Despite rumours Arteta wants to keep four fringe players

According to Steve Key of Football Transfers, Arsenal is reportedly keen on keeping four first-team players, namely Kieran Tierney, Folarin Balogun, Emile Smith Rowe, and Rob Holding. Despite rumours about their possible departure from Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta wants them to stay.

This news should delight Arsenal fans, who understand that the four players still have a significant role at the club. Even if they are not automatic starters, they can still contribute to the team’s success, especially since the Gunners are set to return to the Champions League next season. A strong squad depth will be essential as the club tries to balance top-level European football with domestic matters.

Although Balogun has impressed while on loan at Reims, he may attract suitors in the transfer or loan market this summer. However, his performance has shown that he is good enough to compete for a place in Arteta’s team next season.

The report also notes that Nuno Tavares’s future is uncertain, making it wise to retain Tierney as an alternative to Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back.

Retaining these players would provide stability and depth to the Arsenal squad, which will be vital for the team’s success in the upcoming season.

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Tags Emile Smith Rowe Folarin Balogun Kieran Tierney Rob Holding


  1. ESR a side I would be moving on the rest mentioned ,which we shouldn’t have to much a hard time doing so ,and getting a good tidy sum in the process enabling us to Freshen up the squad which will be needed if we are to continue from this season at the top end of the league and pushing for silverware .
    Players come and go ,but it should be about letting them go at the right time and not keeping them hanging around to lose their value .

    1. still bit at a loss why people are ok with KT moving on, quality left back who should get more game time. zinchenko has beem injured a few times, and the uproar on here if our backup is tavarez or similar.
      i can understand him wanting to move on, but would not want to see him go.

      1. bob, it is completely ridiculous to me too, especially related to Keiran Tierney.
        Dan, should Arsenal sell the players the nominated playets, how much will they bring in and how much will it cost to replace like for like or better? Arsenal will need a squad of virtually two players for each position, to compete domestically and in Europe. Woe betide Arsenal incurs injuries or suspensions to any players without adequate replacement.

  2. We might want to keep them, but they all might not want to stay. If any of them wants to leave, we should facilitate that if at all possible – ensuring we can replace them and that we can get something reasonable in terms of transfer fee, of course.

  3. Tierney Rowe Holding, good backup players Rowe and Tierney I especially want to stay. Holding has looked decent of late and has proven somewhat reliable in the past, I’m just wondering if he’s the ceiling for a second choice, I don’t think so. Balogun I don’t know, will he want to start behind probably three players, or is he good enough to take the second spot, we’ll see

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