One of best journalist in term of what is going on at Emirates stadium, David Ornstein has confirmed Arsenal’s technical director Edu Gasper and Mikel Arteta are already selling an exciting project to potential additions ahead of summer transfer window.
The Gunners are trying to put behind a dismal season with strong activity in the transfer market this summer and it’s been claimed that Edu and Arteta are submitted their transfer plans to the board and the club are making moves ahead of schedule to try and tie down players.
David Ornstein says that he has been in contact with some players that Arsenal are trying to sign, and the word he is getting is that the proposals are very impressive.
‘I know with Arsenal they [the transfer plans] have already been submitted by Edu and Mikel Arteta to the board of directors and they are very clear in what they want to do,’ Ornstein began.
‘Whether they will be able to do it will depend on the finance which is made available by the owners and whether they will be able to attract players.
‘I know of a number of players Arsenal have made proposals to, very attractive, and they do have a plan to get back into the big time.
.@David_Ornstein: “I know with Arsenal, they [transfer plans] have already been submitted by Edu & Arteta. I know of a number of players Arsenal have made proposals to, I think Edu & Arteta are selling an impressive project to potential recruits.” #afc pic.twitter.com/vawFArabuM— afcstuff (@afcstuff) May 21, 2021
‘Edu & Arteta are selling an impressive project to potential recruits but many of those players have ambitions to play in the Champions League or at least the Europa League so they are not considering those proposals at this point.’
It is understood that Mikel Arteta and Gunners chief are looking to strengthen in as many as five positions this summer in a bid to get the club challenging higher up the table next season.
The Gunners have been linked with a brand new pair of full-backs, another central defender, a midfield partner for Thomas Partey, a creative midfielder and a forward.
And heading into the summer’s window, here is the Gunners’ best lineup for the 2021/22 season and the four transfers Arteta must complete.
Sportarena understand Arsenal are open to sell Bernd Leno following disappointing campaign and reports by Goal claim Andre Onana, who reportedly available for £7m could be on way to Emirates to replace Leno in goal, if his appeal against a 12-month ban is successful.
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
The Cameroon international could take Leno’s place in goal behind a new-look defence that marks the return of William Saliba following his loan spell with Nice to partner Gabriel Magalhaes at the hearts of Arsenal defensive unit.
Kieran Tierney is clearly the undisputed left-back option, but he could have a fresh face on the opposite flank with Max Aarons tipped as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who expected to leave the club in upcoming summer transfer window.
Look at the amount of big chances Max Aarons creates… pic.twitter.com/Ch7rWKgJnh— ًEllis. (@UtdEIIis) January 1, 2021
Reinforcement of middle of the park are Arsenal priority this summer, as a result of that, there could be a significant addition to midfield options ahead of next campaign.
Yves Bissouma has been identified as a long-term partner for Thomas Partey, who has endured a mixed season since joining from Atletico Madrid in last summer’s transfer window.
The Mali box-to-box midfielder has been establish himself as one of the best young midfielder in Premier League and report by Daily Star claim Gunners have believed they’re confident of bringing in to Emirates stadium in a region of £35million this summer.
With Odegaard’s future at Arsenal remains unclear as he could return to Real Madrid next season, Mikel Arteta and Edu Gasper are already identified Emiliano Buendia as potential target for No. 10 role.
The attacking midfielder, who played a major role in Norwich winning the Championship and earning promotion back into the Premier League, scored 14 goals this season and registered 17 assists – more than any other player in the division.
The 24-year-old is expected to lead Gunners’ No. role next season and provide quality in term created big chances, complete more through balls and passes in the final third.
Bukayo Saka is expected to be on the right-wing flank after produced a big impression throughout this campaign while will hope Gabriel Martinelli deserve to start on left-wing flank and Aubameyang lead the front line-up during next season.
Possible Arsenal XI: Onana; Aarons, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Bissouma, Buendia; Saka, Martinelli Aubameyang.