New bid rejected as Arsenal return for former target

Arsenal have tried to sign Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir in recent seasons, and have just their latest offer rejected.

The 27 year-old enjoyed a mixed season in La Liga, helping his side to finish sixth with five goals and six assists from his 33 outings, helping them to earn European football for the coming campaign.

His inconsistencies this term haven’t put the Gunners off however as they go in search of a new attacking midfielder to add to their ranks, with AS claiming that Real Betis have rejected our latest offer.

Betis sports director Antonio Cordón admits that every player has their price however, when discussing a potential exit for Nabil.

“In no club in the world there is a non-transferable player if succulent offers arrive.,” he said. “For us, it is a cornerstone to have him and keep him, if someone wants to come for him, they will have to pay a lot of money.”

Arsenal may well come back with an improved offer, with Martin Odegaard’s return from Real Madrid appearing unlikely at present, and with us already having missed out on Emi Buendia’s signature to Aston Villa.

Back in March 2020, the Express claimed that we had enquired about his signature, whilst adding that we had already turned down the opportunity to sign him after Liverpool controversially pulled out of a deal in the previous summer after completing a medical.

Do fans believe Fekir would be an ideal option? Clearly the club does having seemingly returned for his signature in a number of windows…


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  1. Lets hope Arsenal and Edu don’t F*** this one up. Fekir is a top player and would improve us considerably. He is at another level creatively. We used to have our hero Santi Cazorla and Fekir is at that level. He played 38 games for Betis last season so there are no injury issues. He is a top tier player and to genuinely improve he is the player we should be getting. Don’t screw it up Arteta!

    1. Liverpool rejected him 2 years ago because they found something related to his past injury during his medical

  2. @Sean, truly Nabil is a player that will improve our game in terms of chance creation in the final third & goals no doubt but are we really serious about getting him?

    I kinda have doubts we’re really pushing for this transfer…. Fingers crossed 🤞 though.

    1. I hope so, for 30mill he is on another level to Buendia, Neves etc. He is 27 and still has 4 top years left. Lets hope we actually get Fekir whi is a top player.

  3. I think Calhanoglu is our answer to creativity problems.

    – at his prime at 27 years of age
    – free agent, apparently asking around 90k a week
    – second highest chance creator last season in top 5 leagues
    – 5th highest in key passes

    Just me smart about offering him a contract. Not a 5 year contract worth of 200k a week. Maybe a 3 year contract, 90-100k a week with an option for further wage/year increase.

  4. I just hope we get these things right this summer. The avalanche of “links” and “contacts” and ” bids” and “offers” and “exits” attributed to Arsenal and hundreds of players have become so confusing you don’t know what to believe!

  5. Hope we get something done shortly. Perhaps signing him will help us pull others over the line as well.

  6. He could be got for as little as 25 million which IMO is an absolute steal but the worry is that injury history but as Sean above as stated he seems to have put that behind him going by his last 2 seasons .
    Maybe we should have pushed for him before he went to Betis seeing Klopp was hungry to sign him before it fell through .
    He is a class act but going by what sky have reported this is probably just another rumour to go with the countless ones we will see all summer .
    That aside I personally would love him in this side .

  7. They think they are smart penny pinching. Always having bids rejected. This was the same way they were playing smart until Raul played a smart one on them all. Penny wise pound foolish…

    1. That’s arsenal way my friend pinching too much and when they decide to pay they will pay rediculuos amount for a player not worth the amount

    2. Same thing I am saying we (Arsenal) don’t have European football next season but only playing with potential players let Edu and Arteta continue, see if we might get relegated

  8. I’ve been an arsenal supporter for fifty years. sadly we will never be a top four team again while the Kroneke’s own the club , fit custodians my arse , take the club forward , not a hope this will be just another season of false dawns , i’m praying i’m wrong but after the last few seasons i don’t think so

  9. this should have transpired years ago, as I always enjoyed the interplay between he and Laca while they were at Lyon…I rated him fractionally higher than Laca, at that time, and had hoped that we just might have secured both of their services, as we could have really used Fekir on the right side, at a time when Wenger was shoehorning Ozil and Ramsey out there…unfortunately he was plagued by injuries for a period of 2-3 years, which forced him to reinvent himself at some “lesser” clubs…how telling in that now that he’s recouped his name, we’re now one of those lesser lights that he likely would want to steer clear of if other more palatable options arose

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