According to The Boot Room, the Arsenal fans are delighted with the news that William Saliba could return to the club earlier than expected though this is still subject to an agreement with French Ligue 1 outfit Saint Etienne.
Arsenal and Saint Etienne had agreed that William Saliba will spend the whole of this season on loan with the French top flight club after the Gunners signed the player for a fee of around £27m.
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William Saliba broke into the first team at Saint Etienne last season and his impressive outings for the club attracted the interest of many clubs including North London giants Arsenal.
The young Frenchman signed for Arsenal in the summer after they saw off rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the battle for his signature.
Arsenal have been far from convincing in the Premier League this season with the team languishing in 12th spot and six points from the relegation zone after 20 games mainly due to their poor defensive record and new manager Mikel Arteta believes William Saliba will improve the team defensively if he returns from loan earlier than expected.
Arsenal get Man City star as transfer suggestion
North London club, Arsenal have been told that Man City defender John Stones will not be a bad addition o the club especially as they struggle at the defensive department.
This is not the best of time for John Stones who is struggling to get the nod of manager Pep Guardiola as he has only started 11 games this season and one since the restart, making him like an outcast in the team.
It is now seeming clear that his future at Man City is unlikely with a move away as the best option to pick.
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Former England international Jamie Redknapp said John Stones’ career could revitalize if he shifts camp from Man City to Arsenal, stressing that he is a player with proven quality and still has enough time to remould at age 26.
Jamie Redknapp stated that the Gunners are in need of a central defender which makes Stones a good fit, and that could be made easy with Mikel Arteta at the club, having both worked together in Man City.
It is now left to the player to seek a move away while the North London outfit will have to wait for a fee to be named on the player so that a move can happen in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal in pole position to sign Roca
North London outfit Arsenal are set to benefit from the fate of the Spanish La Liga club Espanyol who are going to be relegated from La Liga and set to lose their players.
A number of clubs are already considering players from the Spanish club, including Liverpool who are believed to be seeking the signature of Leandro Cabrera as a replacement for Dejan Lovren.
According to La Razon, the Gunners are seeking the signature of Marc Roca from Espanyol as manager Mikel Arteta is believed to be a big fan of the midfielder.
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The Spanish boss is also hoping to land Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey and already looking forward to his partnership with Marc Roca in the middle.
Marc Roca has a release clause of about £40 million and that could be negotiated by the two clubs especially with the player not ready to be relegated with Espanyol.
The 23-year-old enjoyed 33 appearances for Espanyol this season, making him one of the best the club can boast of. He is experienced and can be a better option to Matteo Guendouzi who could his way out of the Emirates Stadium.
Everton have been named as one of the clubs seeking the signature of the Espanyol midfielder but the Gunners are tipped to win the race.
How correct is Arteta on Arsenal as an attractive club
Many concerns have been raised over North London outfit Arsenal and their bid to engage in the summer transfer window because of their lack of results in recent years.
Manager Mikel Arteta has urged the club to sign more players as he hopes to rebuild a team that will be able to compete for titles with the top sides but that is being threatened by the fact that the Gunners will not be playing in the Champions League next season as they are currently ninth on the log while the Europa League is also very unlikely.
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It is widely believed that a number of big players will want to join a club with a chance of success and titles ahead of others that cannot boast of the same.
This notion has been dismissed by Arteta who claims that Emirates Stadium still attracts a lot of players. He claims to be close to the market and the responses he has gotten so far from players he has been speaking to are positive.
He stressed that Arsenal have a rich history, incredible style of play and structure, adding that it is enough to attract players to the club.
However, it is not sure if the manager is speaking the truth on the reality on the ground but the true judgment would be known if the Gunners are able to strike big deals in this summer window, especially as they will not be in the Champions League next season.
Arsenal could still sign up this Barcelona man
English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been heavily linked with the signature of former Liverpool star and Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho for the past transfer window without getting a deal done. This could be their opportunity.
It is reported by Goal that Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona are willing to let go of the Brazilian to the Gunners and Newcastle having learned of their interests.
The Catalans are hoping to engage in this coming summer transfer window as they look to snap up Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez who is valued at £98 million. They will have to raise funds for him and Philippe Coutinho could be a source because his future at the club is no longer guaranteed.
