According to reports, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, is trying to persuade a “remarkable” player to come play with him in north London.
Who is Arsenal’s 2023 signing?
For a total of at least £200 million, Arteta’s team signed contracts to bring in club record signing Declan Rice, versatile Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, attacker Kai Havertz, and goalkeeper David Raya in an attempt to contend for the Premier League title once more.
As an alternative, Arsenal sent on loan or permanent deals Folarin Balogun, Granit Xhaka, Matt Turner, Auston Trusty, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding, Nuno Tavares, Marquinhos, Nicolas Pepe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
So far, these additions have paid off, despite the fact that Havertz has faced harsh criticism and Timber has missed the majority of the season due to an ACL injury. Raya has since replaced the long-reigning top custodian Aaron Ramsdale in Arteta’s net, and Rice is gradually living up to his enormous £105 million price tag.
The Gunners, who have won four of their first six league games, are undefeated. They will next play Bournemouth today in an attempt to stay up with the top teams in the division.
What recent transfers are happening at Arsenal?
Ivan Toney, a star player for Brentford, has been strongly linked to Arsenal despite their extravagant summer expenditure. It has been stated that Arsenal is focused on January. With his current ban until mid-January due to suspected gambling violations, the England striker is attracting a lot of interest from Premier League teams.
Toney’s manager, Thomas Frank, expressed great admiration for him following his outstanding 20-goal league total the previous season. Other suitors for the player include Chelsea and Tottenham.
Ivan is remarkable in so many ways, Frank said earlier this year.
It’s incredible how well he handles stress and diversions. He has been leading the squad, providing a performance, and scoring goals. He is amazing. Ivan is a great guy among the group, but I can only speak about the Ivan I see every day around here. He possesses a certain kind of emotional intelligence that allows him to understand every player and employee.”
Reporter John Cross of The Daily Mirror has an update on Toney’s possible transfer to the Emirates Stadium and claims that the 27-year-old is a personal favourite of Arteta’s. The boss of Arsenal is personally planning to “convince” Toney to join the team by making him a priority target, he claims.
Arteta is reportedly hoping that this will convince him to go to their area of north London rather than other interested parties (Chelsea and Spurs are mentioned again), but Arsenal might need to sell players first. Given Financial Fair Play, the Gunners may be cautious of Brentford’s minimum demand of £60 million for Toney. Cross states that it will be difficult to locate any suggested makeweights because players like Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah are dedicated to staying at Arsenal.
Nevertheless, Arteta intends to entice Toney by demonstrating that he is Arsenal’s “outstanding choice” for the striker come wintertime.