Arsenal top quality European target might become available this summer

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to land David Alaba this summer as he and Bayern Munich continue to struggle to reach an agreement over a new deal.

The Austrian has been at the German side for over a decade and at 28, Talksport claims that the Arsenal target is looking to become one of the top earners at the club.

He was converted from a left-back to a centre-back by Pep Guardiola when the Spaniard managed the German giants.

He has remained a key member of the first team and was instrumental in their winning the Champions League this year.

He has entered the final year of his current deal at the club and Bild reports that he wants the club to sell him for a fee this summer if they will not agree to his salary demands.

Arsenal has been strengthening their team in this transfer window and adding a player of Alaba’s quality and experience can turn them into a Premier League-chasing team in the coming campaign.

The Gunners have already looked to have bolstered their defence, but if Alaba becomes available for a good price, they can do a lot worse than adding him to the quality players that they have on their side already.

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20 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Yeah right! And how are we going to raise the money? Sell the Emirates perhaps!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      jon, the Emirates is to be redeveloped for apartment buildings, with Arsenal building a new grandstand at London Colney to accommodate season ticket holders and corporate boxes. One has to retain one’s sense of humour in the face of reality.

      1. Grandad says:

        A reunion with Pep perhaps?

    2. Thomo says:

      Apparently we are after messi because he has struggled to reach an agreement with Barcelona and he’s also been a long term target of arsenal

  2. Eddie says:

    Why are you calling him an Arsenal target?
    Arteta told you himself he wants him?
    Martinez could be having his medicals on Saturday.
    Painful to see him go, but he’s refusing to stay if he’s not assured of the number one spot.
    Clearly he didn’t think Arteta would break his own(Arteta’s) rules to keep him (Martinez) did he?
    Right from day one, we all got the info about the non-negotiable rules set by Arteta to run the club.
    Any player not willing to put it in or give to the club should be ready to leave.
    Arteta publicly said he wants to keep both GK, he wants them to fight together and push each other to be better.
    Surely Martinez ain’t scared he’ll lose to Leno is he?
    He doesn’t want to stay, but he’ll always be one of us. Always will be.
    Goodluck to him, His money will be put towards a midfielder

    1. Sue says:

      Eddie.. do you think David Raya will happen?

      1. Eddie says:

        I doubt it will… Brentford dont want to sell, and even if they do, they’ll want more than 10M.
        No way we are spending 10M on a backup goalkeeper.
        Personally I’m trusting Inaki Pavon to do his magic with Macey too.
        I don’t know which GK we’ll get.
        Rays wants to come to us, but Brentford ain’t gon let him go easily.
        I doubt it’ll happen

        1. Sue says:

          Thanks Eddie, nice one! Watch this space then….

      2. Kev82 says:

        I read he’s 6 feet Sue that’s small for a keeper I’m 6 foot and the goal looks massive to me πŸ˜‚

        1. ClassyGunner says:

          Yeah. I look like a midget under the bar

        2. Sue says:

          Plus after his clanger in the play off final 😰 Who will we end up with then, Kev? Gunnersaurus?!

          1. ozziegunner says:

            Eddie, Sue et al, Matt Macey is a sound keeper and Arsenal is quite flush with goal keeping prospects in the Academy. There are higher priorities at present, in my opinion.

          2. Sue says:

            Well, Martinez took his opportunity! Let’s hope this will be Macey’s turn to shine!

          3. Kev82 says:

            Oh yeah I forgot about that Sue well it’s a no for me πŸ˜‚ Martinez seems to be acting like a spoilt child if you don’t pick me I’m going πŸ˜‚ we need 2 more players Partey and a playmaker tbh I don’t know much about Aouar so I can’t say I want him to sign.

          4. Sue says:

            Macey it is then! Yes I’d be more than happy with 2 more…. and are you ready for Auba news? It’s coming, Kev… it’s gonna break the Internet πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          5. Kev82 says:

            Sue are you seeing these comments in a very thin line ? πŸ˜‚. Yeah as long as we have Leno we’re good πŸ˜€ I just made a Leno wallpaper πŸ‘Š haha well if it happens πŸ˜‚ I thought we would have shifted a few out by now but we can’t give anyone away πŸ˜‚

          6. Sue says:

            Yes very thin!!

  3. Top Gunner says:

    How much is Alaba earning at the moment? How much does he want at Munich?

  4. Theophilus yunana says:

    we really need Thomas parthy in our mid field, that’s if the management can help by finding a replacement of Bellarin in January transfer.Aoaur is also a nice deal to replace Guandduzi and Lucas’s Torrera

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    If Munich cannot afford to pay Alaba’s Salary will Arsenal be able to? Where will the money come from. Anyway we dont need more defenders, we have enough. As for the Martinez saga, if he is not happy at Arsenal as regards fighting for GK position with Lenno, than he may as well leve, good for both parties. He will be happy at Villa and Arsenal can sign a midfielder which we badly need. Wish Emi all the best, he gave us so much happiness.

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