Finishing in 8th place in the Premier League, Arsenal did not qualify for a European Cup. A first for 25 years. The London club confirms year after year its inexorable decline. As a result of this disastrous season, the Gunners are preparing to live a busy summer mercato. Several players such as Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka are more than ever on the move. To revive the club, the London managers have already targeted several recruits.
Arsenal targets Andre Onana!
It could well be that the club chaired by Stan Kroenke is on the verge of making a very big move. According to the Dutch media NOS, Arsenal is close to completing the arrival of Andre Onana. The Ajax Goalkeeper wants to change clubs this summer, as his contract expires in June 2022. The Dutch newspaper even speaks of an agreement between the two clubs around 6 million euros for the Cameroonian international. The only possible hitch in this operation is the suspension of the keeper. The latter is suspended since February 5 for violation of anti-doping rules. A meeting is scheduled later today at the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) to lift the suspension.
Arsenal cool on Odegaard file?
In addition to the Onana file, the Gunners want to keep the Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid this season. But the Madrid club wants to sell his player at a high price. Indeed, the Casa Blanca would ask 60 million euros to sell their young prodigy. Moreover, Carlo Ancelotti could question this operation if he decides to keep his player. This is bad news for Arsenal, who believe in the potential of the Norwegian and would like to offer him a place of choice in Arteta’s team.