Arsenal’s summer of pain
It has been a difficult summer for Arsenal. You desperately need both equipment space and cash to carry out your much discussed team review, the Gunners have struggled to displace unwanted players until now.
They are by no means the only side with this problem: a look at London sees Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley and Davide Zappacosta still at Chelsea, while Real Madrid and Barcelona have not been able to shift their huge earnings to a European market. who, for the most part, has no money.
Consequently, Arsenal have not yet made the sale, with Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba on loan, although the former has eleven million euros. obligation to buy attached to the deal.
Meanwhile, a possible deal for the sale of Granit Xhaka to Roma he fell, and it looks like Mikel Arteta will head into the season with much of the same team he ended up with last season.
Willock to provoke exits
However, it has been reported in recent days that Newcastle United have struck a deal with the Gunners to buy young English midfielder Joe Willock, for a fee of around £ 25m.
🚨 Exclusive: Newcastle agreed to a fee with Arsenal to sign Joe Willock permanently. The personal terms have yet to be finalized, so the deal has yet to be closed. The price would exceed £ 20 million for the 21-year-old England youth midfielder @AthleticUK #NUFC #AFC https://t.co/T0AIMXOqHN
– David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 8, 2021
This sale was expected to begin a series of exits before the end of the transfer window on August 31, and if Italian media reports are to be believed, this could be the case.
According to La Gazzetta della Sport, Lazio has agreed personal terms with Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, and has reached out to Arsenal for the player. Although the Gunners are eager to recoup a fee for the Uruguayan international, the report suggests that a loan to purchase option will be explored.
Mutual approval between Lazio and Torreira: the loan with the right of redemption is evaluated https://t.co/THgzaURiGD
– La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) August 11, 2021
If Arsenal could continue to trim their squad, it could free them up for more revenue through the gate and allow their transfer overhaul to finally, belatedly, take shape.
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