Arsenal are struggling to find consistency in their form. The North London side have been on the back foot for a while now. Mikel Arteta did make some improvements since he started to manage the side. However, the Gunners are far from an imminent threat in the Premier League.
The lack of form of the Gunners is not a managerial issue. But the lack of sync and inconsistent performance of multiple individuals. Arteta has been trying desperately to find the flow of football at Emirates. But every time he improves one step, Arsenal go back two steps in the next fame.
Hence, the Arsenal management is keen on making some important transfers in the summer. However, the Gunners are among many clubs facing financial difficulties. Hence, Edu and Arteta have to first part ways with some of the deadweights.
Reports claim that Arsenal are planning to reinforce their defence in the summer. However, an attacking addition is also in their wishlist. Arteta was very desperate after their loss at home to Liverpool in their last fixture. The Spaniard made an apology to all the supporters and also made a promise to get back to winning ways.
Guendouzi to part ways:
After making regular appearances in the Arsenal main squad last season. Matteo Guendouzi found himself in the bad books of the manager after his incident with Neil Maupay. The youngster was then mostly seen as a bench-warmer for Arsenal. And in the January window, the Frenchman went on loan to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Arsenal were hoping to get Guendouzi off their wage bill since his incident. And they were hoping that Hertha Berlin may choose to sign a permanent deal with the player. However, until a few weeks back, Arsenal were unlikely to get such a deal. But the German club’s Sporting Director Arne Friedrich is hinting at their interest in Guendouzi.
“You realise that he is a great player. I’ve also read that he had problems at Arsenal but here he behaves very well.” – Arne Friedrich via The Guardian.
This will be news of delight for the Gunners. It seems like a return to Emirates is not favoured by both the players and the club. Hence it is best for both parties to come to a mutual understanding and part ways. This will also help Arsenal raise some funds ahead of the summer window.
Arsenal target £43m Serie A player:
The North London side are reportedly keen to sign Inter Milan ace Achraf Hakimi in the summer. The Moroccan footballer is worth £43m and Arsenal are desperate to raise the funds. The Gunners’ long-term right-back Hector Bellerin is likely to exit in the summer. Edu and Arteta find Hakimi as the perfect replacement for Bellerin. Also, Arteta is keen to bolster his defence in the summer window.
In addition to Hakimi, Arsenal are also keen to extend the stay of Martin Odegaard. The 22-year-old has been impressive for Arsenal during his loan spell from Real Madrid. Hence Arteta is keen to keep him at Emirates. The Gunners will look to either buy him or will propose a longer loan spell.
Arsenal fans are also stirring on the rumours of Sergio Aguero moving to Emirates. Argentina forward is ready to make an exit from Manchester City in the summer. There are multiple suitors tailing him with FC Barcelona as a favourite. However, Arsenal may also hope to lure him in. In addition to the incomings, Arsenal are also hoping to sell some players.
Lucas Torreira is likely to shift to Boca Juniors in the summer. Also, reports of Dani Ceballos returning to Real Madrid are also in the air. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock are also likely to depart if a good deal is made. It seems like Arsenal are planning on making some big changes in the summer. Mikel Arteta made the promise to regain Arsenal’s former glory three years after his reign. Let’s hope to see the Spaniard guide Arsenal back to their best times in the next campaign.