Another Bologna star turns down Arsenal in favour of a Premier League rival

Arsenal is nearing the completion of the signing of Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna in this transfer window, with the defender expected to finalise the deal soon.

Calafiori impressed for Bologna in Serie A last season, but his performances at Euro 2024 have been pivotal in convincing Arsenal to pursue him.

In addition to Calafiori, Arsenal has shown interest in his Bologna teammate Joshua Zirkzee as they look to bolster their attacking options. However, it appears that Arsenal may not secure Zirkzee’s signature following the imminent acquisition of Calafiori.

According to a report on Give Me Sport, Zirkzee has decided to join Manchester United. Despite interest from clubs like AC Milan, the striker seems destined for the Premier League, but not with Arsenal. The report suggests that Zirkzee has been swayed by discussions with United, opting to overlook Arsenal’s interest and make the move to Old Trafford instead.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Zirkzee has been one of the finest strikers in Europe, but we cannot force him to join us.

He knows what we can offer him, and if he still chooses to move to Old Trafford, then we will have to move on to other transfer targets.


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  1. What’s the so.much noise about JZirkzee? His goal return last season was not exceptional he isn’t even part of Netherland first 11.

    A club of Arsenals stature should be Considering the likes of VGyokeres, AIssak, VOsimehin . OWatkins etc CF that have reach 20 goals before. Let’s be real, Haaland’s goals was a huge contribution to City wining Epl last season.

  2. no evidence that Arsenal made an offer for Zirkzee to turn down

    no evidence Zirkzee has accepted an offer from anyone else

    “Ronaldo turns down Arsenal…”

    nonsense headline

    lift your game JA!

  3. If I was AdPat I would be telling you that it’s JA’s mission to report on all things Arsenal. Give Me Sport have apparently reported the story so it will then pop up here 😊
    Hence the multiple stories about players who may or may not be in the frame to join Arsenal

    1. thanks SueP, and while we are at it, who is the other ‘Bologna star’ that has turned down Arsenal?

      the title says ‘another’, so two at least, who are the two that have turned down Arsenal offers?

      none as far as I know or reported any where by even the least reputable ‘click-bait’ chasers

      there is no obligation to re-print every bit of nonsense on the net, my plea is to show a minimum of judgement as to what has any credibility…hence “Ronaldo turns Arsenal down”

      get a grip!

      1. Zirkzee as mentioned in the article Arsenal1886

        I rarely comment preferring to wait and see who we sign. We formalised the Raya loan into a transfer and that rather hid under the radar

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