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Arsenal now in talks to sign up Powerhouse midfielder–fans love and hate

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Arsenal have held talks with Granit Xhaka over a new contract with the midfielder keen to sign a new deal at the Emirates,

Xhaka has been at the Emirates for quite some time now and has become a big part of that Arsenal squad – despite the love hate relationship that he has had with the fans over the years.

There has been alot of players coming into the Emirates over the past couple of windows – and there has been some speculation that a few more midfielders will arrive at the end of the season, meaning that players like Xhaka may no longer be needed at the Emirates.

However – The Gunners have an option to extend Xhaka’s contract by a further year but they are keen to commit him for more than that, according to a report from 90min.

Talks have reportedly already been held over a new contract. And there is hope that a deal can be agreed quite quickly with both sides keen.

Xhaka is one of those players that frustrates Arsenal fans at times and many would actually like to see him depart the club in the coming windows.

However – he isa solid member of that arsenal SQUAD and it is quite easy to see just why the club are so keen to tie him down to a new contract, and we are sure it will not take the two parties long to come to a deal – especially as the club want to keep the man and the player wants to stay.


Arsenal have held talks with Granit Xhaka to discuss a new contract at the Emirates and it is looking likely that the 28-year-old will be staying at the club.



Xhaka has been an integral part of the Arsenal squad for several years now, firmly establishing himself in the midfield despite having had a tumultuous relationship with the club’s fans. Recent arrivals of numerous players in a number of positions have raised questions about whether or not Xhaka will be retained by the club ahead of the new season.



Fortunately, according to a report from 90min, it has emerged that Arsenal are keen to extend the midfielder’s contract by more than the current deal allows and they have already held talks with the player over the matter.



Both the club and the player are hopeful that an agreement can be made in the very near future, with Xhaka eager to commit his future to the Emirate.



It is true that Xhaka is a player that frustrates some supporters, but it is easy to see why the club feel the need to retain him in the squad. And with both sides keen to reach a deal, it is very likely that Xhaka will remain an Arsenal player for the foreseeable future.

‘I’d go for him’ – Man Utd could sign £88.2m star to solve striker problem

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It appears that Manchester United are looking to acquire a new striker this summer, as they will be left with only one natural centre-forward in the squad when the season ends. Wout Weghorst, who was signed on loan in January, has not been very successful, scoring only one goal and one assist in 11 appearances. Anthony Martial, the other senior striker, has been out with injuries for most of the season. Victor Osimhen, from Napoli, is believed to be on their shortlist, having scored 20 goals and four assists in 24 games this season. Rio Ferdinand believes this would be a smart move, as there is resale value with his age at 24 years old. Napoli paid €75m (£66.2m) to sign the 24-year-old and reportedly want in excess of €100m (£88.2m) this summer. Other clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in Osimhen, so there could be a bidding war in the coming months. Martial has scored six goals from 14 games this season, but has not hit double figures for league goals in the last three years. Weghorst has not been too successful either, so Ten Hag will likely upgrade the pair. Aleksandar Mitrovic has been suggested as a potential option, but Omishen would arguably be the better choice.
It appears that Manchester United are in desperate need of a striker as the club will be left with only one centre-forward when the season ends. Victor Osimhen, from Napoli, is reportedly their number one target, as his performances in the Italian Serie A have been nothing short of sensational. The 24-year-old has scored 20 goals and four assists in 24 games this season, meaning he could be an excellent addition to the Manchester United squad.

Rio Ferdinand has also encouraged the move, believing that such a signing would bring further value with his age, as it could lead to a potential resale later down the line. Napoli paid €75m (£66.2m) for the attacker last summer, and reportedly wants in excess of €100m (£88.2m) this summer. As such, Manchester United will face some stiff competition for the player, with both Chelsea and Liverpool also being credited with an interest in the player.

