Should Arsenal try again for Milinkovic-Savic this summer?

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has long been admired at Arsenal. There were speculations that the versatile midfielder was set to join Arsenal in the summer of 2022, but his deal did not go through since he said no to the transfer. Months later, there were rumors that he had changed his mind about Arsenal and would love to join them. Even with his “approval” for the transfer, the Gunners will have to go back for him for him to seal a move to the Emirates.

Interestingly, Arsenal’s current focus is on signing a Premier League midfielder, with Ilkay Gundogan, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, and Moises Caicedo all being considered. So, could Arsenal return for Savic, who has been extensively linked with a move away from Lazio and likely out of Serie A, with Juventus and Milan unwilling to take him on the cheap deal Lazio is ready to let him go? According to Corrieredello Sport, his representative may be making contact with clubs that have previously expressed interest in his client.

According to the report, his agent would make contact with Arsenal. If I were an Arsenal executive, I’d see Savic as a suitable replacement for Granit Xhaka. He, like the Swiss international, is a leader, experienced, and talented (he had nine goals and eight assists in 35 appearances last season). Anyway, we’ll have to wait and see whether Savic signs or not.

Can Man City stop Gundogan moving to Arsenal?

For the better part of last week different reports suggested Ilkay Gundogan was a Player Mikel Arteta was eyeing for his side. The fact that the German’s deal at the Etihad expires this summer and he could be free to choose where he wants to play next season made some Gooners believe they could get him.

In light with the belief Gundogan could be swayed to move to the Emirates, Gabby Agbonlahor feels Gundogan won’t be joining Arsenal. The PL pundit argues Man City are wise not to allow their stars to move to Arsenal and making them stronger to cause problems for their league ambitions

Gabby told charlene and samuel dating in the dark: “I don’t think Man City will ever let a player go to Arsenal again.

“This season, it’s almost cost them the title with Jesus and Zinchenko. They were outstanding.

“I think they’ll learn from their mistakes and know that Arsenal are a true rival.

“If Gundogan is to leave Man City, it’s to go to a different league. I’m not sure he’ll go to another English club.

“I can see him leaving for Spain with Barcelona. And the same goes for Bernardo Silva.”

Arsenal signing Gundogan may be a good deal, but even so I doubt it is a deal Edu and Arteta will want to force, although the fact is that if Gundogan did decide to join Arteta’s side, there is not much Man City can do about it once he is out of contract.

Even so, if they don’t sign him it won’t be a blow to them, as they will still have every chance to bolster the engine room with players who could serve them for years to come.

Should Arsenal give West Ham these three players to help secure Declan Rice

West Ham is prepared to sell Arsenal target Declan Rice, with several clubs expected to compete with the Gunners for his signature at the end of this season.

The midfielder has been in superb form in English football over the last few seasons and now wants to play in the Champions League.

Arsenal can provide him an opportunity to play in that elite competition and West Ham is now prepared to lose him to the Gunners.

A report on Football Transfers reveals the Hammers could demand some Gunners players in exchange for the Englishman.

The report claims Mikel Arteta’s side might have to add Folarin Balogun, Reiss Nelson or Albert Sambi Lokonga to their offer to the Irons.

David Moyes’ side believes these players could make an impact in his squad and are prepared to add any of them to it.

These players are fringe members of our squad, so we should be more than happy to send at least one of them to West Ham.

They could get more game time there than they get at the Emirates at the moment.

As long as the transfer will cost us less money when we add a player in exchange, it is a winning situation.

Brighton defeat was depressing, but let’s look at the big picture at Arsenal

Arsenal’s disappointing loss to Brighton has led to a feeling that the team simply can’t handle the pressure of a title race. However, I believe that the gloom and doom surrounding the club is a bit overblown. Yes, it was a disappointing game, but they still finished second in the Premier League, which is a huge improvement from last year.

It is important to remember that this is still a young team that is still learning and growing. They have a lot of potential, and I think they will be even better next season. Arteta has done a good job of building a young, talented squad, and I believe he deserves to be given more time to see his project through.

That being said, there are some areas where Arsenal can improve. One area of concern is the lack of a natural goalscorer up front. Jesus is a good player, but he is not a prolific scorer. Arsenal need someone who can hold the ball up and bring others into play. If they can add a player like that, I think they will be a real force in the Premier League next season.

