Time to close down Arsenal’s interest in Bundesliga target for one big reason

Arsenal is set to miss out on the signing of Dayot Upamecano because of their expected small summer transfer budget.

The defender has been a long-term target for the Gunners, and they even failed in a bid to land him last summer (The Sun).

They have remained interested in his signature ahead of the summer transfer window, but it seems that they will be priced out of a move for him, according to a new report.

The Times is claiming that Arsenal will not be able to land the defender because of their limited transfer budget this summer. It claims that the Gunners will focus on other transfer targets that they can sign instead of the defender who is valued at around €50m.

Mikel Arteta has made Arsenal a better team defensively since he became the club’s manager, however, the Spaniard knows that he will have to replace some of his defenders with top quality ones.

He has given a new deal to Pablo Mari and he will be welcoming Wiliam Saliba back next season.

Hopefully, he will be able to offload any defender that he thinks has become surplus to requirements so that he can land better ones.

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9 Comments

  1. Tim says:

    Another article that states that we don’t have money to spend, can someone please tell me how much we have as this is the same as last year when everyone stated the same that Arsenal only had £35 million, and yet we bought over £100 million of players.
    I do believe that there will be a limited amount but we need to sell players that aren’t going to play so this can be used to buy for the rebuilding project

  2. Adajim says:

    What’s with Mavro? I learnt he is having a good time in Germany, if so, bring him back and play him too

    1. Thomo says:

      I hear mavrapanos has played well,we signed saliba and mari so I didn’t think we would go for upamecano as well we already have many centre backs

  3. Shortboygooner says:

    Dayot is still most definitely needed. I don’t trust Luiz, mustafi and sokratis. Luiz and sokratis are definitely past their prime. Luiz and mustafi are both mistake prone. Get rid of mustafi and sokratis to pay for dayot. That would leave us with dayot, saliba, holding, chambers, luiz and mavropanos next season. 6CBs is perfect as chambers is a bit of a utility player and I feel mavro possibly still needs another loan season

    1. Tim says:

      I think you forgot Mari in the CB role?

  4. Malaysian gunner says:

    Once upon a time Arsenalm could compete for top talent. Not anymore.
    Its due to the owner.
    He bought Arsenal for under $1billion.
    I believe Arsenal is a premium brand and worth slighly under $2billion.
    There are many guys who wont mind paying that amount and give funds to strengthen the team

  5. Robert Acedius says:

    Upamecano is overrated. Slow and clumsy. Axel Disasi is much better. Bigger, faster, stronger. A better tackler, a better passer, better in the air. And he looks like an athlete, Upa don’t. Plus he can be bought for a third of the money Upamecano cost.
    Axel Disasi would be a sensation at Ashburton. We need that powerhouse. Get him, senior Arteta!

    1. hapisol says:

      I agree with you, mate. Absolutely!

  6. Rhino says:

    If silent Stan has any ambition then he will take advantage of the COVID affected market, this window will go a long way to reveal his ambition. A 100 million investment now would be equivalent of 150 last year at least. Whilst it also seems that his net wealth has also increased he has to consider investing. The risk is that we get used to not attending matches and use that to force change

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