Arsenal long-term target could be ready for loan move


Arsenal may be presented with the opportunity to land their long-term target, Samuel Umtiti on loan as Barcelona are set to release him to any suitor in this summer transfer window.

The Gunners were linked with the World Cup winner in previous transfer markets but he failed to switch away from the Spanish giants until now that he has gone down the pecking order behind Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, and Ronald Araujo.

However, he is highly needed in the Mikel Arteta team at the Emirates Stadium with the opportunity now presenting itself for free. This remains an advantage to the Gunners because they could get Samuel Umtiti for a much cheaper fee, starting from a loan deal.

It is believed that the France international defender will make an impact on the Arsenal team as his experience will help the Gunners to achieve the success that is desired.

The defensive department is one of the positions the former Man City coach seeks to equip in the summer window with Samuel Umtiti a good option.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta hopes to begin a rebuild of the Arsenal team but he says it will not happen by magic but with the help of quality players in the team.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.