Arsenal Transfer News – Arsenal needs to improve their centre choices this summer, and Mason Mount could be the right guy.
Arsenal has been working harder in the past few weeks to get ready for the next summer hire session. Even though they have done so well this season, the Gunners knew they would be in this position back in August.
Mikel Arteta’s team has been on top of the Premier League standings all season, but after losing 4-1 to Manchester City, they are no longer in charge of their own destiny.
No matter what happens in the last month of the season, the Gunners must be at the top of their game during the summer. The loss to Man City showed how different the two teams were and how shallow their rosters were.
Arteta wants to add Declan Rice, who is a star for both West Ham and England, to his centre this summer. Also, it has been said that both Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo are still goals.
Arsenal has also joined the race to sign Chelsea’s Mason Mount. The playmaker’s contract with the blue side of London is almost up, but he is still talking with Todd Boehly about a new deal.
Even though teams like Manchester United and Liverpool kept an eye on him, no deal has been made yet.
Mount is a valuable tool that the Gunners should think about. He has played in the Champions League and the Premier League before. After that, Football.london looks at three possible lines for Arteta’s team with the England player.
Arsenal Transfer News: To get rid of Xhaka
Granit Xhaka has had a great season in north London. He is pushing himself to be one of Arteta’s unstoppables at the No. 8 spot. But the Swiss player hasn’t been doing as well as he used to.
Recent reports say that Xhaka could be moved in the summer and that Arsenal is willing to hear offers for him. For a trade to go through, a large transfer fee would have to be paid, but Mount might be a better option.
The 24-year-old did well in the “Xhaka position” under Thomas Tuchel during his best years with Chelsea. He might be a good fit at Arsenal.
Even if Xhaka doesn’t get moved, Arsenal needs Mount to keep things interesting. His skills away from the ball would fit well with the Arsenal’s middle three, and his ability to pick up loose balls between the lines makes him dangerous for the other team.
The starting XI is Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko, Partey, Mount, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, and Jesus.
Arsenal Transfer News: Odegaard contest
Arsenal needs more players in Arteta’s team because they don’t have enough good players on the bench. The leader, Martin Odegaard, and most of the team have done well this season, even though there hasn’t been much competition.
Fabio Vieira’s arrival in the summer was clear to be one for the future, since he showed signs of promise all through the season. Mount’s arrival, on the other hand, would bring in better players and give Arteta a backup choice, just like Man City did with Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, and Julian Alvarez.
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Mount has played a lot of different roles for Chelsea and has helped score 33 goals and set up 37 others. There are no bad things that could happen because Mount is there.
The starting XI is Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Mount, Saka, Martinelli, and Jesus.
Arsenal Transfer News: Plan A: Three in front
Even though Man City has a lot of goal scorers, they only have four more goals than Arsenal. Gabriel Martinelli (15), Bukayo Saka (13), and Odegaard (12) are the three players who have scored the most goals for Arteta.
Some have said that their lack of skill in the last third was the main reason they couldn’t win against Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton. This season, the Gunners have only failed to score in four games, across all categories. The numbers don’t lie.
It doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of money on a new striker when so many other spots need to be fixed. One tactic Arteta could use is to move Martinelli up to position 9 and have Mount join Saka in the broad regions. The Englishman has played in a more difficult situation before, and his playmaking skills make him a threat in the last third.
The starters are Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Mount, and Martinelli.