Arsenal target prefers to leave his present club than to sign a new contract

Denis Zakaria has been linked with a move to Arsenal and he might have handed them a boost in their bid to sign him.

The Gunners are looking to add new midfielders to their squad in this transfer window and the Borussia Monchengladbach man is one of them.

The Swiss midfielder has been in fine form for his club and country in the last few years and he has just a year left on his current deal.

Gladbach wants to tie him down to a new contract, however, the club’s chief, Max Eberl has admitted that he wants to leave in a boost to Arsenal’s chances of signing him.

He insists that they want to keep him and they are trying their best to achieve that.

However, Zakaria and his management have told them that he would prefer to join another club than to extend his current deal.

He said as quoted by The Daily Mail: ‘With Denis, we have been trying to extend his contract since October.

‘Denis and his management told us pretty clearly that they would prefer a transfer this summer.’

This admission will come as a boost to Arsenal but Manchester City also wants to sign him.

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13 Comments

  1. Alex Shakur Lee Okullo says:

    We are happy with what Edu and Mikel is doing, we may have very very little effect in their decision in our own comments but we will hopefully trust in their decision in the project to make Arsenal in good shape of competition in world football.

  2. Hill says:

    He would be a good addition to our midfield

  3. Durand says:

    Much better option than Neves. Zakaria is more versatile and probably half the price as well, also cheaper wages.

    This would be a smart transfer; hopefully it works out, if not he’s still on the younger side with resale value.

    Unfortunately more rumors on a GK than a starting addition to our dire midfield.

    1. ernie says:

      He is way better than Neves, and remind me of Yaya but is very fast kind of Bissouma and he can also fill in in CB

    2. Ozziegunner says:

      Exactly right, Durand. Alex is happy with Arteta and Edu, yet as you state one has to be concerned about the priorities not being on midfield, where blind Freddie can see the deficiencies.

  4. Staxhs says:

    He and sabitzer wouldn’t cost us more than 35 mil combined as they both have a year left on their contracts

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      we can sign both for free next year

      1. Ozziegunner says:

        John, Arsenal can’t afford to wait until next year, because of the cost of missing European football for another season.

  5. Biscuitbum says:

    I remember when we were trying to sign another Dennis, Dennis Praet, from Sampdoria. Last time I saw him he was coming on as a late sub for Leicester.

  6. Adewumiwilliam. says:

    That aside, I heard Anthony martial is available, what do we think?, I am of the opinion that Martial replacing lacazette will make more sense than chelsea’s Abraham.

    1. Davi says:

      Not for me. Martial is a winger who’s never scored a lot of goals. The fact he clearly has the talent to be great but can’t get into utds team consistently is a massive red flag.
      Abraham, I think, has some areas to improve but at least he’s always scored consistently when played, and he’s a true CF, which is what we’d need to replace Laca.
      Problem with both players is the cost – if they don’t work out, we could never sell because they’d be on huge wages – same trap we keep falling for

    2. Akinwale says:

      Martial is more of a winger drifting to the centre, we need someone who can also do the hold-up that giroud and laca offers.

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    A good midfielder, young and versatile, on the cheaper side, Arsenal must go in for him. We must act fast, time is running out , our new acquisitions must get accustomed to the team and the league.

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