Arsenal to miss out with midfielder target set to join PL rivals

Cheick Doucoure is expected to complete a move to Crystal Palace this summer, despite links to both Leeds United and Arsenal.

The midfielder is claimed to have been swayed after talking with former Gunners legend Patrick Vieira, who is now in charge of the team at Selhurst Park and will join from RC Lens for a reported £18 Million, The Sun reports.

It remains to be seen whether we are strongly looking to strengthen in the CM area, with Marquinhos having already signed from Brazil, and with very little being said about any potential outgoings, with Mo Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and Sambi Lokonga all in contention for minutes in the role.

Doucoure could prove to be a steal for the price he is going for, and he could well have been a more defensive-minded option for our squad, but we will now have to see how he progresses with our London rivals Palace.

A deal for Gabriel Jesus appears to be wrapped up, but missing out on Raphinha seems that we will be looking to add another forward/winger also. We are also looking at adding a left-back or left-sided defender, but I’d personally like to see a new midfielder added also, preferably Youri Tielemans.

Do you think a CM should be high on our agenda this summer?


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    1. The clue is they were never in for him because they don’t believe he is what we need or are you better qualified?

  1. Never on for him, press drumming shit up to claim “Arsenal set to miss out on another target” nonsense again. Do you know when been accredited to interest no less than 78 players this summer as per untold Arsenal’s website. Its ridiculous clubs and agents using Arsenal to maximise interest and profits on their players cause we are very active in the market.

  2. Plus signing, negotiating and agreeing transfer fees and contracts is nothing to do with Arteta. That’s in the hands of Edu and Garlic, everyone on here stop using it as a stick to beat Arteta with. Especially if we don’t land someone or don’t go after that player you all think we need.

    Arteta is not employed to sign players and negotiate their contracts. He tells the data analysts and scouts what he’s looking for, they find the targets scout them extensively and Edu has the job of getting them through the door.

  3. Real Madrid got camavinga, Arsenal should get Amadou Onana, he’s the real deal, with him, Partey would be relieved of pressure, the guy is a midfield beast, I really wish we get him.

    1. Im sure alot of people will be happy cause he’s so young. Never seen him play looks big and strong, does likes a to dive into a tackle a little too much for me and playing for the gunners thats never a good thing . Seems to like long switching balls not much on inticate quick play but does seem to like to play direct.

      He’s only 20 so lots of growing to do and at 17-20m seems like a bargain when we look an Camenvinga @ 45m to Real. One thing I would say we need to be sniffing around Lilles scouting and recruitment team they seem to have a very good eye for a top prospect, hats off to them

  4. There are hundreds of big strong talented African decent players in the PL academies. But because the PL is so rich we rather spend huge sums on established players from weaker foreign leagues who often don’t turn out to be worth the investment. Aubameyang 60m Laca 50m Pepe 72mill Partey 45m. Martial Lukaku Pogba Ndombele to name just a few. Even VVD was kicking around at Celtic and Southampton before being signed by ‘pool.
    ESR and Saka are free so why cant we show the same faith in Eddie Balogun Niles Nelson Patino Biereth Azeez Rekik Flores all free. We spent 750 mill last 6 seasons for 5,6,5,8,8,5. Was all that spending worth it? More especially when half those players were on extortionate salaries and ran down their contracts and left for free?
    Our policy is changing for sure but it s still buy extremely high, sell low or give away for free. Now we spend 40mill on a player instead of 50-60mill and pay 120k p/w not 180k p/w. But the model is stiill to pay 400% more than the selling club paid for the player like Vieira was free to Porto but we pay 36 mill. Ben White was free from the Brghton academy but we paid 50mill. We should save 90milll by producng our own free talent. Why don’t we sell our academy products for 50 mill? We sould have played Ballard at CB for two seasons then sold him for 50mill. I’d love for us to have a no spend no buy policy for 5 years. I reckon we would still be in the top 6.

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