Arsenal have spent more money than Man City? Pull the other one!

Is Manchester City’s success down to the money their wealthy owners have been willing to spend over the years? Most of us outsiders think so, but is it so? Man City Chief Ferran Soriano doesn’t think so; he says that it is unfair to claim Manchester City is getting the success they are getting due to overspending, as he feels they haven’t spent much; clubs like Arsenal have spent more than them.

“Look, you only have to look at the investment in players in England in the last year, three years, five years… we are never the club spending the most on players,” Soriano argued while speaking to Spanish outlet Movistar.

“There are many other clubs investing more money than us: Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal.

“Saying that we’ve spent a lot of money and we won because of that is just not true.”

However hard Soriano claims City’s success isn’t about the money, my question to him is, who has the best squad in the PL? To get a squad with such a strong bench, didn’t they spend? One reason that Arsenal failed to win the league is their inferior squad; this summer, they will try to bridge the gap between them and the Cityzens.

Given that only spending big could see Arsenal’s summer window turn out to be a success, you are left to wonder: could City have managed to have the success they’re having without spending?

Man City is probably the best club; for the last few weeks, they’ve proved time and again they are the real deal. At one point this year, they were trailing Arsenal by 8 points, but just out of nowhere, they are now on an 11-game winning streak in the league, and they’re set to beat Arsenal to the league title.

Incredibly, this league title win will be their fifth in six years, but to say they didn’t build that squad by spending zillions is simply not true!


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William Saliba’s future at Arsenal will only stop being discussed at least the day Arsenal ties him to a new deal. The Frenchman is in the last 13 months of his deal at the Emirates. Over the last few months, there’s been talk about contract negotiations between Arsenal and Saliba’s entourage. However, nothing positive has come out of these talks; no progress has been made.

Arsenal are in danger of losing the Frenchman on a free transfer next summer if he doesn’t commit. Arsenal are in a tricky position, but it gets trickier with the reports that, as per, three clubs are keen on Arsenal’s No. 12 and are ready to tempt Arsenal with offers to get him. Saliba has this season established himself as the key to Arsenal’s defence. Without him, the Gunners struggle defensively; no one can play the Saliba role as well as he does. Arteta’s project needs Saliba, and even Arteta knows that.

“We want to keep our best talent,” the Spaniard told reporters (as per online dating sites for bi, a few weeks ago ahead of his side’s clash with Newcastle. “Especially the players that deserve some recognition. I think he (Saliba) has been incredible since he came back from his loan period, and we want to reward him, that is for sure. We will find the right moment to do that.”

The Arsenal decision-makers should give Saliba what he wants, but if he is intent on leaving then we need to sell as quick as possible (for the best possible price of course) and then we can concentrate on bringing in some top (hopefully better) defenders, as adam4adam gay dating login.

The sooner this saga is over, the better it will be for Arsenal.

Just my opinion, Gooners!


The facts and stats say Arsenal need to improve their defence and don’t need a top striker

I have never understood why the prevailing suggestions that Arsenal must have a 20+ goal striker next season to be successful. I am of the opinion that having multiple sources of goals within the team is much more important, and that Arsenal has plenty of players who can score goals.

I would argue that Arsenal should prioritize other areas of the team, such as the midfield, fullbacks, and centerbacks, which need more investment to improve the team’s defensive record.

The fact is that Arsenal has scored a decent number of goals this season, with multiple players contributing to the team’s goal tally. The saying goes that the League Table doesn’t lie, and that is telling me that, despite the high-scoring defeats that Man City have been giving to their opponents this season, they have scored only 9 more goals than Arsenal up to now. Plus, for further perspective, the team in third, Newcastle United, have 20 fewer goals than Arsenal!

However, the team has struggled defensively and has conceded more goals than some of its rivals. Again, the table says both Man City and Newcastle have let in 11 goals less than the Gunners, and Chelsea, who are having a nightmare season down in 11th place, have also conceded one goal less than us!

Therefore, I think that Arsenal should focus more on improving its defense, which has been unbelievably poor at home. Other than the relegated sides, only Fulham, Bournemouth and Everton have let in more in home games, which you must admit is a crazy stat for a team that had pretensions of winning the title. So much for Fortress Emirates!

Okay, I would agree that Arsenal could benefit from acquiring a taller striker who is good in the air, to offer something different. However, it seems to me that Arsenal’s style of play under Arteta does not rely heavily on crosses into the box, and therefore a tall multi-goal specialist striker should not be a priority for the Boss, who would rather work with more attacking options from midfield or the wings.

So, it makes sense to me that Arsenal should prioritize improving its defense and investing in other areas of the team this summer rather than splurging on an expensive 20+ goal striker.

