Arsenal in talks to sign highly-rated winger keen on EPL move

Mikel Arteta is expected to be making massive changes to his Arsenal squad this summer, and the biggest problem he faces is bringing in players that can provide the supply for our strikers to score many more goals than they managed in the season just finished.

With the Brazilian winger Willian expected to be moving on, there is a place for another winger to send in the crosses and according to Football.London, the Shakhtar winger Manor Solomon is a highly possible arrival.

The report states:

football.london also understands that Pini Zahavi is involved in talks between club and player. The Israeli ‘super agent’ is in touch with Arsenal technical director Edu.

Zahavi offered the Shakhtar Donetsk winger to the Gunners’ former head of football Raul Sanllehi in May 2020 before the Spaniard left the club last summer.

Sanllehi’s departure initially scuppered the deal but Solomon’s impressive performances in the Champions League and for the Israeli national team this season have put him back on Arsenal’s radar.

The 21 year-old has already made it clear that he favours a move to the Premier League, and he is at the perfect age to make the transition to a bigger club, although Shakhtar are by no means a small club in terms of European football.

Solomon said: “There are things that can happen in the summer. My dream is to play in England and it also seems to me the most realistic option for me. And teams in England can pay.”

Solomon has played against some of the biggest clubs in the world so won’t be overawed by a move to London. in fact just six months ago Solomon scored the second goal in a Champions League home match against Real Madrid, which gave Shakhtar a 2–0 win over the Spanish giants.

With the reported price tag of just £21million, should Arsenal take a chance on this talented youngster?

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11 Comments

  1. Wyoming says:

    The guy says he wants to play in the EPL because English clubs can pay.
    Says it all really.
    We already have too many who are here for the pay cheque.
    Another mercenary.
    Offer Shakhtar a Kolasinac no money swap.
    Offer Money Soldman 5k p/w salary.
    See if Shak and Money are still interested.

    1. Gogo says:

      Look at this from a positive perspective. Do you remember No Elneny’s experience about non payment of salaries in hints last loan? Maybe this guy is talking about something related to non payment of salaries or prompt payments…

      There are many clubs in Europe that defaults in player payments so this statement might not necessarily mean he’s greedy and money minded.

      1. ozziegunner says:

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  2. Thomo says:

    Why sign another winger when we have pepe and saka ,we need more central players either midfield or centre forward.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Exactly right, Thomo; Arsenal must stay focussed with scarce transfer funds being targetted at the positions in greatest need of upgrade. DM (highest priority), RB, backup LB (if Joel Lopez is not yet ready), ACM/playmaker, tall CF (if Moller is not yet ready).

  3. Sean Williams says:

    Out of Manor Solomon and Pedro Neto it’s a hard choice. Neto already plays in the EPL and is up to pace with it, but is a bit one dimensional and can be cancelled by a good defender. Manor Solomon is clearly a better, more skillful player, but has never graced the EPL. As a long term prospect I would go for Manor Solomon, but if we want purely a speedster to hit the ground running then Neto. Manor Solomon could be a good choice though because he has class as well as application. They are both quite young so would be good investments if it came to selling them.

  4. MartinelliTheBench says:

    We already have the following that play on the wing for us:

    Auba
    Saka
    Pepe
    Nelson
    ESR
    Martinelli

    If we are going to buy a wing i’d say we’d need to sell at least 2 of the players on the list, but seems highly unlikely as we have other areas of concern.

    1. ozziegunner says:

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  5. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Waste of money if you ask me.

    1. jon fox says:

      If we don’t ask you, which we won’t, then he is not a waste of money!

  6. Stewart Macintosh says:

    If we draw up pressing needs then winger doesn’t make my list – we have lots of assets at present that can play on the wing.

    Up front, maybe a CF but I think that could be put off for a year.

    Right back and left back cover is first/second for me (Tierney just won’t play all season, bless his pointed little head and his heart).

    Then we need help in the midfield, – creative needs sorting and DM especially if Granit goes

    CB would be in same category as winger, especially if Saliba is as good in England as he has been in France.

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