Arsenal looking to go back to Real Madrid for another signing

Arsenal has been used to signing players from Real Madrid since Mikel Arteta became their manager.

The Gunners had Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard in their squad on loan from the Spanish club last season.

They have since made the transfer of the latter permanent after they enjoyed his performances for them in his short loan stint.

The Gunners expect to have started this campaign brightly after they missed out on European football last season.

But they have started with three league losses from as many games with Mikel Arteta now under serious pressure.

The transfer window has just a few more days before it finally closes and the Spanish boss could bring in a few players still.

Transfermarketweb reports that they are now looking to sign Marco Asensio from Madrid.

The Spaniard is an exciting player to watch, but he has been hampered by persistent injuries in recent seasons and he is not a part of the plans of Carlo Ancelotti.

The report says he is now considering leaving the club and the Gunners want to add him to their squad in this transfer window.

It says Tottenham and Liverpool also want to sign him, but Arsenal is his most serious suitor.

Arteta hopes the club will make a move for him and Madrid values him at £34m.

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24 Comments

  1. Yossarian says:

    Another good midfielder is definitely needed. Injuries is a worry with this one though. Could fo a time-share with Partey 🤣

    1. Yossarian says:

      *do

  2. DaJuhi says:

    I have absolute faith on Arteta and Edu doing the wrong thing concerning transfers.

    1. patrick says:

      Edu with his transfers only injuries,xhaka staying is areal mess

  3. Shine says:

    What we really need is an enforcer dm like partey. I felt that when Partey is in the team. Its much better. ARSENAL need a good rotational dm to rotate with partey or backup.
    One more good defender and a pure striker who can make a difference.
    Arsenal injuries are terrible.

    1. Pert Murdersacker says:

      Totally agree. Our defence is too exposed which makes them look even worse, and our attack aren’t fed the ball as there is no identity behind them. Arsenal used to conduct games from midfield, now we have no strength there at all.
      We need an intelligent, quick DM/CM who can do the rough stuff and take the pressure off our defence, then feed the attack, instead we have Xhaka who sadly isn’t suited to the PL high-press (though could impress in Serie A or back in the Bundesliga…), Elneny who is a good squad player but shouldn’t really be starting in the PL, and Lokonga who looks decent but has a lot to learn. Partey is a great player but we can’t assume these constant injuries are going to just disappear, besides he needs a couple better options to play alongside when fit.
      I know a striker who can finish our crosses is important, so too a solid right-back who can walk straight into the starting 11, but regardless if we don’t fix midfield we’ll never take hold of games.
      Although AFCON concerns me I would fully go for Bissouma (or Kalvin Philips but he’s probably £50m+) and just accept that Feb/March we’ll have to improvise (maybe get a Jan loan in?), if that’s too expensive then perhaps Zakaria. I wouldn’t shy away from another goal-scoring play-controlling CM in the mould of Aoaor or the highly impressive (Arsenal supporting!) Koopmeiners.
      Obviously it’s too late for big changes but if we could witness a miracle and get players like Calvert-Lewin and Max Aarons or Tyler Adams along with a midfielder or two like Bissouma and Aoaor/Koopmeiners we could actually field a strong team capable of getting decent results. But will Kroenke sanction another £100m after how the last one went? And then there’s all the players we need to ship out too… God this club gives me a headache.

      1. David says:

        Pert
        Good points in much of what you say regarding options that would strengthen the team.
        The team remains unbalanced and this is much more evident when we have injuries or illness.
        Unfortunately, I can’t see us having much of a chance getting the options mentioned at this stage of the transfer window.
        I don’t quite agree with the last point as Arsenal needed strengthening in defence and also another goalkeeper. At this point there might be some concern about the costs for White and Ramsdale but these are young British players with experience of the premier league and potential to improve.
        It is clear though that there is still work to do.

    2. Stuart Jarman says:

      Why all the plaudits for Partey since he’s been at the club he’s either been injured or when in the team has flopped badly We need to sign Aouar before he goes to Tottenham a loan to buy seems ideal If Arsenal can sanction a deal for a right back and striker before deadline things will be brighter after international break

  4. Sean Williams says:

    Marco Asensio is not really our style or type of player…..Houssem Aouar is much more dynamic…and cheaper.

