Arsenal and Tottenham are set for an off-field battle as both target same player

Arsenal preparing to battle it out with Tottenham for the signature of Jonjoe Kenny.

With new managers on both sides, they are expected to make some additions in this transfer window and it seems they might be battling for the same player.

Mikel Arteta has been looking for a new defender as his team continues to make defending look difficult.

The Spaniard is reportedly considering a move for Everton loanee, Jonjoe Kenny.

The Englishman has been flourishing under David Wagner at Schalke 04 this season and his form has attracted clubs back home.

Arsenal is one of the teams that have been monitoring his progress and Mikel Arteta appears to be set to make his move.

However, Express Sports claims that Arsenal’s biggest rivals Tottenham also have interest in Kenny and they are prepared to battle the Gunners for his signature.

Serge Aurier’s inconsistency has forced Jose Mourinho to consider a move for Kenny, should the full-back continue his fine form after the winter break he may find his way to North London.

The move may not be very complicated for any of his suitors as Djibril Cisse is performing fine at Goodison Park and Everton won’t have problems cashing in on Kenny.

I suspect that both Arsenal and Spurs will be linked with a few of the same players this transfer window, both teams clearly need reinforcements and there is really a limited pool of players that either team can attract this winter. Summer will be a different ball game altogether.

20 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    If he is not good enough for Everton, he is not good enough for Arsenal

    We have yet to see Bellerin under Arteta’s system, but I believe he would flourish in it like Maitland-Niles

    Maitland-Niles has been enjoying his new role as an inverted RB, who is tasked to help the central midfielders more often than bombing forward

    By the way Admin, Djibril Cisse is a DJ now

    1. Sue says:

      Djibril Sidibe!

    2. Glorious says:

      Could have been a typographic error,
      @admin, let there be a way for us to correct typographic errors on this platform please.

      1. Thomo says:

        Every report says we are battling with spurs for the same players

      2. jon fox says:

        Why worry? Most people make typos and almost all others know what is actually meant. Typos are unimportant but a brain to think the thoughts that are written down IS IMPORTANT! This is not an English language exam site and if it was I’d be corrcting virtually every post, including my own. And I hold an English Language degree.

    3. Eddie says:

      Got-no-idea WTF is am Inverted RB again?
      Jesus!! Can you just express yourself without adding terns that don’t exist?
      Niles is flourishing as a RB under Arteta because they defend in pack and attack in pairs now.
      Niles gets help from others.
      There’s no inverted RB crap here.
      Only thing Artera has changed is while A player puts pressure on the opponents opponents, he has two other players shadow marking the same opponents, so if they get away from the pressing defender, they’ll fall straight into the two defenders waiting as shadow markers.
      That’s what we do while marking and defending now.
      I’ll like to see you come about Inverted Goalkeeper soon

      1. gotanidea says:

        Eddie, Guardiola and Enrique used inverted fullbacks at Barcelona

        Enrique even took this idea to a crazy level with 3-2-3-2. I’m sure some of us saw it when Enrique’s Barcelona beat PSG and in some La Liga matches with this formation

        This YouTube football analyst can explain it better than me:

        youtube.com/watch?v=CBBTATYmaw4&t=200s

        1. Phil says:

          And other than their own league title they won what exactly with this formation?

      2. AY75 says:

        Maybe inverted referees, and linesmen too 😀😀

        1. terrah says:

          Mikel Arteta is an inverted coach.i love the way he instructs his players to attack in pairs

      3. Phil says:

        Wow-does anyone remember those far off days when a Right Back was a Right Back? A Winger was a Winger?
        Let’s fool all the other teams.How about playing a team of players in the correct positions and see how we get on. I wouldn’t mind betting MA would be thinking the same.A bit of back to basics and you can see the improvement already.

      4. jon fox says:

        Eddie, Perhaps we will get some inverted articles on here soon? I had some inverted turkey and inverted mince pies at Chrismas too. Weird how some relative “kids” get a new word like “inverted” which then becomes all the rage and so they start using it for football. It is nonsense of course! MAYBE THE EMIRATES IS NOW INVERTED.LOL!

        1. Barca Fan says:

          I don’t usually comment here, but I never miss the comment section.
          Jon, you’re the last person I expected this from..at your age, you should know football is evolving.
          When you started watching football,a keeper is a keeper, now we have sweeper keeper (Ter Stegen,Ederson, Allison etc)..a center back is simply a center back, today we have ‘ball playing defender,libero etc
          In short,an inverted full back who plays as an auxiliary midfielder.

          1. jon fox says:

            Barca fan. It is just the sily use of the word “inverted” that I scorn. It is nonsense. I know football always evolves but this so called inverted idea is as old as the hills. It is just the latest buzz word today but the idea has long been out there, as fans of my generation well know. Don’t know your age but when you have been a fan as long as me and some others you realise nothing much, tactics wise, is actually that new. Only the descriptive language is new.

        2. ken1945 says:

          Jon, at your age, you’ve probably got an inverted pair, as terrah so delicately puts it!!!

          With all this “new age” football going on, I wonder howGeorgie Best would have coped?

          Imagine Malcolm Macdonald with inverted legs? They were nearly six feet apart he was so bandy!!!!!!

          As long as they can play football in the position they are selected for, who cares!?!?!?

  2. Krish says:

    This time Gotanidea is surely right with his assessment of Maitland-Niles..
    the others who are criticizing him just because its him should calm a bit down.. football isn’t as simple as before anymore.. Many football analysts have wrote the same about niles as gotanidea
    Gotanidea you have my full support on this topic

    Eddie, Phil I normally often agree with your opinions but you should read this here:
    https://www football.london/arsenal-fc/players/ainsley-maitland-niles-arteta-tactics-17504627

  3. Krish says:

    This time Gotanidea is surely right with his assessment of Maitland-Niles..
    the others who are criticizing him just because its him should calm a bit down.. football isn’t as simple as before anymore.. Many football analysts have wrote the same about niles as gotanidea
    Gotanidea you have my full support on this topic

    Eddie, Phil I normally often agree with your opinions but you should read the article on football London about Niles and his play under Arteta

  4. Uche Edochie says:

    Am I the only one here who cannot wait for the January transfer window to end already? Everyday three or four new rumors make the rounds. I do not miss the transfer window at all.

    1. jon fox says:

      And of those three or four, at least half a dozen appear on here daily. I wonder how that can happen!

    2. Le Coq Monster says:

      For some it is known as The Torture Window!

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