Premier League free agents that can do a job at Arsenal and here is why

The coronavirus pandemic could significantly affect the way teams sign players when the transfer window reopens.

Many have predicted that swap deals and free transfers will be given more priority and I think it is even truer for Arsenal.

The Gunners recorded losses in their last financially reported year and they have now asked their players to take pay cuts to save the club some money.

It would be understandable if the team doesn’t give Mikel Arteta lots of money to spend in the summer and the Spaniard might just find some good value in the Premier League free transfer market.

Here are some free agents I believe can do a job for Arsenal even though they haven’t really been linked with us that much, if at all:


The outgoing Chelsea attacker is one of the most decorated free agents that will be available this summer.

I know that he has already passed his best, but he can become an impact substitute at the Emirates just as he did so effectively at Barcelona.

Leighton Baines

Baines is leaving Everton and having played alongside Mikel Arteta at Goodison Park, his experience could be very important in helping Kieran Tierney become a top Premier League left-back.

He might not play much, but he looks like a better backup compared to Sead Kolasinac.

Nathaniel Clyne

This Liverpool defender has had some bad luck with injuries recently and the emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold is the reason why Liverpool is releasing him.

However, Arsenal needs a solid backup to Hector Bellerin and if we don’t keep hold of Cedric Soares, Clyne is a solid option.

Matty Longstaff

It’s unbelievable that Newcastle will allow Longstaff to leave for free despite his young age and fine performances for them this season.

He looks set to be an England international in the future and Arteta can help him develop into one of the best in the game.

Jan Vertonghen

Spurs look set to allow Vertonghen to leave for free and crossing to Arsenal might be a hard decision for the Belgian.

However, Sol Campbell and William Gallas have recently played for both North London sides and Vertonghen could do the same.

He was one of the best defenders in the Premier League and having him for two more seasons could be a good decision for Arsenal.

An article from Ime

Tags Free Transfers Jan Vertonghen Matty Longstaff Nathaniel Clyne Pedro


  1. Robert Acedius says:

    Pedro, Leighton Baines, Nathaniel Clyne, Matty Longstaff & Jan Vertonghen. Ha ha ha ha ha… This article can only have been written by a fan of Rotten Ham Hot Spurs. Unbelievable. Such a bunch of misfits! Why not add a new goal keeper? Why Leno, when we can get Loris Karius? Why not Phil Jones and Eric Bailly? Why not Ben Davies? Fred? Jesse Lingard? Why not Dele Alli? You really got a drastic sense of humor, man.

    1. Admin Martin says:

      Try contributing without the lame attempt at humour, you are not very good at it.

      1. Robert Acedius says:

        I like your sense of humor, you don’t like my. That’s life. And I don’t think it’s a matter of spelling.

        1. Admin Martin says:

          There you go Robert, much better and humorous as well. especially about my humour, which even I admit is bland.

  2. Robert Acedius says:

    Hey, it’s a Friday evening in the year of the Plague. Non of us know if we live this year out. It’s quite scary. I didn’t mean to offend you, but I think the guys you suggested are members of a relegation squad. And if you think Asn’l belong in the Championship allongside Millwall, Reading and Hull City I can understand you. If not, if you say you’re a diehard gooner – I don’t understand you at all.

    1. Admin Martin says:

      I never wrote the article Robert, It was written by Ime as it states at the bottom and I can assure you he is a diehard Gooner. You did not offend me at all but I will always defend the writers, my friend, they work hard to contribute and do not deserve to have their loyalty to the club questioned. I personally would have taken just one of those players listed for the record, I do not always agree with all the writer’s comments, in fact, behind the scenes we do have some very strong disagreements. But as I say and everyone on here knows this, I will always defend the writers on this site.

  3. Sue says:

    Longstaff is the only one I’d be interested in..

    1. Admin Martin says:


    2. Goona says:

      Sue,very naughty.i see what you did there😉

      1. Sue says:

        I only have eyes for one 😂

  4. Robert Acedius says:

    But if you go public, in this case write an article, you must be ready for the risk that some stupid b*stard is laughing at you. It’s a part of the game. I’m glad, though, that there’s no hard feelings here. The only thing that’s worrying me is the name of the player you agreed with the writer about… Please, don’t tell me! I wish you a good night – and a pleasant weekend.

    1. Admin Martin says:

      No hard feelings at all Robert, have a good evening.

  5. Glorious says:

    There should be no discussion on the above names, because they are championship level.

    1. Admin Martin says:

      I think that is unfair on Matty Longstaff, already got three goals from nine Newcastle United appearances this season, none of our midfielders can match that. He is far from the finished product but I feel his potential is huge.

  6. Phenom says:

    have heard Torreira wants out and Arsenal are ready to cash in on him. If they allow him to leave and keep Xhaka, I will stop supporting Arsenal.

  7. John Ibrahim says:

    baines 34yo and a bench warmer vetogen is 32yo

    fans will riot if we sign any ageing players

  8. Goonster says:

    If we ever sign any of them I will throw my own personal tantrum.
    Have we become this of a joke club where we don’t have no ambition and all we ever think of is patchwork for now?
    Lets get this and that average or finished player and hope he can do a job.

  9. Grandad says:

    The five players listed are no longer good enough for Arsenal. The practice of Arsenal becoming a dumping ground for players who are past their best must cease if we are become a top team again.

    1. towny254 says:

      Grandad, they would only be bench warmers and we will be giving them money for it NO Thanks

  10. Loose Cannon says:

    We have to ask ourselves the question, is Kolasinac better than Baines ? For me , it is a big no. Is Jan better than Socrates, Mustafi and Luis? Yes, better than all three combined. Age is a number, if they are fit and can play for 90 minutes, why not consider? Can Ozil play for 90 minutes? Longstaff is much better than our combined midfield, so why not discuss? And with no big names, how come Sheff, Leicester and Wolves are above us?And Wolves in the EL and we are out? One of our reasons for our quick downfall is we as fans are too arrogant to admit that other teams have better players and we blindly support some over caressed useless players. Seville players gave Emery three EL successes, what did we do? Bottled it, and our star player had no strength to run to the sideline. These 5 are not so bad as what we have on board, ours are far worse. No doubt a club like Arsenal should be fighting for the best players, but sadly all these 5 mentioned are far superior to what we have at the moment. Each one may have his / her own opinion, but we are out of the EL, out of the League Cup and 9th in the EPL. Facts do not lie.

  11. Grandad says:

    Loose Cannon,Socratis, Mustafi, Luis and Kolasinac are not of the standard required and that is why we are virtually a mid table side.With the exception of Longstaff who is in my opinion is promising, the other four are on the slide and no use to a Club with aspirations to win trophies.

    1. Robert Acedius says:

      If only Mustafi left for Italy – and Xhaka went to Germany, so much would feel better. Those two guys have done Asn’l more harm than any opponent player ever could.

  12. Mogunna says:

    We are what? Team picking free non wanted players by small clubs too?

    We have many players as them, no need more but do as these teams; get rid of ours.

  13. towny254 says:

    I agree get rid of the deadwood who knows you might get a few bob for them

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