Arsenal ‘close’ to Thomas Partey transfer and have three more La Liga options planned
Mikel Arteta hopes that his native Spain will strengthen its position in the midfield, the agency said. Arsenal’s manager identified three potential goals in addition to Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.
Arrows currently ranked ninth in the Premier League table – 11 points behind fourth in Chelsea, who ranks last in the Champions League.
And with qualifications in the Europa League there is also a difficult prospect – Arsenal is focused on recruiting ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Dani Ceballos was already discussing his return to Real Madrid this summer, leaving Arteta with Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock as central midfielders.
But the Spanish edition of La Razon suggests that reinforcements could head to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s proposal for the launch of Levante’s Enis Bardhi, as Arteta hopes to change composition
Here are the morning headlines for Arsenal on Monday, June 29th.
Mikel Arteta will want to change his team during his first summer in charge of Arsenal, so there are likely to be countless transfer rumors linking players to moving to the Emirates.
The last person in the frame is Enis Bardhi from Levante. The Spanish radio show Onda Deportiva claims that the gunners have already relied on the player.
The 24-year-old footballer is an attacking midfielder who scored four goals and secured two assists in La Liga this season (according to WhoScored).
Matteo Guendouzi was expelled from the Arsenal in the second match in a row, as the Gunners booked their place in the semifinal of the FA Cup, defeating Sheffield United.
In his last appearance, he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat and allegedly mocked the Brighton players for earning less than him.
Former England international player Jamie Redknapp defended Guendouzi for the latter in his latest Daily Mail column.
“I refuse to hammer the 21-year-old for his trash talking against Brighton,” he wrote.
“He apparently brought up money with Neal Maupay. It’s crass, it’s unkind, but it happens. It’s happened since day dot in football and it will always happen.”
Dixon on how to get the best out of Guendouzi
Jamie Redknapp was not the only former player to comment on Guendouzi this weekend. Arsenal’s former right-back, Lee Dixon, has suggested how to get the most out of him, the Daily Mail reports.
“If you picked Guendouzi out of the team now and stuck him next to Patrick Vieira, he would be a totally different player because he would be led around the pitch and told where to go,” he said.
Few Gunners fans would argue that adding Vieira to the current team wouldn’t help.
Report: Brazilian highly rated by Neymar expected to join Arsenal from PSG
According to Athletic’s David Ornstein, Bruno Mazziotti, head of the Paris Saint-Germain physiotherapy department, should join Arsenal at the end of the season.
Chris Morgan leaves this position at a North London club to return to Liverpool, and the Gunners identified the Brazilian as a replacement.
The 42-year-old guy is highly rated by Brazilian heroes Ronaldo, Neymar, Thiago Silva and Alexandre Pato and has been working in PSG since 2018.
Following the dismissal of their performance director Martin Buchheit, Mazziotti will leave Parc des Princes as soon as their Champions League campaign ends.
He is friends with Arsenal’s CTO Edu, who worked together at Corinthians and the Brazilian national team, and although nothing was signed, the agreement is considered close.
The physio has worked with Real Madrid, AC Milan, Shandong Luneng and Iran’s national team in the past and he brings quality and experience to the table.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could do with a very fit squad all-campaign next term, and he will hope Mazziotti can help with that.
The Gunners will look to break into top-four next term and going forward, and having a top medic goes a long way.
Arsenal set to lose promising academy striker Folarin Balogun this summer.
It is reported that Academy star Folarin Balogun, highly praised by Arsenal, decided to leave the Emirates this summer, failing to enter into a new contract with the club.
This season, Mikel Arteta presented many opportunities for talented young people, including Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock.
However despite the fact that Balogun boasts an excellent record for goals scored at the youth level, he has not yet made his debut in the first team for the Gunners.
Due to the fact that the contract of the 18-year-old player expires next summer, a north London club tried to connect it with a new long-term deal.
But, according to The Athletic, given his limited involvement with the senior squad, Balogun has now made up his mind to move on.
The report said that Arsenal will consider acceptable offers for the teenager in the next transfer window, and will not let him go free of charge after 12 months.
The Gunners rejected Brentford’s offer of £5 million for the 18-year-old player in January, and he aroused interest among a number of Europe’s top clubs.
Mikel Arteta singled out the Eddie Nketiah Academy product for praise after Arsenal’s youth side reached the FA Cup semi-finals 2-1 over Sheffield United on Sunday.
The 21-year-old footballer replaced Alexandre Lacazette in the second half, and when asked about the performance of his children, the Spaniard emphasized the fighting spirit of Nketiah.
‘They are evolving and they are really willing and they have a lot of personality to play,’ Arteta said.
‘You can see the way they played today and Eddie as well, the way he came on and how he fights with everybody, he doesn’t care, so I really like that.’