Arsenal target is still undeniably committed to his present club

Arsenal is reportedly targeting Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi for a potential transfer, with the Spaniard being one of the top names on their shopping list. Zubimendi is a key player for Real Sociedad, contributing significantly to their success in the previous La Liga season, where they secured a top-four finish and solid performance in the Champions League group stage this season.

Mikel Arteta has expressed interest in working with Zubimendi, but any potential move during the second half of the season seems unlikely. According to Marca, both Zubimendi and Real Sociedad are aware of the interest from clubs in the midfielder. Despite the transfer rumours linking him to Arsenal, Zubimendi is reportedly fully committed to finishing the current season with Real Sociedad.

The report even suggests that all parties involved view the links to Arsenal as a stagnant transfer rumour, indicating that a move in the January transfer window is unlikely.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Zubimendi has been one of the finest midfielders in Europe for some time, and the midfielder will do a good job for us if we add him to our squad.

However, we have to wait until the summer to convince him to change clubs and also present an acceptable offer to Sociedad.

Trying to do a deal this month will cost us a lot of money, and the midfielder will be reluctant to move.

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  1. I still believe that this undoubtedly talented player would be a great addition , IF we are able to buy him next summer.

    I think we well MIGHT too!

  2. Not sure why anyone would expect a blockbuster signing such as this or even a loan this month anyway. Any incoming deal will only happen in the summer.

    1. VAMOS do you honesly believe ANY realistic Gooner believes THAT? (Meaning this month).

      I doubt ANY realist at all DOES! Now JAN 23 and not a single big transfer has happenee yet across the entire PREM. Vanishingly few will be brought in at ANY top club, IMO.

      1. Of course i don’t, just replying to the article informing us of Martin’s loyalty to his club this window.

          1. Zubimendi is an excellent defensive midfielder, who has the skull set to play more advanced in the #8 as well. The fact that he is loyal to Real Sociadad, the team that provided these opportunities, is commendable. Such character traits should be considered more highly when assessing players to bring to the Club. Not possible now, but Arsenal should pursue Zubimendi strongly for next season.

  3. Zubimendi is the type of ball playing midfielder the gaffer likes, the fact he and Odegaard on loan from Madrid played so well together, prompting the Bernabeu club to abruptly call off the loan, speaks volumes as to why Arsenal should get this deal done.

    Am still baffled as to why he wasn’t targeted with Rice, seen that his release clause is a merely £52 mill

  4. I think Zubimendi is currently very comfortable with his staying at Real Sociedad since last summer transfer window.
    Otherwise, he would have joined the Gunners since last window. When they wanted to activate his release clause to sign him according to reports. But he vehemently said NO to Arsenal.
    For the reason which I think may have nothing to do with his reported claims that he doesn’t want to leave RSO. But other unspecified reason.
    But according to reports in the media that quoted Arteta to have said that, Arsenal are unlikely to spend the cash to sign any new player during this winter window. But thr club at the instance of Arteta, can still sign a new top quality clinical finish top league regular goals scoring striker this window. Such as Isak at Newcastle . Newcastle who according to reports have to sell big this window to avoid FFP sanction.
    But if Arsenal will sell or loan out 2 Gunners currently at the club this window to make happen the signing of a new top quality striker by them. The sell or loan out 2. So as to also avoid the FFP pit fall.
    A offloading of 2 Gunners this window but which Arteta looks reluctant to want it done this window. But if done could see his Arsenal team restrenfgtened for a stronger performance enhancement to win the the Epl and Ucl titles in the 2nd half of the season campaign.

  5. Zubimendi is in many ways similar to Frenkie De Jong and that, in itself is quite an accolade.A highly intelligent defensive/ central midfielder who would be a “safe” investment for Arsenal.

  6. I like the look of this player he’s well-rounded for a DM. Tall mobile good dribbler good passer and good positional play on top of obvious defensive capabilities. We should have tried for him before Havertz, maybe we did but we did not get the right answer he probably wanted to experience CL after achieving it with his club. Maybe this player is in Arteta’s long-term planning and that’s why we didn’t get a similar player so we got Havertz instead to eventually go on to mix things up, or maybe not

  7. I am a little short on how Loans work these days. BUT

    I hear that Zubimendi wants to stay at Sociedad for the rest of this season so he can play for them in their champions league games.

    If Arsenal bought him this January, could we loan him back to Sociedad until they get knocked out of the Champions League, and then cancel the loan and bring him back to the Emirates?

    Just an idea!

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