Report – Arsenal could land their La Liga target for free

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to land Samuel Umtiti this summer as Barcelona is considering allowing him to leave for free.

This is according to Mundo Deportivo who claims that the defender has been placed on the transfer market by the Catalans, yet they haven’t had any offer for his services yet.

The Frenchman has been an Arsenal target for a very long time now.

The Gunners have been strengthening their team in this transfer window.

They will start the coming season with two new defenders as William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes joins them for the coming campaign.

They will also get rid of some of their current defensive options before the transfer window closes.

Umtiti hasn’t been their target for some time, but landing a defender of his quality for free might be too tempting not to accept.

He has been struggling with injuries for some time now and has barely played a large number of games over the past seasons.

However, he remains a top defender and Mikel Arteta might be able to better manage his workload to help him avoid having too many injuries.

Arsenal will want to keep winning trophies in the coming campaign and adding a winner like Umtiti will help.

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8 Comments

  1. Isaac Chukwu says:

    I dont like this umtiti of a guy,very slow and I don’t think we need him either,get us partey and do some clearouts.

  2. Gabriel says:

    He has been struggling with injuries for some time now and has barely played a large number of games over the past seasons….. And you want Arsenal to go for him. Is he playing midfield? If not forget it.

  3. 12db says:

    Considering Arsenal are actively seeking to sell players, the chances of an injury prone Umtiti coming are practically zero.
    Add to that the recent acquisitions of Gabriel & Saliba…..which pours more cold water on the idea.
    He would only be considered if the current requirements re. Midfield & Forwards are met……and even then he would be a luxury signing with hope that he recovers from treatments by the board & Arteta…being fully understood.

  4. Tumisi Paul Matshaba says:

    We don’t need another defender, please let us get a creative midfielder and a striker from Celtics.

  5. Kay says:

    The comments to this article are just appropriate.
    We currently have eight centre backs and we are looking at moving some of them out of the club and not acquiring new centre backs.
    Any rumour on centre back is now assumed to be dead on arrival.

  6. Top Gunner says:

    Umtiti is a poor defender. He was so lucky to play for Barcelona

  7. Reggie says:

    Not a Scooby!

    1. Atid says:

      Currently we only have 2 centre backs that are match fit. Holding and Luiz. Gabriel and Saliba will need to adjust, Sokratis was not even in training whilst chambers Mari and Mustafa are all Injured.

      I think we have to start the season with Holding and Luiz, i would give Saliba a run out tomorrow against Ipswich in the EFL trophy

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