Edu brings massive ambition to Arsenal after audacious transfer attempt

It has been widely reported over the last couple of days that Arsenal’s new technical director Edu tried to sign Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior in the summer transfer window.

There were multiple reports in the summer that the Spanish giants were trying to use the 19-year-old forward as a makeweight in their attempts to lure Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar or Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu.

However, despite being willing to allow the Brazilian youngster to leave in some sort of convoluted swap deal, they were not prepared to sell him outright to Arsenal, according to the Brazilian outlet UOL.

To be honest, I am not that bothered about players that we failed to sign, I have no doubts that there many but I am pleased to read the ambition being shown by Edu and the club.

Vinicius Junior is a fantastic player and would have been a great signing and attempting to sign such a player does show the direction Arsenal are going in.

For too many years Arsenal has signed too many mediocre players, of course, on occasion they have made some headline signings like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but more often than not the sort of player that has been signed by the club in recent years have been distinctly average.

I have not really looked forward to transfer windows over the last few years, especially in January, however, I am looking forward to the upcoming winter transfer window because the feeling I get is that the club will surprise us once again with a top signing.

14 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    Both Vinicius Jr and Wilfried Zaha are excellent inverted LW, but I’d prefer Vinicius Jr over Zaha

    But he might cost more than 60 M due to his prospect and I don’t think he’d want to leave Real Madrid now

    I think Arsenal would assess Aubameyang, Nelson and Martinelli for the LW position first before buying another one

    I don’t think any of them would succeed in that position, so maybe Arsenal would replace one of them in the summer

  2. Joe says:

    I don’t think we’d have gotten both him and Pepe though. Would have been one or the other

  3. CanonSpike says:

    Yeah I don’t think we would have gotten Pepe, but Vinicius is a good player regardless

    The final squad is finally coming to place:
    —Leno—
    Bellerin–Chambers–Holding–Tierney
    —Torreira–Guendouzi—
    —Ceballos—
    Pepe—Laca—Auba

    Subs—–
    Martinez
    Sokratis
    Luiz
    Willock
    Ozil
    Martinelli / Smith-Rowe
    Maitland-Niles / Kolasinac

  4. Bruno says:

    There’s no way that we could have possibly gotten him. We can try again if he fails at madrid in 3 years.

    Plus wasting money on a winger makes no sense be it zaha or vinicius because have underlying issues at the back .
    Defense wins you leagues

    1. Robert Baker says:

      Spot on there, why are we not sorting this defence out, it’s so obvious. We could win the league if we get sting at the back.

  5. Nitsram says:

    What “wide-spread reports” are these exactly? Everything I read (in English and Spanish) said that PSG wanted to include Vinicius Jr in the Neymar deal and that Real shot them down immediately. Madrid wanted to use Bale as a makeweight but PSG were having none of it.

  6. Am your real daddy says:

    Nice try by the club, followed the guy a lot in LA liga last season and his level is no way near the hype around him,not even there yet. The guy I will steal from Madrid is kubo the Japanese talent.

  7. Robert Baker says:

    Spot on there, why are we not sorting this defence out, it’s so obvious. We could win the league if we get sting at the back.

  8. Robert Baker says:

    Yes we will, we need better than him. Stop looking at attacking options we need a real leader at the back.

  9. Shambala says:

    The defence is Arsenal ‘s problem. Socratis & Luiz are not a good combination at the back.Klasnac is not a good defender We need to other options. Emery won’t win anything & will struggle to achieve top four if we continue to have such a leaky defence.

  10. Omoniyi Olugbemisola says:

    The defence needed to be sorted out

  11. Durand says:

    Holding coming back and Chambers worth giving some time. Tierney and Bellerin along with Holding will improve us as a back 4. Add Saliba next year and we’re looking and playing better.

    I’d love a solid experienced CB in the Summer, a RB to give Bellerin some xompetition.

    Also being in a good B2B midfielder and move Xhaka along.

    1. Durand says:

      Oh, I don’t expect miracles from Holding, Chambers, and Saliba; but they certainly can’t be a defensive albatross like Sokratis, Mustafi, and Luiz.

  12. Sip says:

    For me, if true, this highlights Edu’s lack of experience. Next summer we won’t have much time to waste on “no hopers”.

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