Anthony Martial, the other senior striker, has also been out with injuries for much of the season and outside of Wout Weghorst, signed on loan from Wolfsburg in January, Manchester United have no other recognised centre-forward in their squad. Weghorst has been underwhelming, scoring only one goal and one assist in 11 appearances this season, so it goes without saying that Manchester United need a much better option upfront.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been suggested as a potential option for the Red Devils, however, Omishen would seriously be the better of the two choices. Manchester United have been inconsistent in front of goal this season, and signing the 24-year-old would be a major upgrade for the club. It will be interesting to see how this transfer develops in the coming weeks and months.

£17.5m midfielder wants Arsenal move, player has Gunners tattoo

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Despite selling Mattéo Guendouzi to Olympique Marseille and Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray while loaning out Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Southampton and Sambi Lokonga to Crystal Palace, Mikel Arteta isn’t short of midfielders with Jorginho, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny at his disposal.

Arsenal might need another central player, however, as Jorginho is in the eve of his career while Elneny has been short of playing time this season due to injury. Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness says Morten Hjulmand would jump at the chance to join them if they were interested.

The 23-year-old joined US Lecce in 2021 and has gone on to make 81 appearances in all competitions, notching nine assists. Hjulmand is Lecce’s captain and has been indispensable under Marco Baroni, but his future is uncertain as his contract is up next year.

The Danish youth international, who’s been called up to the senior squad without making an appearance, may not extend his stay at the Stadio Ettore Giardiniero due to all the interest in his signature. A €13m (£11.5m) offer from Southampton was knocked back in January, so there’s sure to be a bidding war.

Stiff competition from Premier League

Gazzetta dello Sport say Southampton, Atalanta, Borussia Dortmund while TEAMtalk name West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion as potential suitors, so Hjulmand has plenty of options if he wants to move on from Lecce. Arsenal might lead the race if they’re interested, however, as the 23-year-old reportedly has a Gunners tattoo on his body.

Football Talk recently covered a story from The Athletic that suggested Arsenal had Jude Bellingham as their No.1 target, but the Gunners acknowledge they can’t financially compete with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Arsenal might have to turn their attentions to more realistic options, so Hjulmand would be more affordable with a €20m (£17.5m) asking price.


Ould interest the Gunners.







It has been an eventful summer transfer window at Arsenal, with multiple transactions that have changed the face of the squad. After the sale of Mattéo Guendouzi to Olympique Marseille and Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sambi Lokonga were loaned out, the Gunners still have several midfielders in their ranks with the likes of Jorginho, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.



However, recent reports suggest that Arsenal may be in the market for another central player, as Jorginho is in the twilight of his career and Elneny has been sidelined due to injury. Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that Morten Hjulmand, a talented defensive-minded midfielder, would be of interest to the club.



Hjulmand has just finished an impressive season with Danish side Nordsjaelland, providing an impressive 3 goals and 3 assists in 28 appearances in all competitions. He is known for his ball-winning and disciplined style of play, having been likened to Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.



At the age of 24, Hjulmand is just reaching his peak years and is still yet to reach his full potential, suggesting that he could be a shrewd investment for Arsenal. Furthermore, reports have suggested that the Danish international is a big fan of the London club, even having a tattoo of their badge on his left shoulder.



Overall, Morten Hjulmand seems to be an ideal target for Mikel Arteta as he searches for a potential transfer target for his midfield. The 24 year old still has a lot to offer, and would no doubt thrive if given the opportunity with the Gunners.

