Diving into the frantic world of the transfer window as summer approaches, there’s rarely a dull moment in the realm of Arsenal’s transfer news. Keeping a close watch on proceedings, we uncover the Gunners’ latest interests and possible departures.
- Arsenal demonstrate keen interest in RB Leipzig duo Dominik Szoboszlai and Dani Olmo, and continues to pursue Mason Mount despite competition.
- Gunners’ left-back Kieran Tierney has attracted attention from Newcastle, while Arsenal prepare an opening proposal for West Ham star Declan Rice.
- Inside the club, Bukayo Saka extends his contract, expressing optimism about his future at Arsenal, as Granit Xhaka’s gets ready to say goodbye.
A duo from RB Leipzig – Dominik Szoboszlai and Dani Olmo – have reportedly piqued Arsenal’s interest. The North London club is known to want to fortify their midfield and this is just the latest set of players linked with a move this summer.
In contrast, there are potential exits looming at the Emirates. Arsenal’s highly regarded left-back, Kieran Tierney, appears to still be on Newcastle’s radar.
The Scottish international’s performances, when given a chance, have made him a coveted figure across the Premier League.
Meanwhile, as you will have heard, Arsenal have been planning a major swoop for West Ham’s star, Declan Rice.
However, this move might encounter a few problems, with speculation of a possible “hijack” by other Premier League rivals.
One of the most debated transfer pursuits this window is Mason Mount from Chelsea.
Arsenal face stiff competition from Manchester United, Liverpool and even Bayern Munich for his signature.
Reports suggest that Mount’s wage concerns at Chelsea could potentially trigger a transfer bidding war this summer.
Within the club’s walls, positive news has emerged with Bukayo Saka committing his future to Arsenal.
Upon the contract extension, club chief Edu remarked, “Bukayo has now developed into one of the best young players in the game.
“We’re looking forward to enjoying together this next stage of his career with us.”
Concurrently, the club is dealing with the anticipated exit of Granit Xhaka.
Former defender Mikael Silvestre believes the club will need to find a “leader” to fill the void left by Xhaka’s departure, although Arsenal probably believe they have found that in Rice and Ilkay Gundogan, the latter of whom is looking for a longer-term deal than the one-year contract City have offered him.
With the transfer window not even open yet, these ongoing sagas will continue to dominate the headlines.
Yet, even as the pieces move on the chessboard, Mikel Arteta remains sanguine about the club’s performance.
He said: “We have achieved reaching the Champions League with five or six games to go, and we’ve finished second. We have developed a lot of players and taken them to a very different stage of their careers.”
Speaking before Arsenal’s final game of the season against Wolves, Arteta added, “I think we are in a moment of our journey where we have built a lot.
“We have a great foundation and we have become really competitive, but now I think it is time to press the reset button, and go again.”
Only time will determine how these prospective moves pan out for Arsenal.
However, one thing is certain – the Gunners are well in the game, both on and off the pitch.