to bring in the player. West Ham United have insisted that they will not sell the player this transfer window.
However, the opportunity to sign up Jorginho awaits the North London club if Chelsea are able to sign Declan Rice but that might not happen again should Arsenal secure the signature of Houssem Aouar.
Houssem Aouar has made it clear he wants to join Arsenal and the latest reports have claimed that Lyon could soften their stance on him.
Lyon Set New Reduced Price For Aouar As Arsenal Close In On Deal
French Ligue 1 team Lyon have reportedly set a new reduced price for their prized asset, Houssem Aouar as per the reports from the media.
Arsenal are the only club to make an offer for the Frenchman with Lyon keen to sell him to raise funds amidst the financial hit taken as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The specific report from ESPN stated that Lyon have been forced to lower their asking price for Aouar from £55m to between £36m and £41m.
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The latest Arsenal bid of £32m was also reported though the offer is expected to be turned down by Lyon. The transfer is very much on as the Gunners are a few millions away from the new asking price set by the former French champions.
Arsenal had earlier made an offer for Houssem Aouar in July and it was rejected. Young Gunners midfielder Matteo Guendouzi plus cash was first offered by the North London club for the Lyon skipper before the new bid of £32m lodged earlier this week.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been the one championing the bid for Houssem Aouar and the player is also ready to sign for the Gunners in the absence of bids from other big European clubs.
EPL: Arsenal Manager Approves €40m Bid For Lyon Midfielder
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has given the go ahead for the club to make another bid for highly rated Lyon skipper Houssem Aouar.
Aouar, 22, is the top midfield target for Arteta and Arsenal as they attempt to beef up their squad before the transfer window ends in October.
The latest Arsenal bid was confirmed by French TV show Telefoot Chaine as it was revealed that the Gunners have made an offer of around €40m for the player.
It was also revealed that Gunners boss Arteta is keen to see the transfer through to a positive outcome.
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Houssem Aouar has made his decision to sign for Arsenal after the lack of approach from other interested clubs like Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.
Various media outlets claimed that the player has already agreed his weekly wages with the Gunners and that the Premier League giants are in talks with Lyon over his transfer.
Houssem Aouar came through the ranks at Lyon and he’s one of their best players.
The Frenchman showed his quality in the Champions League last season and he was a big driving force behind the performances recorded by Lyon.
In eight Champions League outings, Aouar scored one goal in addition to four assists.
EPL: Aouar, Partey may not join Arsenal but this player might
Arsenal fans already have their attention on the club’s two major targets for the midfield role but that might not happen because of the difficulty in sealing the deals.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar from Lyon are the two targets for the Gunners this summer window after the signing of Willian from Chelsea and Gabriel Magalhaes from French Ligue 1 outfit, Lille.
The Gunners have been making efforts to convince both Lille and Atletico Madrid over the deal but that has proved difficult as both clubs are not willing to negotiate the asking prices for their players while efforts to reduce the financial burden by including a player as a swap deal was turned down.
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It is now understood that the North London outfit might not be able to seal the move for either of the players and will now consider other options with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as a possible deal as Sky Sports reports that Mikel Arteta is keen to add another midfielder to his books.
Jorginho has been linked away from the Stamford Bridge to join former manager Maurizio Sarri at Juventus but the speculations have been laid to rest with the sack of the Italian manager. The player could still leave the West London outfit with Arsenal considering submitting an offer.
EPL: Man United to make late swoop for Barcelona player
The Red Devils have been reported to be planning a late swoop for the signature of Barcelona and French defender, Samuel Umtiti, according to France Football.
The future of the World Cup winner at the Camp Nou is very unlikely and has been linked with a move away from the club with Arsenal and Man United mentioned as possible destinations for the Frenchman.
The chances of Arsenal continuing with their reported pursuit of Samuel Umtiti are slim as they have already made some defensive additions with Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba.
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However, Man United are yet to settle their defensive challenge and that could lead them into making a move for the French defender who is out of favour with the Spanish La Liga outfit.
While Barcelona can boast of other options in their team for the season’s challenge, they also want to cut down their wage bill as a result of the financial downturn, a major reason why Samuel Umtiti could be sold.
Pundits have told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he needs to bring in another centre-half that will pair with Harry Maguire to be able to avoid unnecessary defeats.
Samuel Umtiti could also be the ideal player for the Red Devils knowing his experience in the game at a big level.
EPL: Arsenal, Liverpool strikers in demand by EPL club
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has called on the club’s board to bring in strikers if he must perform this season.
He has also listed Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster and Arsenal’s youngster Folarin Balogun as the players he is interested in working with this summer window. His choice has also been motivated by the fact that they will be easy to access financially.
Chris Wilder believes the summer transfer activates will not be complete without reinforcing the attack of the Blades this season as he has reportedly spoken with Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp on getting Rhian Brewster on loan this season but he is yet to get the reply from the German boss.
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Sheffield United are also reported to have made an approach for Folarin Balogun who is Arsenal’s U-23s hitman and are also waiting for a response from the North London outfit.
The Gunners were initially not willing to let go of the Nigerian kid but he is bent on having a first-team experience and has refused to sign a new deal with his current contract expiring in June.
Folarin Balogun has been tipped to step in the shoes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with his potentials and it is hoped that he can still be convinced to be a little patient.