Arsenal‘admire’ £132m star as Mikel Arteta eyes key addition this summer

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Arsenal signed Jorginho from Chelsea in January to add depth to their midfield, but according to a report from Mario Cortegana and David Ornstein of The Athletic, the Gunners may still be looking to strengthen in the summer. The article states that Arsenal are admirers of Jude Bellingham, but they don’t have the finances to sign the £132m-rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder. This comes after Mattéo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, and Sambi Lokonga all left the club in the last two transfer windows, leaving Mikel Arteta with just one replacement. Bellingham is considered one of the best young players in Europe and has scored 20 goals with 24 assists in 119 appearances for Dortmund. He would be fifth in the Arsenal squad for goals and assists, but first for tackles, interceptions, and successful dribbles per game. Despite bringing in Jorginho, the Gunners may still need to add another midfielder to their squad.
In January, Arsenal signed Jorginho from Chelsea to add more depth to their midfield; however, according to a recent report from Mario Cortegana and David Ornstein of The Athletic, the Gunners may still be looking for additional reinforcements in the summer. The report states that Arsenal have their eyes on the £132m-rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham is a highly rated player and has achieved some impressive numbers in his time at Dortmund, scoring 20 goals with 24 assists in 119 appearances. He is also first in the Arsenal squad for tackles, interceptions, and successful dribbles per game.

While Jorginho was a great pickup in January, Arsenal do not have the finances to sign Bellingham and might have to look for cheaper alternatives this summer if they are to add another midfielder to the team. This is especially true in light of the recent departures of Mattéo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, and Sambi Lokonga, leaving Mikel Arteta with only one replacement.

For Arsenal to make a statement in Europe next season, they must look to strengthen their midfield options. While it may be difficult to secure the signature of Bellingham due to his high asking price, there could be some viable alternatives in the transfer market.

As well as Antony: MUFC’s “Herculean” 47-touch machine was Ten Hag’s real hero v Barca

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Fred put in an impressive performance against Barcelona, with the 29-year-old producing a “herculean” display in the midfield. He won six duels, recorded five tackles, and was a constant nuisance in the centre of the park.

Despite being dribbled past eight times, Fred’s 47 touches and relentless energy overwhelmed the opposition.
Manchester United midfielder Fred had a stunning performance away from home against Spanish giants Barcelona, putting in a herculean shift in the midfield throughout the match.

The 29-year-old Brazilian put in a hard-working display, registering six successful duels and five tackles, and was a constant presence in the middle of the field.

Despite the fact that Fred was dribbled past eight times by Barcelona players, the creative midfielder’s 47 touches and tireless energy completely overwhelmed the opposition. His commitment and drive in the midfield strongly contributed to Manchester United’s 2-1 victory.

Fred has consistently improved his performances match after match during the past season, and this result adds to his list of impressive performances. Manager Erik Ten Hag was impressed with the midfielder’s performance, praising him for the commitment and energy he put in the game.

With his tireless determination, he has been a cornerstone of the team and is an essential member of this Manchester United side.

Overall, Fred’s “herculean” display was a definitive factor in Manchester United’s victory, and his creative, dedicated effort was paramount to the result.

Arsenal star closing in on new £10m-a-year contract amid Man City transfer interest

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It appears that Bukayo Saka is close to signing a new contract with Arsenal worth £10 million a year, despite interest from Manchester City. According to the Daily Mail, progress has been made in keeping the England international at the Emirates Stadium. Saka has been a key player for Arsenal in recent years and could have been a great addition to Man City, who may soon need to find a replacement for Riyad Mahrez. Arsenal supporters will be delighted that Saka is likely to stay, following Gabriel Martinelli’s recent contract extension. Ben Jacobs reported for CaughtOffside that Saka has a strong relationship with Arteta and is keen to remain at the club. Jacobs said that Saka loves Arsenal, believes in the project, and is an important part of the team, so it is now just a matter of the two parties coming to an agreement.
It appears that Arsenal have taken a major step in keeping their key player, Bukayo Saka, a player who has been a revelation for the club in the last few years.

With Manchester City in the race to acquire the 19-year-old England international, Arsenal supporters can now rest easy knowing that progress has been made in the negotiations between their beloved team and their rising star.

The Daily Mail reports that the new contract, which could see Saka earn as much as £10 million a year, is close to being agreed upon, with the only remaining issue being a few minor details.

