Arsenal are planning to add more squads next year. The Gunners invested a fortune in the transfer market this summer. But they may need more signatures to enter the top four of the Premier League.
Arsenal are interested in an English midfielder who plays for Premier League side Norwich City. The Gunners are watching a Senegalese defender play for Olympiacos.
On that note, let’s look at the news of the major Arsenal transfer from 10 October 2021.
Arsenal are interested in the Premier League midfielder
According to The Hard Tackle via Fichages, Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Todd Cantwell. The Norwich City midfielder is in the final year of his current contract and has not yet agreed to an extension. Cantwell wants to leave Caro Road at the end of his contract and the Gunners are ready to welcome him to the Emirates.
Arsenal have brought in Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid this summer to add more creativity to their roster. Emil Smith Roy was expected to share play-making responsibilities with the Norwegians. But Mikel Arteta prefers to use the English in a left-handed attacking position. This leaves Odegard as the only and out of the team at No. 10.
Arsenal are hoping to bring in Cantwell and solve the problem. The Englishman is proficient in the role, while he can cover the left side as well as the central midfield. His versatility has made Cantwell like Arteta and the fact that he can join for free makes the deal even sweeter. The 23-year-old fits in with a late-age age profile from London.
The gunmen are keeping an eye on Paap Abu Sis
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in Pepe Abu Sis. The Senegalese defender has garnered admirable reviews for Olympiacos with his recent performances and has been on the radar of the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta invested heavily in Ben White this summer. The Englishman has adapted well to living in the Emirates to build a strong partnership with Gabriel.
However, the center-back position in the Arsenal squad lacks adequate backup and the club hopes this will be resolved next year. Gunmen have identified Sis as an alternative, but the Senegalese have also wanted Everton and Liverpool. Interestingly, the Reds are leading the race for his signature.
Arsenal legend Gunners advised the star to transfer
Ian Wright believes that Rahim Sterling needs to fix his future as soon as possible. Etihad has recently dropped the English packing order. Arsenal are interested in Sterling and want to bring him to the UAE.
Speaking on ITV’s coverage of England’s 5-0 defeat to Andorra, Gunners advised legendary Sterling to leave Manchester City to play regular football.
“You’re looking at a player who is easily one of our strongest players who isn’t playing at his club, at some point he has to solve it,” Wright said.
“At some stage something has to happen where he plays regularly,” Wright said.