Gunners boost as Euro 2024 star is now focused on sealing a move to the Emirates

Riccardo Calafiori is set to move to Arsenal after choosing the Gunners as his preferred next destination.

Previously, he seemed destined for Juventus, who convinced him to join them this summer. However, Juventus did not finalise his transfer before Euro 2024, and his impressive performance in the tournament has made him one of the most sought-after players in Europe.

Arsenal, which has been monitoring several defenders, has now intensified their efforts to secure Calafiori’s signature. According to an exclusive report on Caught Offside, despite interest from Chelsea, Calafiori has decided to move to Arsenal.

The report indicates that he is currently only in talks with the Gunners, who have presented a long-term project that appeals to him. Arsenal is confident they can finalise the 50 million euro transfer to North London, even as Chelsea continues to express strong interest in signing him.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Calafiori was fantastic at the Euros, and if he plays that well for us, we will win the Premier League sooner rather than later.

Gabriel Magalhaes and Jakub Kiwior now have one more competitor for their spot on the team, and they will work hard to stay in the group.


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        1. agreed, our left side was our weakness last season both in defence and attack, so coming in to nail down that position with quality

          versatility to cover Gabriel features in the thinking as well I am sure

          all the talk has been striker, striker, striker and Edu/Arteta surprise us with name not linked to Arsenal until a matter days ago – this one has the feeling of transfer that will happen (vs most of the nonsense talk)

  1. If and when Calafiori joins us, it will be a fantastic signing. Not only did he play well in the Euros but also played consistently well for Bologna in the Italian league last season. He is calm and composed and can play as LCB or LB giving Arteta options. With Saliba, Gabriel, White, Kiwier, Timber and Tomiyasu already playing great, Arsenal’s defence will be solid and stable for years to come.

  2. Zinchenko and Kiviora will be safe to sell!
    The options of Timber and Calafiori remain in their positions!
    And these defenders are versatile.

  3. If history is any indication, a signing like this indicates that Arsenal are ready to cash in on either Gabriel or Saliba in the near future…

    We can’t forget that our owners are still American and finishing in top 4 and selling our best players for profit takes priority over actually winning trophies

    1. Regarding your last comment, I don’t think there is any indications of any sort that the Arsenal owners are looking for no more than a top 4 slot as a prize. I don’t know what’s your source on this. If anything, the owners have shown great ambition in building the squad and they wouldn’t sign Rice to just finish top 4.

    2. Can you substantiate your claims? If you think that the evidence for the last 5 years say so then you gotta provide it to the rest of us.

      They have invested nearly a £1 billion in these past 4 or so season. And they seem to be willing to spend more than £100 million on transfers this summer transfer window.

      They have been investing big in their other sports franchises in North America too and won a few major trophies doing so. They have extended all of our current players contracts too..

      There is no evidence recently to substantiate your pessimism at the moment.

  4. but where does this leave Timber?

    Timber is too good to be benched, but if Calafiori comes in then left back is occupied, and White, Saliba and Gabriel are nailed on

    we know Edu/Arteta like to surprise, Calafiori the latest example, may they have surprise for us for Timber too!

    Timber to move forward to defensive midfield #6?

    1. Maybe a number 6 option but I think Arteta will be cautious about Timber coming out of a freak injury and there is always a catch with knee surgeries and it would be a mistake to rely solely on Timber next season as we haven’t seen in the heat of premier league matches how well Timber has recovered from his injury. It could be a risky affair to rely on Timber. If Timber is deemed to be fit enough and if it was a one off injury that won’t hinder him, he would make a great option at number 6, or even play LB if Calafiori plays CB to rest Gabriel or Saliba in some matches.

  5. So much talk of certain players being “nailed on” starters. I guess fans will be in for a surprise as regards to starting line ups next season.

    1. if you are refering to my post then I stand by White, Saliba and Gabriel starting for us barring injury or leaving the club

      let me know who you think is going to start in front of those three?

  6. I believe Timber might be covering RB RCB and LB He’ll be quality depth along with Tomiyasu who also covers several positions

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