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Arsenal transfer news: This summer transfer window will be interesting (and important) for the Gunners after Mikel Arteta’s side fell just short of a top four finish in the Premier League last season.
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After finishing two points behind north London rivals Tottenham due to back-to-back defeats in matchweeks 36 and 37 with UEFA Champions League qualification almost in the bag, Arsenal will at least be back in the Europa League. at the start of the 2022-23 season. . After a year out of Europe, this young Arsenal side should continue their development in continental competition.
Following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona, in January) and Alexandre Lacazette (end of contract, this summer), Arteta will no doubt like to see a new striker (or two) unveiled at the Emirates Stadium in the coming weeks. .
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Below we recap the latest deals, reports and rumors concluded and give our analysis on Arsenal transfer news as Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) take you through through the next turbulent months.
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June 11 – Gunners explore if they can sign Raphinha
We know Arsenal are prioritizing the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans this summer, but according to The Telegraph they also have more than one eye on Raphinha. The 25-year-old Leeds and Brazil winger has just two years left on his contract at Elland Road and is expected to leave this summer. Barcelona, Liverpool and many other teams have been linked with Raphinha in the past but there is no move even though his agent (former Portuguese legend Deco) has discussed his soon to be moving client several times.
Would this be a good move for Arsenal? They already have a lot of players similar to Raphinha and reinforcement in midfield and upstairs (ahem, Tielemans and Jesus) should be their priority. If Raphinha is still available after that, he’s worth watching, but does he want Arsenal to need? They have Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli in the attacking midfield roles and it seems like a luxury signing and a bit unnecessary. But if the price is right (about $61 million is the asking price), its quality is unquestionable. (JPW)
June 10 – Young striker Marquinhos is set to join the Gunners for $3.7 million
Marquinhos, 19, is set to join Arsenal from Sao Paulo, according to The Guardian. They say Arsenal have ‘won the race’ to sign the Brazilian striker, who will sign a five-year deal. Marquinhos is definitely a player for the future after breaking through at Sao Paulo last season and being capped by Brazil at U17 level. As for a player for the here and now, this report indicates that Gabriel Jesus remains Arsenal’s top target. If they can bring in Jesus, Arteta will be delighted as the Gunners’ young side continue to push forward in direction as they battle for a top-four spot. (JPW)
June 9 – Alexandre Lacazette joins Lyon, which he left to sign for Arsenal
The departure of Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal was already confirmed, but we now know that the 31-year-old French striker joined Lyon on a free transfer. Lacazette spent seven seasons with the Lyon first team, where he scored 129 goals in 275 appearances (in all competitions) from 2010 to 2017, before leaving Ligue 1 to sign for Arsenal. He made 206 appearances for the Gunners and scored 71 times in five seasons at the Emirates Stadium. (EA)
June 4 – Arsenal are one of the few clubs interested in Leeds’ Raphinha
While Nicolas Pepe waits (or, at least hoping) to leave the club this summer, Arsenal could soon have two things in abundance: 1) room on the wage bill (Pepe earns $175,000 a week), and 2) playing time for a star striker (that was already present). This is why Arsenal is would have consider making a move for Leeds star Raphinha, although they are likely to face fierce competition from other clubs as well as Leeds, who have dug their heels in and said Raphinha will only leave if a club respects their assessment. Although he and Bukayo Saka play a similar role, Raphinha is versatile enough to play in other attacking positions to bring together Arsenal’s two (theoretical) best forwards on the pitch. (EA)