Arsenal set to return to Portugal for their next defensive signing

Arsenal are claimed to be eyeing a move for yet another Benfica left-back in Alex Grimaldo, 12 months after signing Nuno Tavares from the same club.

The Gunners are believed to be keen on strengthening their full-back roles, with Tavares’s opening season in north London rather inconsistent.

While Tavares started life at the Emirates in impressive fashion, his defensive frailties quickly become a problem, and it remains to be seen if the club will look to move him on this summer on a temporary or more permanent basis.

His future could well become more clear if we find a new addition to bring competition to the left-back role, with Kieran Tierney our standout first-choice in the current side.

We are now claimed to be eyeing Grimaldo after a supposed fallout with Nuno’s former club Benfica this term, but an issue with their asking price is claimed to be the issue according to Record (via SportWitness).

I’d be happy to send Tavares out on loan this season, in hope that he can gain more defensive strength and composure.

Grimaldi should be a strong back-upto KT, but he hardly fits our recent transfer model of signing young players with scope to improve, so I’ll take this rumour with a pinch of salt.

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. Why or arsenal so bad at doing transfers looks like we have lost out to utd now mikel abd edu need to go back to school and learn how to do business like spurs and City or we just get the cast offs like normal

    1. I have been complaining too, why is Arsenal always having problems with transfer ? Since the time of AW, Arsenal is always behind. Why? Arsenal will not sign players who want to play or love the team as a result, Arsenal let go players like Ivy, CR7, Van dj, Harzard and many more.
      Hope we do good business this time .

  2. I’m a positive fan of Arsenal since 2002,big up Arteta(Manager).Hope & pray this coming season 2022/2023 will be great. Players & fans also the entire family of Arsenal let’s support each other $ carry the trophy this season!.Thanks, Jackson Mutinda from Kenya

  3. this Benfica guy is more solid than Martinez and comes far cheaper. It’s better to sign him and use the rest of those funds for other targets. Amadou Onana the Lille 20-year-old Belgian highly-rated one-capped international defensive midfielder also looks great.

    Why is Arsenal hesitating with Tielmans? Partey’s fitness situation was responsible for our failure to get top 4. Fix the midfield now.
    Sign the young Guler for the future. Arsenal is a too slow in decision-making.

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