Will Ivan Fresneda join Arsenal now or in the summer?

What a week it has been for Arsenal. First, they beat Spurs last Sunday, and then, when everything seemed to go wrong on the transfer front after losing out on Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer, they went on to sign Leandro Trossard.

Just as we were getting used to the Trossard signing, news broke that Arteta is closing in on another deal, this time for his defense. According to reports, Spezia defender Jakub Kiwior is set to join Arsenal as their second transfer this winter.

It would have been criminal for Arsenal not to sign a forward this winter, but many are still puzzled as to why Arteta has also prioritised strengthening his defence when it is arguably the club’s strongest position.

Notably, Jakub isn’t the only defender joining Arsenal this month; according to Eldesmarque, who follows up on all reports linking Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda, Arsenal is closing in on the Spanish right back. “Mikel Arteta has personally convinced Fresneda to change the José Zorrilla Stadium for the Emirates Stadium , and he will take a flight to London in the next few days. Everything is practically closed with the Gunners, and it only remains to be seen if he will join immediately or if they will bet on keeping him on loan in Spain until the end of the year so that he can continue accumulating experience,” writes Eldesmarque (translated).

Arsenal’s winter transfer window is shaping up, but the question is whether Arteta will round out his deals this winter with a midfielder swoop, or whether we will have to wait until the anticipated Declan Rice swoop in the summer.

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  1. We have enough defensive cover atm so it would be a good idea to send him back on loan to carry on getting experience.

  2. “many are still puzzled as to why Arteta has also prioritised strengthening his defence when it is arguably the club’s strongest position”

    Because you take good players or good prospects when you can get them, especially ones for the future.

    Some of them may never kick a ball in an Arsenal shirt, but developing the player to be worth more than you paid for them is always good business, especially if you can get someone else to do it for you. And you always have the option to bring them into the Arsenal side if they’re good enough.

    They also give you cover if needed and leverage in contract negotiations – agents will hold out for higher wages if they think they have you over a barrel.

      1. Sorry, this last post was a tag onto your post on another article about Juventus situation. Dont know how it got here.

  3. I understand MA thinking, every position needs a back up

    Zinchenko- Tieney/ Tomi
    Saliba/Ben white/holding
    Tomi/ Fresneda/ White if Soares exits
    Partey/ Mo/Kiwior
    Xhaka/ Sambi/Zinckenko
    Martinelli,/Trossard/ ESR

    No disrespect to Maquinos, the future is still bright lad. I assume Holding will find a club soon.

  4. More should come to simulate into our system before Champions League next year.
    I love what’s going on.
    This is how it should have been all these years.
    Wenger flipped everything.
    Thank you MA

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