Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has once again been active during the transfer window. He has made five signings so far this summer, and more are anticipated before it closes.
Mikel Arteta Examined By Newsgist24 On How Well They Secured The Players
In order to make up for missing out on the top four last season, the Gunners significantly overhauled their squad throughout the summer. The fact that Mikel Arteta’s team is currently atop the league suggests that their recruitment strategy is already paying off.
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The season’s first half appears to be well underway for Arsenal, with the transfer market closing on Thursday night. In this news article, Newsgist24 examines how well Arsenal did in securing the players on Arteta’s wishlist before the transfer deadline.
Oleksandr Zinchenko became the second Manchester City player to transfer to the Emirates, continuing a trend that emerged during Arsenal’s summer transfer window. A new left-back alternative was required because Kieran Tierney frequently suffered from injuries and Nuno Tavares was underwhelming.
As Arteta’s former assistant under Pep Guardiola at City, Zinchenko offers another option in central midfield and has prior experience working with Arteta. The Ukrainian’s transfer to the Gunners was also a dream move.
At the beginning of July, Mikel Arteta immediately attracted his top target by paying £45 million to get Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. After Alexandre Lacazette left, finding a striker was the priority.
Jesus entered the final year of his contract when Erling Haaland joined City, and the Brazilian quickly overtook him as the most desirable choice. Jesus was always the Gunners’ top target, even though they briefly considered signing Gianluca Scamacca. The striker was already winning over the fans with his performances.
Eddie Nketiah is Jesus’ back-up, so Arteta isn’t going to be seeking a new forward on deadline day. Arteta will be overjoyed if Jesus maintains the same level of play for Arsenal that he has displayed thus far.
Arsenal’s failure to sign long-term target Lucas Paqueta during the summer transfer window has limited its success. Since the midfielder has been a standout for Lyon, the Gunners have been rumoured to be interested in signing him.
Edu, the sporting director for the Gunners, has already expressed his desire to sign Paqueta, and the two teams are currently in negotiations. However, the Brazilian has already settled on a £51 million move to West Ham, leaving Arsenal looking for a replacement. After Mohamed Elneny’s injury, another midfielder may still enter the picture. Leicester’s Youri Tielemans has long been regarded as a potential candidate.
Arsenal resorted to Wolves winger, Pedro Neto after they attempted to buy Leeds sensation Raphinha failed. For the whole of the summer window, Mikel Arteta has been eager to expand his choices.
After Raphinha rejected a move to the Emirates in favour of joining Barcelona, Neto immediately rose to the top of their list of options. Although a transfer has not yet taken place, they might yet make a last-minute offer for him on the deadline day; it is believed that a proposal of about £50 million would be sufficient to entice Wolves.
Fabio Vieira was a bigger surprise than the hiring of Jesus and Zincheno. After learning that Arsenal was interested in the 22-year-old, they moved quickly and completed the acquisition in June.
Despite being listed on the Gunners’ previous two rosters, Vieira has yet to make his debut for the club. Despite his lofty price tag, the midfielder appears to be more of a “one for the future signing,” with Mikel Arteta eager to use him.