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Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke makes decision on Mikel Arteta future after Europa League exit
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will not sack Mikel Arteta before the start of next season despite the club’s knockout of Europa League on Thursday, according to reports.
The Gunners had crashed out of European competitions with a whimper, drawing 0-0 at home to Villarreal to lose the 2-1 on aggregate.
Despite Mikel Arteta start Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka in front-line against Villarreal, they managed just one shot on target and they failed to broken the deadlock in a match they simply had to win.
As a result their hopes of qualifying for European football next season is over due to their miserable form in the Premier League that saw them sit ninth position on league standings.
However, according to several media, including Mirror and Daily Mail, Arsenal hierarchy are prepared to give the Spaniard the summer window to rebuild a hugely-underperforming squad.
It is understood the Arsenal hierarchy are not convinced that an immediate change in their managerial position is necessary, with the unusual circumstances of this Covid hit season providing some mitigation.
Arsenal eye move for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana
Arsenal have reportedly positioned themselves in bids to land Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana if his appeal against a 12-month ban is successful.
Bernd Leno disappointing display entirely this season and Mat Ryan temporary deal end at the season, means the Gunners could be in market for a new stopper.
And according to a report from Goal, Mikel Arteta’s side monitoring the situation surrounding the Cameroon star, who’s currently serving a 12-month ban handed to him by UEFA for using banned substances.
Onana is fighting the ban, however, and is expecting a verdict from an appeal in June and currently, he won’t able to play until February 2012 but if his suspension is reduced a summer move could be on the cards.
Andre Onana is available for €30 million. He’s 24 years old and can give a good competition to Kepa. Yes we can have both young go keepers and we play the one who is in form at the time. We need good depth too. #Onana #Kepa #Chelsea #lockdown pic.twitter.com/HfbjGIhL9b— Takudzwa Noel Mwashaenyi (@Tkaynoel) April 15, 2020
Arsenal have held a long-term interest in the goalkeeper, with the Gunners contacting his representative in January, however, reports by Goal explain in details that the north London club could launch a region of £7million on Cameroon star in summer if his appeal against a 12-month ban is successful.
Gunners ahead of Tottenham and Everton in race for Yves Bissouma
Arsenal are reportedly close to winning the race for Yves Bissouma’s signature, with club boss interested in services of Mali box-to-box midfielder.
Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his midfield options after landing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer.
And according to The Daily Star, Arsenal believe they are winning the race to land Yves Bissouma in a £30 million deal.
The reports explain in details that Mikel Arteta is a huge admires of Bissouma and Gunners chief have already made a move ahead of summer transfer window.
The Mali box-to-box midfielder still have two years remaining on his deal with Brighton this summer but the club will be happy to cash in on a player who they signed for £15million in 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Everton also made approached for Bissouma but it appears that the midfielder is likely to heading to Emirates this summer.
Arsenal make €9m offer to PSG for Thilo Kehrer
According to Paris Fans, Arsenal have made a bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer, with Gunners starting their recruit ahead of next season.
The French news outlet claim that Mikel Arteta’s side have submitted a €9million (£7.8 million) bid for the 24-year-old, who PSG signed from Schalke 04 for €37million (£32 million) in 2018.
But reports by Paris Fans, explains in details that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are happy to sell Kehrer this summer, the Gunners want to using the opportunities to bringing in the 9-camp Germany international.
It is mentioned in the report that PSG would like €25 million (£21.6 million) for their No.4, means Gunners need to increase their offer if they want to signing the defender.