It has been widely reported that Arsenal has just £70 million to spend this summer. So far, if you believe the tabloids that’s, Arsenal have completed or about to complete the signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for £19.3 million, Lucas Torreira for £25 million and Sokratis Papastathopoulos for £16 million. If the reports are accurate, that’s £60.3m spent so far or about to be spent.
So it looks like just about every Arsenal transfer rumour is coming true. Oh my how things have changed! No two-month pursuit and haggling over prices, the new boys are just going all out to secure their targets, and they are getting the deals done quickly and efficiently.
Good morning! Here is Alfie’s latest World Cup podcast for Just Arsenal, about the hosts Russia confirming their place in the knockout rounds by giving Mohamed Elneny’s Egypt side their second defeat of the Group stages….
Things have certainly changed at Arsenal this summer. When Arsene Wenger was in charge he totally refused to confirm or deny any transfer rumours and and players that he was targeting were forbidden from mentioning anything about the deal until the contracts were signed, and even then it wouldn’t actually be confirmed on Arsenal.com until Wenger decided if it was the right time to unveil the player in public.
Their have been massive changes in Arsenal’s coaching set up especially in the reserve and youth set up since Per Mertesacker was announced as the new Academy manager, and now the big German has revealed that the Gunners’ reserves will be playing in the Checkatrade trophy for the very first time next season, along with the U21 sides from our great rivals Tottenham, Chelsea, Man City and West Ham.
There are reports going around that Unai Emery has told Arsenal that there are certain players that he considers as ‘untouchables’ and must not be sold at any price as he intends to build his team around them.
The Daily Mirror reported….
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Hello lovely Arsenal people! Enjoying the World cup? I wasn’t too excited in the beginning but some really nice games shaped up. None of the big teams apart from Belgium was particularly convincing, and so far the Arsenal players haven’t gotten off to much of a good start. Mexico destroyed Germany, who were lucky to escape with a 1:0 and Ozil was missing again.