Arsenal Transfer Rumours: New contract for centre-back, Battle for Spanish forward, Danish striker on the radar
Arsenal are close to reaching an agreement with their defender William Saliba on a new contract. Despite joining the London giants in the summer of 2019 in a multi-million-pound deal from French club St. Etienne, the 21-year-old centre-back was loaned out for three successive campaigns.
Many believed that it was a testament to the Spanish coach’s nominal faith in Saliba and feared that he would be moved on in the summer of 2022. However, William stayed despite interest from a whole host of teams around Europe. And now he is flourishing in Arsenal colours.
France international has become a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s defence, in which he has kept three clean sheets and scored twice in seven league games. His displays in England were rewarded with another call-up to the French national squad and he looks likely to make the cut for the upcoming World Cup in Didier Deschamps’ squad.
Keeping the French centre-back at our home base was the Spanish manager and technical director Edu’s top priority last summer. Now Arsenal is reaping the rewards of more squad depth after his and Oleksandr Zinchenko’s arrival.
Whereas the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira have already made an impact upfront. Fans would hope that the current run which they are in, that has them pinned at the top of the PL chart, is the start of something great.
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Arsenal are reportedly in pole position to win the battle for the transfer of Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio. The London giants have held some negotiations over this potential move, with the Spanish coach contacting the 26-year-old forward to discuss a possible deal.
Marco has struggled for game time at Los Blancos recently, and it looks clear he would do well to consider someone like the Gunners if he wants to play more regular first-team football.
Having loaned out Pepe this summer, the Gunners look in need of more options in attack, and Asensio could be a fine signing if the Spanish manager is able to get him back to his best.
Spain international looked a hugely promising young talent when he first broke into Real Madrid team a few years ago, but it’s fair to say his repeated injury problems have slowed him down a bit.
A fully fit Asensio would surely be an asset for the Gunners, and it may be that he could move on the cheap due to his current deal situation. The Spanish winger is ready to be a free agent in the summer, and he could be available for as little as €25m.
“Asensio wanted a new opportunity in the summer, he was offered to English clubs but there wasn’t the right proposal. The situation at Real Madrid is difficult, Asensio wants to play but everything will be decided from January onwards. So far, there’s no agreement to extend his contract,” Fabrizio Romano said.
Arsenal in advanced talks with €20m-rated Denmark international
Wolfsburg centre-forward Jonas Wind has admitted that his dream is to play for Arsenal in the future. Denmark international moved to Bundesliga giants from Copenhagen in winter and scored five goals in 14 games for the club. However, Wind is already eyeing up his next move and says his perfect move would be to join the London giants.
‘If we look into the future, Arsenal would be a dream destination for me, as it has always been my favourite club,’ Jonas said. ‘In general, I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, and it would be exciting to play there. But as I said, that’s not what I’m focusing on at the moment.’
‘I’m doing well here in Wolfsburg, it’s a good club for me, and the Bundesliga is a great league to play in.’ The 23-year-old centre-forward has hit five goals in fifteen matches for the Danish national team and is looking forward to making an impression at the World Cup in November.
Denmark have been drawn into Group D with France, Australia and Tunisia. The Gunners splashed out £45m on Gabriel Jesus this summer, so a new striker would unlikely be on the Spanish manager’s radar. However, the Danish centre-forward would present a different option for Mikel Arteta.
It has been a stuttering start to the campaign for Jonas, who has been struck down with a hamstring injury. But Wind hopes to be back after the international break to make sure he is set for Denmark’s World Cup bid.
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