Mikel Arteta already has Edu’s first task for the summer

Mikel Arteta and Edu have a fine working relationship and that has been responsible for the many transfer decisions that have been taken at Arsenal since the Spaniard became the club’s manager.

Edu has redesigned the club’s scouting system and is also helping Arteta to rebuild the squad.

Not all his signings have impressed, but he will be in charge of transfers alongside the club’s gaffer again in the summer.

Mirror Football says Arteta has identified the need for a new striker in his team and he will ask Edu to get to work in getting that sorted.

The Gunners have some top draw strikers on their team, but the summer could see the departure of several.

The report says the club expects to sell Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette when the transfer window reopens.

They want to keep hold of Folarin Balogun, but the teenager’s deal is running out and he looks likely to leave.

There is no appetite to renew Lacazette’s deal and Nketiah has also not met expectations.

When these attackers leave, Arteta expects the club to land him a top striker that can support the likes of Bukayo Saka.

The report further claims that Arsenal has identified Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva and Celtic’s Odssone Edouard as strikers who can deliver the goals at the Emirates.

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  1. More pressing need is a CM to pair with Partey, obvious to any Arsenal fan. Elneny isn’t the caliber we need, Willock too raw as well as Azeez, and AMN still unable to get into our midfield before his loan.

    Xhaka, oh dear. He’s been here long enough, on his 3rd manager, and he simply can’t do the job required. He isn’t an attacking midfielder, lacks pace, technique, and the agile mind needed.

    IMHO he needs to be moved on ASAP and is an albatross for the club. His mistakes continue to cost us, and I don’t think we’ll progress as long as he plays in our midfield.

  2. No doubt Durand, we clearly need to ship out the Swiss Miss and replace him with someone who can properly addresses our deficiencies in the middle of the park…I’m still not convinced that Arteta should be the one making this decision because if he’s planning to play this defensively-minded 4-2-3-1 moving forward he might just pursue a more youthful, cheaper, like-minded Xhaka 2.0

    1. Perhaps if there was a style Arteta employed in the first place, then the club could find a player to fit into the system. Unfortunately, he appears set on the same “Chameleon” type setup for matches rather than playing to the strength of our players.

      Is Edu just a facilitator at the club, is he able to override transfer decisions?

      I’m honestly asking because I don’t know, both lack real experience, and it seems a case of the blind leading the blind either way.

      Thought Sven had a much better track recording of finding diamonds; and an individual our club could use for the rebuild.

      1. sad to think that the powers that be clearly sided with the scoundrel Raul over the vaunted track record of one Diamond Eye…there’s never been a better candidate to adopt a more Dortmund/Ajax-like business model, especially considering our obvious financial constraints, than our club…the fact that we chased him out the door just in time for Raul to manufacture one of the most farcical transfers in footballing history, with the signing of Pepe, speaks to the seemingly incessant levels of incompetence that have permeated this club for far too long…the whole thing reminds me of an old school SNL sketch called “Lowered Expectations”

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