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According to reports Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian is ready to have his player join Arsenal as they have a proven record and history than Newcastle.
It is therefore believed that the Gunners will jump at any opportunity to snap up the 28-year-old but they could be hindered by their lack of funds while an option of a loan deal could be considered as well.
With Matteo Guendouzi expected to leave the Emirates Stadium, the former Liverpool playmaker might just be the perfect replacement.
The three players Arsenal will move for this summer
If the words of Kevin Campbell are to be followed by North London outfit Arsenal, then the Gunners will be moving for three players in this coming summer transfer window to boost their squad.
The Gunners are having it difficult and struggling to win titles even under manager Mikel Arteta and analysis points to the direction that more additions are needed to be able to compete against bigger sides.
With the summer transfer window underway, Kevin Campbell stated that Arsenal should focus on recruiting players into three positions. He noted the central defence and central midfield as the main areas needed to be equipped if the team must compete to win titles next season.
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The former Arsenal striker suggests Thomas Partey and Adrien Rabiot from Atletico Madrid and Juventus respectively in the midfield while a player like Napoli star, Kalidou Koulibaly for the defence.
He stated that the club needs players of these qualities, stating that after watching the North London derby something must be done in the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, the transfer dealings of the North London outfit will be dependent on Arsenal’s transfer budget and their qualification to the Europa league because most players will snub clubs without European football.
Barca cause tension in Arsenal following transfer speculation
There will be unease at Arsenal, especially among the fans with reports that Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have made their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang their second target ahead of the summer.
Barcelona have made Lautaro Martinez from the Italian Serie A club Inter Milan their first and major target but with the £100 million price tag slammed on him, they could be forced to abandon him for the Gabon international.
This development is coming when Arsenal are on the verge of losing their bid for Europa League qualification, a situation that could force most of the star players out of the club.
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More so, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to sign a new deal and that could be a factor for the Catalans to snap up the signature of the Gabon international striker.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been outstanding for the Gunners since last year, picking up the EPL golden boot in the previous season and already in the contest for this season. Losing him will be a big one for the North London club and it is something the fans will never wish for.
It is feared that a bid from Barcelona might be difficult for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to reject, especially if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Europa League as they are confirmed to miss the Champions League next season.
Arsenal star repeatedly mentioned in summer exit
The name of France international Alexandre Lacazette has repeatedly been mentioned in Arsenal’s transfer exit list with various reports linking him to other clubs.
The latest is the report claims that Italian Serie A outfit, Juventus have identified the former Lyon striker as an option for transfer for the replacement of Gonzalo Higuain on a long-term basis.
The Italian Serie A giants have Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli as their major target but the Gunners man, alongside Raul Jimenez will be an option if they fail to land the striker.
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Alexandre Lacazette has been previously linked with a move to Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid with claims that he would be used as a swap deal for Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Partey.
Thomas Partey is believed to be the major target for Arteta as reports claim that manager Mikel Arteta is a big fan of the midfielder and would be bringing him to add depth to the middle.
Now that the future of Matteo Guendouzi at the Emirates Stadium is bleak, there are chances that Arsenal will invest in the Atletico Madrid midfielder to help fortify the team.
However, commentators have argued that manager Mikel Arteta will not let go of Alexandre Lacazette in the transfer window, especially after claiming that he wants to have more of him in subsequent games and seasons.
Real Madrid star makes come-get-me plea to Man United
English Premier League outfit Man United have been handed a summer transfer boost with Real Madrid star James Rodriguez making it clear that he wants to join the club this summer transfer window.
James Rodriguez has not been as good as he used to when he first joined Real Madrid, and with the lack of opportunities in the team, he is forced to seek a move away. Recall that the Colombian was sent out on loan to German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich but the club is uninterested in keeping him on a permanent deal.
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According to Sport via Team Talk, the Red Devils have made their interest known and have held preliminary talks with James Rodriguez’s camp with a deal likely to be sealed in the summer transfer window.
North London outfit Arsenal were also interested in the service of the Real Madrid star, alongside Everton and Wolves but they were not been successful in their wish despite the chances of him leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the chances of having James Rodriguez join the Old Trafford are dependent on Man United’s success in their bid to secure a Champions League spot as they may lose James Rodriguez to other suitors with Champions League hope.