Another area where Arsenal can improve is their squad depth. They have a good starting XI, but they lack quality depth in some areas. This was evident in the game against Brighton, when Arsenal were forced to make several changes due to injuries. If Arsenal can add some quality depth to their squad, they will be better equipped to deal with injuries and suspensions next season.

The absolute key areas that Arteta must concentrate on is our midfield, and with the constant rumours about Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo, and numerous other top class central performers, we can just about confidently predict that we will be having a very exciting summer transfer window ahead.

Also, although at the beginning of the season most Gooners thought that Saliba and Gabriel were likely to be the strongest defensive pairing in the League, our defensive League record is telling us the exact opposite is true, especially when either of them were out injured and we had to rely on the adequate but uninspring duo of Holding and Kiwior, so it is a must that Arteta concentrates on our back line as well.

But overall, I believe that Arsenal are on the right track. They have a young, talented squad with a lot of potential. With a few key additions, I think they can be a real challenge to Man City in the Premier League next season.

Moggy the Gooner


Who would you want to replace Arteta if he is tempted to leave Arsenal?

Arsenal are the real deal in the Premier League. Anyone who doesn’t believe this doesn’t watch the Premier League. Mikel Arteta’s work at Arsenal speaks for itself. The Spaniard has in his time at the Emirates transformed Arsenal from a team that was in its comfort zone, just honouring PL fixtures, to a team that is now setting the pace in the PL, a team that many fear meeting as they are too dominant.

At the moment, Arsenal are top of the table with 72 points, eight points better than Manchester City, who are second. If Arsenal manages to win the league come May 28th, there will be no doubt Arteta will be considered one of the greatest at the moment.

Him being the greatest, top clubs will be keen to sign him from Arsenal. It is unlikely Arteta will want to leave Arsenal, but if the deal is too good and he leaves, what will happen to Arsenal?

Apparently, as per FC Inter News, Arsenal already have a back-up plan if Arteta leaves as early as the summer. Apparently Arsenal decision-makers have been impressed with Roberto De Zerbi’s brilliant form as Brighton boss since taking over at the Armex stadium last September.

De Zerbi has the Seagulls flying, playing beautiful football, and collecting results. Inter Milan also want him, but Arsenal are ready to beat them to his services if the need arises.

“Should Mikel Arteta consider his cycle at Arsenal concluded with victory in the Premier League, the Italian would be clearly in pole position to take up his legacy,” writes FC Inter News. Though it is unlikely to happen, would you consider De Zerbi replacing Arteta?

If not, who would you front?

Could PSG turn the heads of Saliba and Martinelli?

Arsenal has been the team to watch this season. Arteta has found a way to get the most out of his team, and the Arsenal players are gradually revealing their true colours to the rest of the world. This is great news for Arsenal fans, but it has a negative impact on Arteta’s project because Arsenal’s “dependables” have begun to attract suitors from all over Europe.

According to Media Foot, Ligue 1 powerhouse PSG has identified Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba as two Gunners they want this winter transfer window. Anyone who has seen William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli play could write a book about their brilliance.

Saliba has made Arsenal’s defence a fortress, while Martinelli has made the left wing his own; there have even been claims that Mykhailo Mudryk would have been able to bench the Brazilian.

Yes, the duo has improved, and PSG will be justified in wanting them; these two possess the ability to transform a team. Given the apparent progress of Arteta’s project, it is unlikely that anyone would want to leave Arsenal, at least for the time being.

The only issue that could jeopardise Saliba and Martinelli’s long-term future at Arsenal if PSG’s advances this month fail as they should is that their contracts expire in 2024, which means Arsenal may be forced to offer bumper deals to the duo sooner rather than later, or PSG will keep coming back with sweeteners for the duo.

Juventus need to give up on trying to sign Gabriel Magalhaes

Can you name any of Arteta’s Arsenal starting eleven who would be willing to walk away from their current successful run in the Premier League?

Arsenal is having their best league run ever, having just collected their 15th league win of the season after defeating their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 this weekend. Arsenal now comfortably leads the Premier League table with 47 points, eight points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. Arteta’s Arsenal project is finally paying off.

So, can any Gunner be “turned” to abandon his good fortune at the Emirates? Juventus, according to CMW, believes they can persuade Gabriel Magalhaes to join their project.

