This week could be the turning point in Arsenal’s fight to be the next EPL title winner

As we recently noted, Arsenal have decided this time to do their business early, unlike in the past. This week could be memorable for Arsenal’s 2023–24 campaign.

By the close of this week, Arteta may have three new faces in his squad.

As I am writing this, Kai Havertz, as per reports, has completed the first part of his Arsenal medicals; in fact, as you are reading this, he may have already been announced as a Gunner after his £65 million swoop from Chelsea. There’s much the German brings to the Emirates; if we were to discuss that, we wouldn’t cover the other two deals Edu is keen to close this week.

Following Havertz, there are constant reports linking Jurrien Timber with an Arsenal swoop. There’s talk that Arsenal and Ajax are close to agreeing on a deal in the £40 million region that will see Timber become a Gunner this week. The 22-year-old only wants Arsenal and is keen to finalise the deal.

Other than the two, the Declan Rice saga will be over this week, and it is unlikely his transfer saga will continue until next week. The feeling is that Arsenal will present West Ham with a third bid for their midfield engine this week.

The Arsenal decision-makers must know what they should offer to close the Rice deal and beat Manchester City to Arteta’s top summer target. Once West Ham and Arsenal agree on Rice’s deal, I am sure in a few hours the Gunners will do what is necessary to make the 24-year-old their player.

This week will be special for Arsenal’s 2023–24 season. Believe that!

Daniel O

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  1. Haven’t really heard anything about a RW coming in as of yet, so we can actually rest Saka now and again.

    All other targets seem promising, but a little worried it’s all quiet on the winger front. Diaby has been mentioned, but that’s been the case for a few years now with him. Maybe he can be our new Draxler!

  2. NEWS JUST THIS MORNING that City has made frim bid of £90 mill for Rice. This opens a new chapter in the chase for Rice and is bad news for us.I
    I still expect Rice to come to us , as he HAS MADE IT CLEAR WE ARE HIS CHOICE . But some serious doubt must now be admitted, despite what I WRITE ABOVE.

    I say “doubt” which means merely “doubt” and NOT that we have lost him.

  3. The Citizens intentions are abundantly clear, it is to prod Arsenal in paying over the top for the established Englishman.

    The Citizens can easily blow us out of the water if choose to, but doing that for a player who may still insist he prefers another club would be truly embarrassing to a club just winning a triple title, that could question who’s the real McCoy in England.

    1. There going to be in conference soon when the corruption comes to lite Cheeto citizens as bad as chelscum

  4. Lavia is cheaper. Its a blessing in disguise i reckon. Reminiscent of the Mudryck debacle.

    1. I agree rice £60 million top’s anymore and you’re being ripped off please get a striker and savic and either onana or Lavia rice very overrated

  5. Rice’s performance against Fiorentina in Europa Conference League Final reminds me Xhaka’s before Arteta assigned him in left AM position. Nothing special, but he worked hard and would likely help his new team a lot in set-pieces

    Romano just said that West Ham rejected Man City’s £80m + £10m bid and Arsenal will make their third official proposal. It will be interesting to see which role Rice will play for his new club

    On the other hand, Havertz’s performance as a false-nine against England, Ukraine and Colombia showed that he could be our new front-line pivot, that has been missing since Van Persie and Giroud left. We won’t be able to sign Vlahovic or Osimhen, but hopefully Havertz can play like them

  6. I not that fussed about rice Lavia & onana both for same price and better and I think they are better suited so if Cheetos citizens want him they can but am sure they will be doomed when there corruption comes to light strip all titles and demotion to conference league

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