Club chief says there is no truth in Arsenal’s reported interest in their player

Reports have linked Alex Grimaldo with a move to Arsenal in this transfer window as they keep searching for a good backup to Kieran Tierney.

Mikel Arteta signed Nuno Tavares in the last summer transfer window as a backup option to the Scotsman.

However, he flopped in most of his matches and could now leave the Emirates this summer.

Grimaldo has been one of Europe’s most accomplished left-backs, and he has entered the last year of his current deal at Benfica.

He looks very likely to be sold by them in this transfer window, and reports have named Arsenal as one of his suitors.

However, the Gunners may not be pursuing a move for him after one of his club’s executives says they haven’t received an offer from the Emirates.

Rui Costa reportedly visited their training camp, and journalists asked him about Arsenal’s interest. He replied, as quoted by Sport Witness: “You have been saying that. None of this came to me. I don’t know where that came from.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

It is normal for rumours to link us with a move for any player, especially if they play in a position that we lack good depth.

Grimaldo will be an upgrade to Tavares, but the latter is much younger, and he could improve in this campaign.

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14 Comments

  1. I’m never one for worrying about getting in our targets ,but so far we have signed 4players only one we know that will be a guaranteed starter (which we needed replacing anyway)it was suggested that we had a targets identified 6months ago but from where I’m sitting either said players do not want to Join us or that was a load of bollocks.
    Unfortunately our inability or should I say our managers inability to get us CL is now looking like a massive problem regarding who we can go for .
    Massive worry for me with the coming season as Arteta lacks tactical know how and without spending big and getting in required players it’s going to show him up like it did for the 2 previous seasons .
    Also our main 3-4 rivals for top 4 look to be getting in what they have been lacking and all have top managers where as have one learning (not fast enough )on the job .
    Massive worry for me .

    1. There is still some way to go in the transfer window Dan. Let the club do their job when and how they want to. If they fail to qualify for the champ league at the end of the season Arteta will definitely lose his job. Till then let’s keep supporting the team no point moaning daily for a future we know nothing about.

      1. ( ADMIN COMMENT – Jon you need to stop insulting other fans and talk about the football. You MUST stop it now)

        1. Dan, i really don’t know why you would reply to such a self opinionated sour person that just spews insults to anyone who tells it as it is and not how he thinks it is. I gave up months ago, he is just a sad person. There are some very good posters on here and he isnt one.

          1. I know mate but I’ve had a few drinks after a long days work and I couldn’t help myself,he’s one of those online plebs who wouldn’t say boo to a goose to someone’s face .
            I’m sure he will go all quiet till the next time like all little men do .
            TBF he causes half the arguments on here and then slivers off like a snake then proper fans get their posts deleted(probably this one )
            Can only imagine the amount of times he’s emailed Pat like a snowflake because he starts a row then gets put in his place .

    2. I think you are being a bit harsh on Arteta
      Given the start we had last season he did bloody well to get us up to 5th, yes we threw 4th away but the injuries we suffered really hit us at the wrong time, it could have happened to the spuds but it was us instead, should we have strengthened in Jan? probably but you can only get a target if the player is available & Jan is notoriously hard to attract quality, no way we could have got Jesus or Viera at that time so they decided to wait instead of buying another mistake or panic buy
      As for targets, yes only one big name in so far & the others for the future although i believe Viera will be a star player for us very soon
      We tried to get Raphinha & we tried to get Martinez so it’s not like we are chasing rubbish players it’s just that they either wanted a different club or to play for former managers
      We still have plenty of time to get a few more in & some moves may depend on us shifting some of our players out first so lets see where we are in September when the window closes & then & only then will we be able to judge how this window truly went
      Here’s to a great season for us gooners

      1. Been hearing that same record for the last 3 seasons mate ,it’s great to be optimistic but when you see the same mistakes being played out in front of your eyes time after time you become pessimistic ,that’s where I class myself and no words of encouragement will change me until I’m given something to be optimistic about and that is our managers job and so far he’s failed miserably.

      2. Your talks is absolutely wonderful I like your perceptions here bro.lets support Mikel and the available players we have so far,I think I see gunners having a good and impressive coming season.lets support and cheer up with those young talent players,we are definitely going to be in the champions league spot.Good guys we move.

    3. Dan Arsenal are struggling to get their targets just for that reason. We also may lose at least one or more also because of that reason. Interesting last two weeks of the window.

  2. The old saying applies: believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.

    That seems particularly aposite in reading football transfer speculation.

    Those guys have to fill their column inches with something on a 24 hours news cycle and there just enough happening to do fill the pages with real news.

    This site at least puts up articles inviting analysis of players, comparisons etc rather than endlessly spouting vapour-thin rumours.

  3. Good news. Dont just sign players to sign players. Arsenal are working rn, just gottta be patient, deals can be hard. The business we’ve done so far is good. It’s reported Tielemans deal also would be one pretty easy to complete. He may not be #1 on the list which is why its not done yet. But if we can’t get our #1 we already know a deal we can finish.

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