Gabriel is well-liked by the Serie A giants. There was talk a few days ago that they might offer Dusan Vlahovic to Arsenal in exchange for the Arsenal player.

Now, according to CMW, Juve’s new board will take over on Thursday, after which they will attempt to make a headline defensive swoop, with Gabriel being targeted as this defender.

It remains to be seen whether a large bid for Gabriel will be made in the coming days. But if it happens, it will be perplexing if Arteta allows his defensive beast to leave months after signing a new contract.

Should Arsenal take a chance on Eden Hazard?

If you regularly read the various Arsenal transfer gossip columns, you should be aware that Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to the Emirates. Hazard made his prolific move to Real Madrid in 2019, hoping to transfer his Premier League dominance to La Liga. Unfortunately, after about three years in the Spanish League, the former Blue has failed to find his magic, even though injuries have played a part in this.

According to reports, he may be allowed to leave Santiago Barnebeau, and Arsenal is said to have approached the La Liga club about the possibility of signing him. So, realistically, the question is whether Mikel Arteta’s move for Hazard makes sense. Janusz Michallik believes it does; in fact, the US football pundit believes Arteta will shock the world with that swoop because he believes he can save the Belgian’s football career one last time.

“Would he be coming for almost free,” asked Michallik. “Real Madrid would be really happy to get rid of him rather cheaply.

“Part of me thinks if there was a coach (who could get the best out of him), then Mikel Arteta. I mean, he was the best in the Premier League once or twice.

“No indications, but if it wasn’t too costly, then why not?! Experience. What’s there to lose? You could always get rid of him (if it goes wrong).

“It’s highly unlikely, but Mikel Arteta strikes me as a manager that would like this project. To see if he can revive what we saw once in Eden Hazard. Remember there was a season when he was unplayable in the Premier League.”

Can Hazard return to the Premier League and reinvent himself, or is that a risk Arteta should avoid?

Should Arsenal try again to sign Tammy Abraham?

Arsenal, like last summer, is in need of a striker this winter transfer window. After the 2021-22 season, where Arsenal bottled a clear chance to finish in the top 4, one thing was clear: Their inability to outscore some of their opponents saw them fail to “kill off games”.

Signing a striker was the only way they could improve for the 2022–23 season, and Arteta just did that by paying £45 million to Manchester City for Gabriel Jesus. There’s no denying how influential Jesus has been in Arteta’s attack. When he was fit, Arsenal’s attack became dangerous because if he isn’t scoring, he is assisting, and if he isn’t assisting, he is creating chances.

Anyway, Arsenal will be without him for the upcoming games and will need to find a replacement. So, who should they seek to replace Jesus with? Tammy Abraham has firmly entered the running to cover for the injured Jesus, according to la Reppublica, as translated by Roma Press, after the Gunners inquired about him.

Abraham turned down a move to Arsenal in 2021 to join AS Roma. He went on to become a big hit in Serie A, scoring 17 goals in 37 games last season. His stats last season saw him made “untouchable” as far as the transfer window is concerned; however, his poor form this term, where he has 3 goals in 16 games, has made him “sellable” now.

Arsenal wants to sign him and give him a chance to re-establish himself in the English football scene. Roma wants to sell him.

We’ll have to wait and see if a move for Abraham is fully pursued, but the former Blue has three years left on his contract.

Do Arsenal even need Mudryk?

Even with Shakhtar Donetsk’s high asking price and Chelsea’s entry into the race, not many Gunners would be content with Arsenal simply giving up on signing Ukrainian Neymar, who has been courting them in recent months.

William Gallas, on the other hand, has hinted that Arsenal would be better off foregoing a move for Mudryk because he doesn’t know if they need him and believes Nketiah will perform well going forward. “I don’t know if Arsenal need Mykhaylo Mudryk for the second part of the season. Maybe they do,” Gallas told Getting Casino.

“As I said, the season is very long. But at the same time, Arteta has his squad already, players on the bench, players who can come on and play in that position like Nketiah.

“It’s really difficult to get an answer to that question because I’m not there and I don’t know what is going down. So if they sign him, they know why.

“I’m sure Mudryk is a great player who can help the squad. So if that player can help them to win the title, then they should buy him.”

Reading what Gallas has to say, I understand why some may be confused, but at the end of the day, the question he may be indirectly asking is, “Does Arsenal need Mudryk, or is he just a player they want but don’t need?”