Report claims that Arsenal is set to miss out on big target

A Report on Eurosport about the future of Dominik Szoboszlai isn’t one that Arsenal fans will want to hear.

The Hungarian has emerged as a target for the Gunners in recent weeks after the London side identified a creative midfielder as one role that they would like to strengthen.

With Mesut Ozil now sidelined, Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos have been the two players that the Gunners have had to rely on for creativity.

Ceballos hasn’t been as good as he was in his first spell and the lack of a creative presence in their midfield is costing Arsenal.

The club is now looking to address it, and after missing out on Houssem Aouar, Szoboszlai has emerged as a target for them.

However, their pursuit is set to end in disappointment because the report claims that the midfielder is now set to join RB Salzburg’s sister club, RB Leipzig.

With a release clause of around £22.5million, he would have been a cheaper alternative to Aouar.

Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have also been linked with a move for him, but it is now likely that he will be playing his club football in the Bundesliga next year.

Until the transfer has been announced as done, Arsenal might still try to steal him from the Germans if he would be willing to move to London instead. 

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13 Comments

  1. Joe. S says:

    Shock and horror! Arsenal set to miss out on another big name target.

    1. jon fox says:

      With great respect Joe, a report on Eurosport that he is a target does not make this a fact.

      Having a naturally questioning mind, I tend not to implicitly believe everything I read, esp when it is merely a second hand report of what someone else or some site has claimed to have read. That, however, does not mean it is not true , merely that it is not certain. There are shades of grey in words and the trick is to read them ACCURATELY. Some reports , many I would suggest, have a certain agenda when reporting what they claim to be “news”!

  2. Wenger91 says:

    I will doubt it if he is really thinking about joining us right now while his team is done better than arsenal. Anyway, I’m not expecting big names or one player to change the whole appearance of the team in the moment.

    Let’s hope that we can get someone or give Ozil a second chance as we are paying a lot for doing nothing!

  3. John Ibrahim says:

    there are heaps of talent out there…some are unknown

    we cant sign everyone

  4. Val says:

    no surprise there, we’re penny pinching again

  5. patH says:

    We are at the start of the usual transfer merry-go-round. This player and that player Arsenal are “In for” .90% are pure journalist rubbish. 9% are players we can not afford. The remaining 1% are players we do not need. Another thing occurs to me is that in our present poor position in European Competitions and the future looking uncertain why would any class player want to come to us. Of course it could be for the wages we can not afford

  6. Grandad says:

    Almost two years ago I brought Szoboszlai to the notice of regulars on this site and urged our Club to recruit him asap.Since then we have wasted funds on the signing on fees and salaries of two aging ex Chelsea players who are clearly well past their sell by date.As a Club we should be concentrating on bringing in talented young players rather than looking for short term fixes which very rarely work.If only we had a hands on Owner who had a real understanding of the game,perhaps a change of strategy would be introduced as far as recruitment is concerned as this is an area where we have been incompetent for some time under the stewardship of Kroenke .

    1. patH says:

      Grandad With the recent complete overhaul of the management I think its fair to say that Kroenke realised that things were bad. The appointment of Edu and other in house changes should rectify some of the recruitment problems. However, what will not change, is the clubs financial ethos of being self sustaining. So if we don’t generate cash we can’t spend and this is the fundamental problem. I do not think we will buy any more aging players or big price “stars” in the future. If I am wrong remind me.

      1. jon fox says:

        pat H, but the facts show that we have bought ageing players since Edu came.

        I HOPE WHAT YOU SAY PROVES TO BE TRUE BUT THERE IS EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY THROUGH WHAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED RECENTLY, POST EMERY TOO.

        1. patH says:

          Jon, Edu joined AFC in July 2019 but was not responsible for transfers as Raul Sanllehi was still in charge until August 20. You are right however in that EDU and Arteta were responsible for the signing of Willian. I don’t have great expectations or much faith in EDU as I think he has only limited experience in the South American market and none at all in Europe. Still all can learn from their mistakes .Just hope it does not come at a great cost.

    2. Gworm says:

      I’d rather have him than Ceballos, but I watched some of his last two CL games and he isn’t the saviour we’re looking for. We have other talent already at the club. Play them instead.

  7. Grandad says:

    I’m all for that Gworm and I hope Arteta is of the same mind after all the youngsters simply could not be worse than a batch of our experienced players who continually let us down.

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