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21 Dec 2018 20:21:31
Ed is there any chance you could give us an update on transfer targets while we wait for the shark pod? Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer about timescales but Arsenal need RW, CM and CB (but they need to clear the decks of CBs they already have on the books) - and will need a GK at some point soon plus cover for LB. In goal there is interest in Kaylor Navas (G) but he won't sit on the bench. Radoslaw Majecki (G) remains an option if a WP can be secured.

The likes of Declan Rice (CB) have been looked at as a home grown addition - unlikely first pick material just yet.

Julian Weigl (DM) interest is back because he is available but with Lucas Torreira at the club it would mean a change of formation to give him regular game time even with Elneny leaving - remains fairly unlikely diue to interest elsewhere.

Filipe Luis (LB) but Arsenal won't pay the ridiculous asking price but he is out of contract in the summer and may be open to providing cover.

Piotr Zielinski (CM) - seen as an Aaron Ramsey replacement but Aurelio De Laurentiis will try to provide a new contract to look to block any deal for the player
Ever Banega (CM) - Emery again likes the player but the club are not so keen, but if the preferred choices are not available he may need to be considered
Adrien Rabiot (CM/AM) - Emery wants him but wages will be very high and interest from elsewhere will likely win out
Hector Herrera (CM) - a fallback position but there is interest growing elsewhere and Roma are in discussions.
Pablo Fornals (CM/AM) Elneny is a far more defensive player than Fornals so I don't see him as being a replacement. However, Leicester have spoken with Arsenal about ME and I understand Arsenal are happy to let him move on - but there is a good chance of a change of coach coming there. As for Pablo Fornals, in the summer of 2017 Arsenal set their heart on either Fornals or Jakub Jankto and with the preferred choices for the midfield position (like Rabiot and Zielinski) now probably out of reach perhaps they will consider him again as an option to the likes of Hector Herrera who is available and of interest.

João Felix (AM) Benfica will look to hold on to him and will give him a new contract but but a third party opinion has been sought by an Arsenal scout.

Miguel Almiron (AM) - done to death.

Nicolas Pepe (RW) - Whilst it is a position that Arsenal are short in and they were looking at the likes of Martins and Pavon in the summer and got nowhere, Arsenal were represented at a game against Rennes in August where Pepe was one of the players watched - the other being Thiago Mendes who the scout had recommended to Arsenal before they opted for Lucas Torreira. Arsenal know Pepe is attracting serious attention from elsewhere and may make an early call to see if something can be done.
Cristian Pavon (RW/F) - Arsenal may turn to an old Wenger target - there is interest from Barcelona, PSG and from another English side who have been told that when he moves it will be to Barcelona - probably one that will stay another year in South America - probably one to strike from the list
Cengiz Under (RW) Arsenal has an unterest in Cengiz Under but they have also an interst in others like Pepe and Pavon. A number of other sides including Borussia Dortmund who see him as a potential Pulisic replacement and met with Monchi over another player in Milan a couple of weeks ago, so their interest is still there but he is not their first choice. Bayern Munich is another, where he is on a list of four wingers to fill two positions this coming summer. Others like Spurs and Manchester City do not see the value in his price although Monchi did also speak with another side in Milan.}

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22 Dec 2018 09:48:00
Brilliant ed thank you.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

22 Dec 2018 14:55:23
Great info Ed, disappointing we aren't looking at more CBs with the injury problems we've had there, not to mention terrible defending!

{Ed002's Note - The club want a CB and will have scouts looking but they are spewing with the scouting system and have a mass on the books already. You cannot simply keep adding players.}

22 Dec 2018 17:58:07
i appreciate that, we have a hell of a lot of CBs and none that fill you with any confidence! is there any interest in any of our players we would like to off load?







 

 

 
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