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Arsenal maintain talks to signal a “future legend” of the PL

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The season might have simply ended, however there will not be any time to relaxation because the summer time switch window is mere days away from formally opening, and like each different membership within the Premier League, Arsenal are set for a busy few months.

The Gunners had an excellent window final yr, bringing within the likes of David Raya, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz, even when the latter took a while to win over followers and pundits alike.

Nonetheless, whereas these exterior the membership weren’t essentially satisfied by the German, Mikel Arteta was, and primarily based on latest experiences, the Spaniard may very well be set to tug an analogous trick this summer time and herald a participant who has terrorised his aspect previously.

Arsenal switch information

In keeping with latest experiences, by way of TEAMtalk, Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford has been in ‘talks’ with Arteta over a possible transfer to North London this summer time.

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Followers have been vaguely conscious of the Gunners’ curiosity within the England worldwide over the past few months, however the revelation that talks have been held between the Premier League runners-up and the participant is a major improvement.

Furthermore, the report’s declare that there’s curiosity within the transfer from ‘each side’ means that this seismic transfer actually may occur.

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Nonetheless, with 4 years remaining on his £300k-per-week contract, it will not be low-cost, with journalist Dean Jone suggesting it may value as much as £80m on the Ranks FC Ultras podcast.

Whereas the cash concerned is one thing Edu Gaspar and Co must consider, the possibility to signal a participant who solely a season in the past regarded like the most effective in Europe does not come round fairly often, and signing Havertz from a rival has labored out effectively for the North Londoners.

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Arsenal may repeat their Havertz trick

Now, there might be a portion of Arsenal supporters on the market who would not need their membership to go wherever close to Rashford following his fairly underwhelming season – to place it diplomatically – with United this yr, by which he scored eight objectives and offered 5 assists.

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Nonetheless, they solely have to look again to final summer time, when they spent £65m on Havertz, who had a grand whole of 9 objectives and one help to his identify in 47 video games for Chelsea the season prior.

Flashforward a yr, and the German worldwide has racked up a extremely spectacular first-season haul of 14 objectives and 7 assists in 51 video games for the Gunners.

Havertz Arsenal report

Positions

Midfield

Centre-Ahead

Appearances

32

18

Targets

6

8

Assists

0

7

Objective Involvements per Match

0.18

0.83

All Stats by way of Transfermarkt

Moreover, within the 18 video games he is began as a striker, he is scored eight objectives and offered seven assists.

So, if Arteta was in a position to fully remodel the fortunes of a former rival’s participant, why could not he do the identical once more?

It was solely a yr in the past that the “unstoppable” Manchester-born dynamo, as described by Erik ten Hag, scored 30 objectives and offered ten assists in 56 video games for the Crimson Devils.

Furthermore, Arsenal followers are already totally conscious of simply how good the 5 foot 11 machine might be, as in his 16 Premier League video games in opposition to the North Londoners, he scored six objectives and offered 4 assists.

It will undoubtedly be an costly deal to finish and one that may certainly carry with it loads of media consideration and scrutiny, however with Arteta’s observe report of reviving gamers, why would not he need to signal somebody expertise scout Jacek Kulig, as soon as dubbed a “future legend”?

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