Arsenal will look to use the summer to revitalize their squad after a disappointing end to the season. The Gunners narrowly missed out on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League the following season as their bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur finished ahead of them in fourth place.
Meanwhile, the north London side are preparing a £25m bid for a Leicester City midfielder. Elsewhere, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has revealed his plans for William Saliba.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the top Arsenal transfer stories as of May 25, 2022:
Arsenal prepare £25m bid for Youri Tielemans
According to The Hard Tackle via The Telegraph, Arsenal are preparing a £25million offer for Youri Tielemans.
The Belgium midfielder will enter the final year of his contract at Leicester City this summer. Tielemans wants to leave ahead of the new season and the Gunners are preparing to pick him up.
Arteta wants a new midfielder this summer and has identified the Belgian as his preferred target. The north Londoners are ready to pay £25m for the 25-year-old. However, the Foxes want £30m to part ways with Tielemans.
With Newcastle United also interested in his services, the Gunners could return with an improved offer if the Foxes reject their initial proposal.
Mikel Arteta reveals William Saliba’s plans
Mikel Arteta wants William Saliba at the Emirates next season. The French defender enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Marseille in the recently concluded 2021-22 season.
Recently Arteta hinted that Saliba could be in contention for a first-team spot next season. He said:
“Saliba has to come back. He has the experience to be competitive with us. We sent him to Marseille because of his development. William, as you know, wanted to be a regular, now we want him back to Arsenal.”
“If he had stayed with us this year, playing one game a week, with White & Gabriel, he wouldn’t have had half the playing time he had with Marseille. He wasn’t with us because he wouldn’t have had.” the playing time to gain experience. That’s it, nothing else.”
Kevin Campbell disagrees with Gabriel Agbonlahor over Champions League claims
Former Gunners forward Kevin Campbell believes his former team could be in the hunt for a top four spot next season. Gabriel Agbonlahor recently claimed that the Gunners would do without Champions League football for the next five to six years.
Speaking to Football Insider, however, Campbell said the Gunners will be there in fourth place if they recruit well.
“It’s difficult every season. People can say whatever they want. Whether Arsenal finish in the top four or not, Spurs, Man United, Newcastle and Leicester City would compete. There will be many teams fighting for those spots. No one takes fourth place for granted.”
“The two teams that you can rely on are Man City and Liverpool. The rest will go head-to-head. Nobody can tell me that Spurs are guaranteed to be in the top four next season just because they (Antonio) Conte have. You will be like everyone else in the fight.” “
“If you stop, you go down in the Premier League. Arsenal just need to recruit well and keep going. The hope is that the youngsters will be more consistent next season too. That would give Arsenal a good chance. It’s very good now small margins.”
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