Arteta made it a priority in the winter to sign another reliable left-footed centre back after becoming overly reliant on Gabriel Maghalaes on the left side of Arsenal’s central defense, the Brazilian being his only reliable left-footed centre back.
He chose Spezia’s Jakub Kiwior. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Polish defender, and based on what the defender’s agent recently revealed to TuttomercatoWeb, Arsenal have signed one of the best defenders Serie A has to offer.
Sasha Baranov has admitted that there was a heated competition in Italy for Kiwior’s services. He admits that, with the exception of Inter Milan, every top team in Serie A wanted his client. But Arsenal changed the dynamics of the battle for his client’s signature.
Baranov revealed, “In Italy, all important clubs except Inter have advanced their interest: Naples, Milan, and Juventus. Due to the situation he is experiencing right now, Napoli did not need to change the team in January; they wanted to bring the speech to summer.
“Juventus know what happened, and Milan waited, then you know what happens when the Premier teams arrive.”
Baranov says ‘when a Premier League team arrives’, but he fails to admit that it is difficult to turn down a move to the Emirates at the moment.
Arsenal has become the team that everyone wants to join as a result of Arteta’s project flourishing.
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I love how Arteta ha a become a pull for players.
We were worried about his player management (Xhaka saga, Auba Saga) … but he is doing a fantastic job!!!!
Was very surprised to hear he broke 3 records at Arsenal in training already. Fastest short sprint, highest agility jump and standing spring record, the reports hint at other records being broken too. Impressive. Very high hopes.