Ornstein confirms Arsenal “are still active in the market”

There is no doubt that Arsenal have made very many astute buys in the current transfer window, but the consensus amongst fans is that we are still in need of an added midfielder and of course our much-vaunted ‘mystery winger’, which is even more imperative now that it has been confirmed that Nicolas Pepe has gone on loan to Nice.

But do not despair yet, as the Arsenal oracle David Ornstein has confirmed that the Gunners are still intending more signings before the transfer window shuts in a few days time.

Ornstein told the Handbrake Off Podcast: “They are still active in the market – that’s in terms of a potential incoming and outgoings too. Incoming – we know Arsenal would like to bring in a wide player. Ideally, that player would be Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“He is now the recruitment priority for Arsenal. He’s a player that they’ve liked for a long time. Now is the time Mikel Arteta would like to move for him.

“There has been dialogue for more than a month between Arsenal and Jorge Mendes, his representative, who also plays a key part in operations at Wolves. Mendes has also been discussing it independently with Wolves.

“Wolves are insistent that they don’t expect him to leave before the deadline. If they are to sell, you suspect the price will be very high. But Arsenal are exploring this, however unlikely this may be.”

And even if the Neto signing is “unlikely”, I am sure that Arteta and Edu would have a backup plan in case it falls through, as the need is still there for extra cover, and preferably a winger that can score goals as well….


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  1. The signing is rather taking too long, other transfers never took so long, well, let’s see how it goes.

  2. Youri Tielemans is IMO a high quality midfielder. He can fight, find the deep pass and he can score goals. The reason why we haven’t sign him may be the unrealistic high price tag so late in this transfer window. But I rate him highly and hope we can get this over the line. But I also do hope we can get a winger, Mudryk, Zaha or Diaby. This season will be demanding with EPL, 2 Cups, and PL with a very tight fixture schedule because of World Cup. So its really important that Arsenal can rotate the players, which demands high quality players in every position.

  3. So Arsenal needs to use up the loan option as well, whatever it takes to bring in a few more players before the window slam shut.

    Go back to City if needs be they may well have a player or two not happy with game time. This is a world cup year a couple of nervous players sitting on benches getting a little rusty will jump at a chance to showcase their talents.

    We needs to make a bold attempt to sign atleast three more players ,
    1) Striker
    2)Right Winger
    3) Ball carrying midfielder

    1. and that player who is obviously highly talented and world class that’s currently disgruntled and warming up the seats at man city is of course Riyad mahrez, over to you MA once more, reoil your contact at City again

  4. I have given my two cents worth so many times on our need to bring in a DM in this window, that I can no longer afford to pay my Electric Bill.

    Arteta, for the teams sake, get that DM, so we have proper backup should anything happen to Partey!!!

  5. Ornstein is about the ONLY journo whose thoughts carry weight , at least with me.

    So, though I much doubt Neto will come ,based entirely on his too high price and I am convinced we are not seriously interested inTeilemans at all, I DO expect ONE serious signing to come this coming week.

  6. Gunners will definitely find the rhythm this season, let’s wait and see. Three more meaningful signings will put the final nail on the coffin and Emirates will be a scary for the opponents.

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