Arsenal hangs their heads low as all their effort to lure their transfer target goes to waste.
Arsenal is looking to revamp and make a few additions to their squad after another disappointing season. Mikel Arteta is looking to restore the former glory to the club.
As per Mirror, in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, Arsenal has been left with a frown as the defender has signed a new contract with Diego Simeone which will the 27-year-old play under Simeone for the foreseeable future. It is a £135,000/week deal.
The Ghanaian International has made 44 appearances for Atletico and has had a key role to play in his manager’s plans. He has been largely impressive with his performances at the club and it shouldn’t come as no surprise upon learning that many clubs are interested in landing him.
Arsenal wanted to sign in a bid to boost their defense with Matteo Guendouzi set to leave the club. The club is lacking experience and more importantly, the winning habit now. They haven’t made a top signing in a very long time now and it is clearly hurting them as the gap between them and the top four teams are rapidly increasing.
With Partey out of the equation, Arteta will be looking at other alternatives. A clear picture of their budget for the summer has not been obtained but it is not much. One of their targets for the role of CB remains Kalidou Koulibaly and with a limited purse like theirs, it will be difficult to see them land any big names this time around.
Instead, they should divert their focus on bringing a few prospects. One of them is Ibrahima Konate who might just unlock his full potential at the Emirates Stadium. Another deal they wish to make permanent is that surrounding Dani Ceballos who impressed the Arsenal boss by his display. The Gunners want to make the loan deal permanent, but the Los Blancos have reportedly put a price tag of £23 million for the midfielder.
Arsenal does have a lot of thinking to do this summer if they are to do well next season and possibly earn a UCL Spot.
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