It is normal for a club to sign players for a certain amount of money and the said player could fail to deliver on the expectations placed on his signing. The football world refers to these types of signings as "Flops" and it has happened to every top club in the world if not all.
The Major Problem Arsenal Currently Have That Needs To Be Worked On If They Want To Finish In The Top 4
With 14 points from a possible 27, the gunners currently sits in 9th place in the Premier League table. The process which Edu Gaspar and Mikel Arteta talked about is gradually coming into play, but there is currently one major problem in the team that needs to be resolved if they really want to finish in the top 4 this season.
It has been widely reported that Arsenal finally agreed a £50 million deal with Brighton for the sale of England defender, Ben White. While information suggest that he had his medical yesterday, the fans are patiently waiting for an official announcement to be made by the club.
Arsenal had one of the busiest summer transfer windows as six senior players were signed into the first team. A total of about 146 million pounds was spent by the Gunners to sign the following players. Nuno Tavares from Benfica FC for 8 million pounds, Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht for 17 million pounds, Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion for 50 million pounds, Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United for 24 million pounds, Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid for 30 million pounds and Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna FC for 17 million pounds.
Arsenal still haven't signed a creative midfielder since the transfer window opened a month ago. The Gunners have already signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica FC for 8 million pounds, Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht for 17 million pounds and Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion for 50 million pounds.
According to The Sun, Ruben Neves' representative is in talks with Arsenal about a possible summer transfer. Photo credit Google The Gunners have already agreed to sign Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, but they are looking for another midfielder. The team is looking for a player with Premier League experience, and according to The Sun, they are interested in signing Neves.
One thing that will certainly happen in Arsenal during the summer transfer window is that, Mikel Arteta will finally get the calibre of players he wants at the club. With that in mind, there are five players I will like the club to sell and five players they should sign in the summer. Arsenal director of sport, Edu Gaspar did a fine job during the January transfer window as he was able to push out fringe player at the club who were on fat salaries. The exit of these players have saved the club lot of cash (in
Arsenal have enquired about signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez this summer, Says reporters. The Gunners were busy throughout the transfer window. They've already landed the offerings of left-back Nuno Tavares and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. Inside the coming days, they may be predicted to sign centre-back Ben White.
The recent lackluster performance of Hector Bellerin after recovering from injury has raised debates among most Arsenal fans on twitter with majority of them asking for the Spaniard to be replaced. A fan on Twitter with the help of a scouting platform FbREF, found four players who Arsenal could sign to replace Hector Bellerin. It should be noted that Arsenal director of sport Edu Gaspar gave a hint that they no longer use scout to determine which player they should sign but rather, they now use available data
It is expected that the Gunners will have a very busy summer as they attempt to close the gap between themselves and the rest of their big six opponents. Chelsea, who won their second UEFA Champions League after defeating Manchester City in the final match of last season's campaign, finished fourth, six points ahead of Arsenal, who finished eighth in the Premier League.
Today, Arsenal made their fans happy by officially announcing the permanent signing of Benfica's left-back, Nuno Tavares. Speaking on the player, Arsenal's technical director, Edu Gaspar, referred to Tavares as a back-up left-back who has the potential of becoming an important member of the first-team squad.
Arsenal have often been criticised for being too laid-back when it comes to their performance in the transfer market, however, Edu Gaspar, Arsenal’s Technical Director, has moved fast and already made moves early in the transfer window. Considering it’s not even a week since the transfer window opened, the Gunners have done a considerable job and here’s our review of their performance: William Saliba: What a tragedy it has been for the young Frenchman at the Emirates, who was expected to slot in Arsenal’s
Yesterday, Arsenal officially announced the signing of 21-year-old left-back, Nuno Tavares from Benfica on a 5-year deal. It was a signing which Arsenal's technical director, Edu Gaspar, described as "a backup" player for Kieran Tierney. The lack of defensive cover for the Tierney saw Arsenal losing valuable points against low block teams last season.
Today, Arsenal finally confirmed the signing of the 21-year-old Portuguese U-21 left-back today. Arsenal reportedly signed the youngster from Benfica in a deal worth €8 million including add-ons. His ability to support the attack makes him to be considered as one of the best left-back in Portugal.
Arsenal confirmed the signing of Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard on a six months official loan from Real Madrid. The talismanic midfielder will be an extra source of creativity to a Gunners side that has struggled greatly with creativity issues this season. As opposed to several fans thinking that Martin Odegaard only had the option of moving on loan to either Arsenal or Real Sociedad, reports have emerged from top Spanish transfer source that the young midfielder indeed had more options, and one from an
Edu Gaspar’s reign as technical director of Arsenal was under intense scrutiny this summer with many fans sceptical about his ability to deliver in a demanding summer transfer window. Some supporters even wanted him gone before the transfer window even began. The situation was amazingly complex with Arsenal having to move players on before they could bring players in.
The way Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar are handling this year's transfer window is something that should make Arsenal fans feel happy about the forthcoming season. The club has already signed a defender and a central midfielder in Tavarez and Lokonga. Ben White, a defender from Brighton is also expected to join Arsenal for a whopping sum of 50 million Euros.
Arsenal transfer chief, Edu Gaspar, is already making contingency plans should the Gunners be priced out of a move for Leicester star, James Maddison. Maddison has emerged at the top of the pile in terms of Arsenal transfer targets this summer. Desperate for a creative midfielder, the Gunners are said to be keen to see a deal for Maddison get done.
Arsenal are prioritising a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard this summer, football.london claims. The Gunners recently missed out on signing Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa outbid them to the Argentine's signature. The north London club had a 'serious interest' in the 24-year-old, but they were reluctant to match the Villans' £33m offer.
Although it was a busy transfer window for Arsenal, I think it is safe to say that it has been a little bit disappointing. It is not that the players that Mikel Arteta, Edu Gaspar and the rest of the recruitment team signed are not good enough, but they are not the right players to take this club forward at this moment.