    1. Reggie says:

      I cant see Kranky wasting anymore money on this loser Sean, i really cant. Even his business head has to tell him what he has done so far is a waste of time and money. If he doesn’t act, he cant even be a good business man and then we are in the sinking sand.

      1. Bonny says:

        Let’s all stop buying their tickets and for those who can’t afford stop watching on screen one time one day the owner will know what to do they should play with no single fan.

  5. Omolaja ibrahim says:

    This is not a kind of player we need,go for a skifull player who can control the mid feed

  6. daniel twist says:

    Aouar available for less than 20 million but we are looking at this injury prone guy for over 30 million, I’m totally at a lost….ssmh

    1. Reggie says:

      We aren’t Dan.

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Aouar is injury prone as well

  7. Reggie says:

    I dont believe that the krankies will spend another wasted penny on anymore players, while Arteta is manager. If the alarm bells weren’t ringing before yesterday, which were bloody deafening, then they should be screeching now. I still cant believe though we have got to sunday evening and there is a headline of Arteta sacked. Has the carrier pigeon not got across the Atlantic, has the bad weather knocked out all communications to Krankies hot line? The fact Arteta is still in a job is a total mystery as Kranky is throwing away pounds like its gone out of fashion on a loser, that is ruining his assets daily. Keeping Arteta at all is a massive risk amyway but after this last 6 weeks, alarm bells have to be ringing. I dont see Arteta lasting too Wednesday.

    1. Jah son says:

      Take it easy mate Arteta is going but you’ve got to exercise some more patience. Arsenal do anything proactive.

  8. JW says:

    I thought Asensio was a right winger.

    He has had recent injuries to his knees.

    He was out from July 2019 thru March 2020 with knee ligament damage

    He was out twice again in 2020 for a total of 4 weeks with more knee problems.

    So, why would we want another attacker, this one with a recent history of knee problems.

    Could it be that Real Madrid are having problems raising enough cash to buy Mbappe, and are we helping them out by buying Asensio, as well as Odegaard?

    Lets hope not!!!

  9. Sean Williams says:

    Houssem Aouar can play from deep and is highly mobile. Aouar was Arteta’s first choice, now it seems we may buy a Real Madrid ‘used to be’ Asensio, who is a bit injury prone. He hasn’t been the same player since his Cruciate Ligament Rupture. Same as Bellerin has not been the same player.

  10. Cleb says:

    I think getting both of them should be preferable. Signing Asensio and get Aour on a loan deal.

  11. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    there’s no doubt this window was terribly mismanaged, considering what should have been the logically prioritized needs, but I just can’t fathom the notion of giving our current manager more transfer funds, even if we sell off some of our current assets…it’s clear to me that there’s still no definitive plan and as such it’s a recipe for disaster…it’s well-known that we have a very sketchy history when it comes to making recruitment decisions from a position of desperation and not strength…if I was any club that had an asset we desired I would bleed us dry, just like Brighton and Sheffield United…as we know by now, no one was ever going to pay those fees for those players, regardless of their respective, albeit questionable, future projections…it’s time to turn off the money faucet and let our current manager stew in his own sh** for awhile…if he can’t make something happen with this bunch, then why would it be reasonable to assume that a few overpriced late window panic buys would do the trick

  12. siamois says:

    You could be forgiven for thinking that MA played for RM during back in the day,they were good deals to be made with Barca for promising,talented,young AND CHEAP players.

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      No doubt Siamois…or even with the club that really gave him his first professional playing gig, PSG

  13. too sie says:

    What type of project is the club really building?…
    With this players that we have now on squad, who can we beat in matches. Asencio is good and no doubt about it but we should also consider how it is with his injuries cases so far. We always go for players whom could not function well and of which the club also keep as dead wood. Aour is a good lad for me, and i will be please to see him on our side. Now that Lyon has make it opened that he is also available for loan, why can’t Edu n Arteta move him in with option to buy. Get him please, am pleading. We also lack a right back and a striker, Auba and Laca can give us our goals… If this window is shot and nothing is being done, then we are finish and championship should be our next calling…

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