In the beginning of July alone, Arsenal splashed more than £200 million into the transfer market. The first rookie they announced was Kai Havertz from Chelsea for £ 65 million.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently dropped the “Here we go” label for the Declan Rice deal. So Arsenal fans can be assured of a blockbuster deal that the Gunners will detonate in the near future. Never in the past has Arsenal spent more than £105 million on a player. Rice would be the first instance where the Kroenke family broke the rules.
Next, it is likely that the Emirates team will successfully recruit defender Jurrien Timber. Arsenal have offered a price tag of £40 million and perhaps that is the price Ajax feels “acceptable”.
For Arsenal fans, after Rice’s signature, they wanted the BLD to bring in a quality striker to share the fire with Gabriel Jesus. However, with the current situation, it is difficult for Arsenal to spend more money for such a special position.
Overall, Arteta will have to use Folarin Balogun next season to save money. The player is worth around £40m on the market and it’s not easy for the Gunners to find a quality striker for the same price.
In addition, the Spanish strategist also needs to push away the redundant people in the Gunners squad.
Next season, Arsenal will welcome the return of a series of “loan” contracts, typically Nuno Tavares, Nicolas Pepe. Before Rice arrived, Pepe was Arsenal’s most expensive signature with a sum of up to 72 million pounds. England’s contract with the Gunners expires in the summer of 2024. Of course, they do not want to lose the Ivory Coast player and will try to find a mutually beneficial solution.
Football.London revealed that if they are good at negotiating, Arsenal can bring in up to £ 200 million from player liquidation. But it is still not the only task of Arteta and his colleagues.
Arsenal’s Board of Directors will still have to convince the stars to renew with the team. William Saliba is the closest the Gunners have come to the negotiating table. They have done this successfully before with Bukayo Saka, Gabriel and Gabriel Martinelli. Therefore, experts estimate that it is not difficult for Arteta to convince Saliba to stay at Emirates.
Recently, Saliba’s agent Niang Djibril posted a short clip with a “paper and pen” image, which further strengthens the possibility that Arsenal will announce Saliba’s signature in the near future.
Following this move, Arsenal will have to immediately negotiate with Martin Odegaard. The captain of the Gunners is being targeted by the big guys. He has a contract with the club until 2025 and they certainly do not want to be in a passive position when the Norwegian midfielder enters the final 12 months of his contract.
Crouching Dragon | 23:06 06/07/2023