Saka is seen by many as the club’s brightest prospect, with teammate Gabriel Martinelli signing a new long-term contract recently, a move which will provide great comfort to Arsenal fans, easing the potential worry of losing the Englishman.

Ben Jacobs for CaughtOffside suggested that Saka and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta have a strong relationship and that the player would love to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

The article mentioned that Saka is an integral part of Arsenal’s plans and they will be keen to tie him down to a new deal as soon as possible.

All in all, Bukayo Saka looks set to remain an Arsenal player in the coming years and the club’s fans will be delighted with the news that their star man could soon put pen to paper on a long-term contract worth £10 million a year.

Arsenal sound out interest in signing£44m Haaland-like striker

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According to Spanish outlet Sport, Arsenal have already expressed their interest in acquiring Atalanta’s Rasmus Højlund. The 20-year-old has had a successful debut season, scoring 7 goals and providing 2 assists in 21 games, 7 of which have come in 2021. The Gunners have been reported to have scouted the Dane against Lazio and are now looking to sign him ahead of next season. However, they could face competition from Real Madrid, who are looking to target Højlund if they fail to acquire Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus. Atalanta have set an asking price of £44 million for the talented striker.
Arsenal have reportedly expressed their interest in Atalanta’s Rasmus Højlund as the 20-year-old looks set for a move away from the Italian side this summer.

Højlund has been in great form this season, scoring 7 goals and providing 2 assists in 21 games, with 7 of those coming this calendar year. It has been reported that the Gunners have scouted the Dane, who featured against Lazio during the last campaign, and are now looking to sign him ahead of the 2021/22 season.

However, they may face competition from Real Madrid asSport has reported that Los Blancos are also interested in Højlund, but only if they fail to acquire Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus.

Atalanta have put a hefty £44 million asking price on their young striker, which could prove to be a deciding factor in which side signs him at the end of the season.

Arsenal have a long tradition of signing young, talented players, and with the prospect of Højlund becoming a star for years to come, this could be a signing which could prove to be a big step in the right direction for the club.

Arsenal hoping to agree deal with 30-year-old after Arteta’s seal of approval

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Arsenal are looking to secure a new contract with Granit Xhaka, the Swiss international midfielder. The 30-year-old has a deal with the London club until 2024 and the Gunners are keen to reward him for his improved performances this season. Xhaka has been a key player for Arsenal and has 4 goals and 5 assists to his name across all competitions. The midfielder has managed to turn his career around at the London club after being linked with a move away in 2019. Talks have already been held between the two parties and manager Mikel Arteta has given his approval. It remains to be seen if the two parties can come to an agreement in the coming months, but Arsenal should look to keep hold of Xhaka as he is a quality player and a leader in the dressing room.
Arsenal Football Club are in negotiations and looking to secure a new contract with their midfielder, Granit Xhaka. The Swiss international is currently under contract with the London club for 2024, but the Gunners are reportedly keen to reward him for his recent improved performances and extend his stay at the Emirates.

Xhaka has earned a crucial role in Mikel Arteta’s team, making 52 appearances in all competitions this season and contributing to 4 goals and 5 assists. Since signing for the North London outfit in 2016, the 30-year-old has shown remarkable persistence and loyalty and has been integral in Arsenal’s journey to success.

The Swiss midfielder has been able to restore his reputation with his performances on the pitch and has enjoyed a spectacular turnaround in his professional career. Last year, Xhaka was linked with a move away from the club, however, it would be a mistake on Arsenal’s part to let him go now.

Not only is the former Borussia Mönchengladbach player known for his technical quality on the ball and precise passing, he has also assumed a captain-like role in the dressing room. Proving himself a reliable leader, Xhaka’s leadership could be beneficial to the club going forward.

Talks have already commenced between Xhaka and the Gunners, with Mikel Arteta’s approval. It remains to be seen if the two parties can come to an agreement in the coming months, but Arsenal should look to keep hold of the Swiss star as he is a quality player and an influential figure in the dressing room.