Here are your headlines in the evening hours of Arsenal for Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Arsenal have identified a replacement for Hector Bellerin
Arsenal are already linked to a number of players, including Achraf Hakimi, Jack Grealish and Yves Bissouma, with supporters eager for Martin Odegaard to remain on a permanent basis as well.
But a lot depends on how much money owner Mikel Arteta will spend on new signings this summer, owner Stan Kroenke.
There will probably be expenses with questionnaires about the future of Hector Bellerin.
The Spaniard is wanted by Barcelona, and Arteta has already hinted that he would like to strengthen in the backs, and the club is trying to sign the left back in January.
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And now a new name has emerged as a potential replacement for Bellerin – Emerson Royal.
Emerson is a 22-year-old Brazilian who currently plays in La Liga with Real Betis, playing in all but four league games for a team that has been challenging for European places this season.
The compensation of 21.5 million pounds has been collected for the defender, but Arsenal will have a pretty big problem in trying to reach an agreement across the line.
Some Gunners fans, jokingly, ‘noticed’ a hint suggesting that Erling Haaland was thrilled with the move to Emirates Stadium.
The Borussia Dortmund striker is one of the most wanted players in Europe at the moment, having scored 33 goals in just 31 appearances in all competitions this season – including 10 in the Champions League.
And he could be on the move this summer amid ties to Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The move to the Emirates is unlikely given the figures being given, but what is true is Halland’s respect for Arsenal.
Back in January, while pronouncing the verdict on the relocation of compatriot Odegaard from Real Madrid, the Norwegian called the Gunners “a great club in England”.
“It will be interesting to see Martin at Arsenal,” Haland said, according to Football Spain. “It’s a great club in England.
“Football is a little different, but I think he can fit in well with Artet in the midfield. He can have fun there.”
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Five Arsenal summer transfer missions revealed
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has outlined five transitional missions that Mikel Arteta and Edu will complete this summer.
According to the former defender, his old club must sign right back, goalkeeper, retained midfielder, creative midfielder and also further edit the first team.
“In addition to the right back, Arsenal need another goalkeeper – I’m worried about our reserve possibilities up front,” Winterburn told GentingBet. “Depending on what happens to Odegaard and Ceballos, will we try to buy one of them, they will both return to Madrid?
“There are many questions that need to be answered, but a creative midfielder is another position to pay attention to.
“People are talking about the midfield position, but Arsenal have so many options that it would be hard to go out and buy another one. We also have a lot of players on loan who can come back and make a difference.
“We should also look at another midfielder who can come in if Xhaka falls or needs a break. I’m still not entirely comfortable with Arsenal having enough good opportunities in the midfield.
“To sign what they need, Arsenal will still have to get rid of some players. So it’s probably going to be a very interesting summer.”