What to see from Arsenal’s £80 million project?

29 Dec 2021 | 14:08 | Football

With £80 million, Arsenal will do a lot in the near future. In which, the Gunners’ top priority is to bring in a quality central midfielder.
“If you can adjust to what you need in that period, it’s not easy, but it will be really helpful,” coach Mikel Arteta hinted at the winter transfer window, which is only three days away. Again, reopening.

Arsenal have been linked with many positions such as central defender, right-back, but strengthening a central midfielder is their urgent action in January. Currently, Ainsley Maitland-Niles is said to have been in contact with AS Roma and is ready to leave in the next few days. Despite the possibility of losing Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey when they attend AFCON next month, it is thought that with Maitland-Niles wanting to leave, Arteta has no choice. Thus, Arsenal will have to add a central midfielder to fill the void.

According to Football.London, if Arteta needs an experienced player, then Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong could be a perfect choice. He is considered one of the best deep-lying midfielders in world football, but with the current financial difficulties, the Nou Camp team is ready to let him go at an appropriate price.

The £80 million fee is quite large for the Gunners, but it is not excluded that Josh Kroenke will approve the spending.

“From my father’s collective ambition, to myself, to Edu, to Mikel and to the rest of the executive staff, we had a clear idea of ​​what we wanted to do with the club.” , shared Josh Kroenke when asked to explain the Gunners’ summer procurement strategy.

“There are so many areas that need to be addressed. Can we solve them all in one transfer season? I don’t think we did or can,” concluded Stan Kroenke’s son.

At 24, it looks like De Jong will also be part of the Gunners’ clear strategy of investing in young players to build the team.

However, it should be noted that any offer for the Dutchman is unlikely this January.

Arteta has stated he does not want to sign players short-term to cover the lack of options in January, which is part of the reason why Jack Wilshere is not being considered for a long-term deal. .

Instead, it looks like summer would be the perfect time to complete the signing of the Dutch midfielder by Maitland-Niles and Elneny – whose contracts expire at the end of the season are certain to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. there.

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