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Sander Berge Drop Transfer Hint Amid Interest from Arsenal
Sander Berge has appeared dropped his biggest hint that could join Arsenal this summer.
The central midfielder is fully expected to leave Sheffield United this summer following the Blades relegation from the Premier League.
And with Mikel Arteta keen on recruit his midfield options ahead of next season, Berge, 23, alongside Yves Bissouma are top wishlist central midfield the Spanish coach interesting in bringing in to Emirates stadium.
The Norwegian star has previously worked under Mikel Arteta’s assistant Albert Stuivenberg at Genk, while a big shake-up is expected at the Emirates Stadium this summer.
And the Blades midfielder has perhaps given his biggest hint yet that’s he’s off to north London.
The 23-year-old uploaded a picture of himself at dinner with fellow Norway team-mate Martin Odegaard to his Instagram story on Monday night.
Odegaard, 22, played on loan for the Gunners during the second-half of the 2020/21 season and due to his energetic intelligent and handsomely performances, Mikel Arteta’s side are willing to make his temporary deal with permanent deal this summer.
Arsenal cleared to complete deal for Emiliano Buendia for £40million
Arsenal have been handed a huge boost in their expressed interest in signing Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia this summer.
The 24-year-old playmaker has been long-term target for Mikel Arteta’s side after establish himself as one of best exciting attacker in the world of football.
Despite the Gunners credited with an interest last summer, they never made the move, however, after tracking the midfielder’s progress at Carrow Road and witnessing his impressive form this season, Mikel Arteta is eager to add him to his ranks ahead of next season.
In a major boost for the Gunners, it seems Norwich accept that it’s time for Buendia to move on to bigger things and they won’t prevent him from leaving Carrow Road as long as they get around £40million for him, according to The Athletic.
The Argentine has been enjoyed an exceptional season and played a major role in Norwich winning the Championship and earning promotion back into the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder scored 14 goals this season and registered 17 assists – more than any other player in the division and additional to Mikel Arteta’s midfield ranks could be major boost ahead of next season.
Yves Bissouma and Nicolas Pepe was seen having a lengthy chat as the pair leave the pitch after full-time whistle in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.
Bissouma, 24, has been in excellent form for Graham Potter’s side this season, in which ended the season with the second-highest number of tackle while also netted twice across all competitions.
His sublime season at the AMEX attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, who believed are close to winning the race for Bissouma’s signature.
However, it’s appeared that the rumoured true as the Mali box-to-box midfielder caused at Emirates stadium alongside Nicolas Pepe, who scored two brace goals against the Seagulls.
After the final whistle blew at Emirates stadium, Bissouma hugged his team-mates and fist-bumped the opposing players.
But one player he spent more time with than anyone else was Arsenal’s matchwinner Nicolas Pepe.
The Mali box-to-box midfielder and the Ivorian winger jokingly pushed one another, then put their arms around each other, and were generally smiling and in good spirits.
All that is left is for AFCBell to say that Arsenal are close to signing Bissouma.pic.twitter.com/B9cnRLfo9n— Harry (@RunReissRun) May 23, 2021
The pair appeared to share a joke or two and their conversation continued as they made their way to the tunnel.
Pepe was seen pointing to parts of the Emirates with the former Lille midfielder close by his side before going out of view and into the confines of the stadium.
One can only speculate as to what was said by the pair, if Pepe was trying to convince Bissouma, who is a boyhood Arsenal fan and was born in the Ivory Coast, to sign for the north London club.
Furthermore, they also as picture and it’s look like Mali international, who expected to be available for £40milion is interested in move to Emirates stadium this summer.
Also reports by Times this morning claim Brighton are drop Mali star’s asking price from £40m to £30million.
Brighton have lowered their price tag for Yves Bissouma from £40m to £30m. [Times] pic.twitter.com/8RYAZq1LOW— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) May 25, 2021
Nicolas Pepe, Joe Willock up for Premier League Player of the Month
Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock have been nominated for the Premier League’s May Player of the Month award, thanks to their energetic intelligent and handsomely performances throughout this month.
Pepe, 25, scored five goals in four matches included a spectacular strike against West Bromwich Albion and a brace on the final day against Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Ivory Coast international will be up against Willock, who left the London club on loan in January to join Newcastle and he finished the season in style by scoring seven consecutive goals in the Premier League.
Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal)
Joe Willock (Newcastle United – loan)
Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)
Meanwhile Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta also nominated for May’s Premier League Manager of the Month award after secured five consecutive league win
✅ Newcastle (a)
✅ West Brom (h)
✅ Chelsea (a)
✅ Palace (a)
✅ Brighton (h)