Arsenal agrees a club record deal for young striker

Arsenal has agreed to sell Mika Biereth to Sturm Graz after his impressive loan spell at the Austrian club last season.

The 21-year-old, a product of the Arsenal youth system, represented the club well during his short stint in Austria.

His performances were so good that the Austrian Bundesliga side could not allow him to leave.

After he returned to the Emirates, Sturm Graz immediately signalled their interest in making him a permanent member of their squad.

Although he attracted interest from other English clubs, the Austrians applied a lot of pressure and have now secured a deal with Arsenal.

Standard Sport reveals they have agreed to pay £4 million for his signature, the highest fee they have ever paid for a player.

Arsenal is banking that fee even though the youngster had a year left on his current deal at the Emirates.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Biereth had a great time in Austria, which is good news for us, and this move benefits all parties involved.

He is not in our plans and will get more game time in Austria, where he can develop and become a better player.

We will use that fee for other business as we work to strengthen our squad further.


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  1. Terrible bit of business. The player is worth far more than 4 million pounds. He should have been sold to the highest bidder.

  2. 4 million for him. I would rather have kept him in our squad as a backup striker as a plan B.
    Very disappointed. We are giving him away for peanuts.

  3. I’m very disappointed with Edu and Arteta. Mark my words Mika is the new Harry Kane.

    1. I don’t know what exactly wrong to both edu and Mikel they sell our furniture young pretty players too chip birth is very good and strong to play our backup even than presently Jesus

  4. When are we ( Arsenal) buying a first team player. Have we not waited enough?
    This suks.
    Wish wish wish wish.

    Normal last minute panick buying at the end of the window anyway. That’s our usual that can go away.

    1. Disagree, we have made the best buys in the league for several seasons. Our sales are the issue as we don’t get the best value for our academy players like other clubs do.

  5. Whereas the fee looks small and the lad looks promising it was good for his career, for arsenal and relationship between clubs for future business! If he stayed at arsenal he wouldn’t have had minutes. We all know what has happened to Rowe, Nketiah etc and playing for arsenal comes with pressure! At his age he needs to be playing not sitting on the bench. I understand if they are to sell him, we shall get a percentage. And I think we could be the first choice if he is to be bought! We want a first class striker, then there is Kai, Jesus won’t be sold, we didn’t need Micah on the bench

  6. The love of ready made is going to distroy Arsenal academy
    We not selling the young players we are offloading them to buy other young players from other clubs

  7. This just doesn’t feel right. Oh I know there are ever-evolving smartarse business models etc, but this transfer just feels hollow, sad and futureless.

  8. Sometimes I think Arteta doesn’t know what is doing,I mean selling out the feature players for peanuts

  9. Artera and Edu…… Are good teams but I wonder why they don’t believe in promoting those young kids from Hale End.
    If not for Emery Unai the likes of Saka and Smith Rowe were even going to lost just like that.
    We will keep on missing those talents just like that…. I wish Mika the best in his next club.

  10. I think the deal is good, I think the term is if they sell to Sturm Graz arsenal will have at least 15% to 25% which other clubs won’t want to activate such clause

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