Arsenal in the hunt for proven Premier League star perfect for Arteta-ball

Arsenal linked with summer transfer interest in Nathan Ake.

Arsenal could reportedly pursue the transfer of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake in a bid to strengthen at the back this summer.

It seems the Gunners have a long list of targets for next season, with manager Mikel Arteta perhaps understandably keen to undergo something of a major overhaul at the Emirates Stadium.

Among his long list of targets is impressive Bournemouth star Ake, according to the Daily Mail, with the Dutchman seen as ideal for Arteta’s preferred style of play.

The former Chelsea man is a strong defensive player but also comfortable playing out from the back – something increasingly used by the top teams and something Arteta will have played a key part in working on during his time on Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Manchester City.

It would be good to see that at Arsenal, with the likes of David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos not really looking up to the job at the moment.


  1. What’s Arteta-ball? Is it different to Guardiola-ball or Klopp-ball etc?
    Or are you just talking a load of balls with your would-be cute sayings?

  2. Yes Arsenal would only buy if Bournemouth are relegated but even then 4m would be all we’d offer and only if we sell Mustafi for at least 27m. Until we offload the expensive dead wood it’s freebies cheapies and loanies . I just hope we don’t ignore our own English talent.

    1. He is big, tall and strong Grandad. Please explain your puzzling comment further. I do not know if he is good enough but he IS a proper physical presence. I rarely take issue with YOU but I do on this one.

      1. He’s 5 ft 11…. not that tall for a CB… even Mustafi is taller!

        If Villa are relegated, I’d rather go for Mings.

  3. Ok you don’t believe me, google it!
    Anyone can see while watching Bournemouth play, that he isn’t that big for a CB!! Mings would tower over him!!

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