I think that Arsenal has more than enough firepower in our current squad and that with some strategic investments in key positions, the team can improve its defensive record and compete at the highest level in the next campaign.

Just my opinion Gooners!


My choices for the five players Arsenal need to buy this summer

Arsenal’s Summer Transfer Needs

Arsenal need to sign at least five players this summer:

A right-back
A winger
A central midfielder or defensive midfielder
A center-forward
A left-back

It is obvious that Arsenal need to invest in the transfer market to give us enough options to be challenging on all fronts next season, including at least qualifying out of the Group Stages in the Champions League. Here is the players I would suggest to fill those roles….


Mohamed Simakan is a good option for right-back. He is available for €30 million and can also play as a center-back.


Michael Olise or Leon Bailey would be good options for winger. They are both available for around €25 million.

Central midfielder or defensive midfielder

Arsenal need to sign a central midfielder or defensive midfielder to replace Granit Xhaka. Youri Tielemans is a good option and he is available on a free transfer.


Arsenal need to sign a center-forward who can score goals. Dušan Vlahović, Youssef En-Nesyri, and Aleksandar Mitrović are all good options.


Pervis Estupiñan is a good option for left-back. He is available for around €20 million and can also play as a center-back.

Total cost

The total cost of these five players would be around €200 million. However, Arsenal could recoup some of this money by selling players such as Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari, and Lucas Torreira.

With these five signings, Arsenal would have a much stronger squad and would be able to compete with the top teams in the Premier League and Europe.

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Should Arsenal go for this cut price Southampton defender

When Premier League clubs get relegated, other teams staying in the league always turn to these clubs and consider which players who are too good to be relegated can sign for a bargain.

Saturday evening, Southampton’s 2-0 loss to Fulham confirmed their relegation from the Premier League about 11 years after getting promoted from the Championship. Among the Newcastle squad, there are quality players Arsenal can look at and add to their squad at a bargain. We already discussed James Ward Prowse being considered but in this piece, I’d like to ask if Arsenal will go through with their desire to recruit Kyle Walker-Peters.

Walker-Peters has been linked with a move to the Emirates since last summer. He is a right back, which Arteta has been considering for his right back. At the moment, Ben White is the reliable option for Arsenal’s right-back; Tomiyasu has proven unreliable and has been very injury-prone since he arrived, so signing another backup to White could be a priority.

Arteta may, in the summer, as suggested, go for Walker-Peters, as the Athletic hinted. When they come for him, the former Spurs man will undoubtedly be ready to join, as Alex Crook hinted after interacting with the Saints’ fullback after the loss to Fulham. Crook tweeted: “Just spoken to Kyle Walker-Peters for talkSPORT asked if he felt they had shown enough fight. He said they gave there all but were not good enough. Also backed them to bounce back next season ‘whether I am here or not’.”

Do you think Walker-Peters is worth bringing in as backup if we can get him for a bargain price? He is only 26 years old so would fit Arteta’s criteria…..

Are Arsenal now looking closer to securing their summer target from last year?

Barcelona fans are anticipating Lionel Messi’s return in the summer. For the last few games, they have been chanting Messi’s name every 10th minute of their games. However, Messi’s return won’t be as easy as the thought of his free transfer in the summer seems to suggest.

Barcelona must sort out their wage bill to accommodate the GOAT’s deal. This may necessitate the departure of some Barcelona players. As per Football Insider, one player who could make way is Raphinha.

The former Leeds man has been linked with Arsenal for the last few months. Last summer, before he joined Barcelona, they wanted him. Sadly, their pursuit failed. The Gunners’ interest re-emerged in the January transfer window, but nothing came of it.

They now have the perfect opportunity for that transfer, with Barcelona now ready to cash in. But Raphinha being made available is one thing; getting him may be something else; there’s a hefty price tag slapped on his head. The La Liga giants want a fee in the £50–60 million region if they are to allow the star winger to leave. Considering his 10 goals and 11 assists in 44 games this season, his price is justified.

Arsenal has no choice but to buy the former Leeds man at the premium price for which he is available to beat the competition. Newcastle and Tottenham are also keen on the 26-year-old.

Real Madrid have “first refusal” on return of Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid could revisit Odegaard’s story

Martin Odegaard, the captain of Arsenal, may return to Real Madrid in the future. If you’re wondering where I got this information, I’m borrowing the words of Spanish journalist Ramon Alvarez, as translated by Sport Witness.Arsenal reportedly agreed to a right of first refusal with Real Madrid when they signed Odegaard to a permanent contract in August 2021. This agreement calls for Arsenal to speak with Real Madrid first about Odegaard’s departure if he decides to leave. According to Ramon, Real Madrid may seek to exploit this option in the future. “There is a kind of right of first refusal for Real Madrid that we will see if at some point it makes sense for them to exercise it,” he said on his YouTube channel, as translated by Sport Witness.

“Odegaard has just turned 24 and is still at a good age. We’ll see, but with [Jude] Bellingham, there would be a more powerful project.

“His (Odegaard’s) talent is special, and he spent very little time here.”

My OpinionDespite not commanding the headlines in the manner of Kevin De Bruyne, Odegaard has been exactly what Arsenal needed. His masterclass against West Ham proved what an incredible star Arteta is; he was the one who set up all three goals Arsenal scored. It’s unclear whether he’d favour a return to Santiago Barnebou. However, given his position as captain and the incredible success of Arteta’s project, I believe he would not want to leave Arsenal; who would?

Nketiah may be a killer, but Arsenal still need another striker

“In Front Of Goal, He Just Looks Like A Finisher” Promising Gunner Labeled A Danger To PL Goalies

Arsenal faced West Ham in the Premier League, picking up where they left off before the World Cup. The Gunners defeated the Hammers 3-1, continuing their impressive league record of 13 wins, 1 draw, and 1 defeat. That victory demonstrated to Arsenal’s Premier League rivals that they are a team that does not rely solely on one star. Many predicted that Arsenal would struggle without the injured Gabriel Jesus after overlooking Eddie Nketiah as a replacement. Nketiah only needed one chance to show why he should be the one to lead Arsenal’s offence in the future. Following his goal against West Ham, Premier League legend Michael Owen described the academy graduate as a “natural finisher”.

“When he gets in that position, this guy can finish. We’ve watched games today where it’s not the centre forward’s strength, let’s say, to be an absolute killer in front of goal. This lad does finish. He’s a born finisher,” Owen said about Nketiah.

“You can just tell. You can see in front of goal. He just looks like a finisher. He’s calm; he’s collected. All the pressure in the world can be on you but when you’re a goalscorer that’s what you’ve honed your skills in all your life. His goal tonight was absolutely brilliant. I loved how he felt for his man. He just felt where he was and knew where he was, then he rolled him.”

If you consider Owens’ claim, you’d think Arteta’s attack is in good hands, but is it? I don’t know about you, but even though Nketiah has the ability to cover for Jesus, I believe the club should go out and sign another striker as backup.


Arsenal refused sale option for young summer loanee

Nuno Tavares is enjoying his life on loan at Olympique Marseille, and the Arsenal loanee has revealed he wanted his temporary move to have an option of a permanent stay.

The left-back moved to Arsenal last season as a deputy to the often-injured Kieran Tierney.

He had more than enough chances to play, but he was not very convincing, and the Gunners signed Oleksandr Zinchenko in this campaign.

The Ukrainian and Tierney are ahead of him on the pecking order, and several clubs wanted to take him on loan.

OM won the race, and he has been in splendid form for the French side so far.

Speaking about remaining in France, he said, as quoted by The Sun:

“At Arsenal, I do not know if it was a problem of competition with Kieran Tierney, but for me, that’s not even the point.

“I came to Marseille to finally be able to play in my position. When signing with OM, I wanted to have an option to buy, but Arsenal refused. With my agents, we always wanted this purchase option, but Arsenal didn’t.”

Although he did badly in the last campaign, Tavares is clearly talented, and it makes little sense to give up on him so soon.

This is why we have refused to include a buy option in his move to France.

We expect him to return to the club at the end of this season to fight for his place at the Emirates.

Arsenal defender looking for new club after deal falls through

Arsenal defender’s move falls through

Young Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard’s move to the Championship side Burnley has fallen through, The Athletic reports.

The Northern Ireland international was in the city for his medical, however terms between the club could not be agreed.

That will be a blow to new manager Vincent Kompany who was a pivotal figure in convincing the 22-year-old to make a switch to Lancashire.

Even though the Gunners would have hoped for the defender to join Burnley, a defensively robust side, with former center back Kompany their new manager, they won’t be too fussed about the failed move.

Many clubs are believed to be interested in landing Ballard, who’s had two impressive loans at Blackpool and Millwall.

While out on loan, he was an instrumental figure at Blackpool, who got promoted to the Championship in the season he joined. He also tried to push Millwall to the Championship play-off rounds.

Despite not playing a single game for the senior squad of Arsenal, Ballard made an impressive 10 appearances for his national team.

Some fans have high hopes for him

Where the center-back will be plying his trade looks unclear. But one thing is certain, he won’t be staying around at Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta already has Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, the incoming William Saliba and Rob Holding in his trusted books.

Not to mention Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez, who Arsenal are pushing to sign in the current transfer window.

Whichever club he ends up joining, I’m sure the club’s faithful will wish him all the best for his future.

Yash Bisht