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Arteta holds talks with £23m star as Arsenal eye audacious swoop for world class ace

By on August 25, 2020

According to reports in France via talkSPORT, Mikel Arteta has held talks with Thiago Alcantara amid speculation Arsenal are trying to sign the £23m-rated Bayern Munich star this summer.

Thiago has been one of the best midfield playmakers on the planet in recent years and proved it once again with a virtuoso performance during Bayern’s 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final on Sunday.

However, the 29-year-old is set for a move this summer as he has just one year left on his contract and has informed the Bundesliga giants that he won’t sign an extension as he wants a new challenge abroad.

The situation has led to Liverpool being strongly linked but it appears Arsenal are also eyeing a move for Thiago as talkSPORT are citing French journalist Patrick Moreau as claiming that Arteta has held talks with the midfielder on the phone.

The news comes after the Daily Mail claimed over the weekend that Arsenal had lodged an enquiry about signing Thiago but were struggling to meet Bayern Munich’s £23m asking price.

As per the newspaper report, Arsenal would also need to offload some players in order to make room for Thiago with the club trying to find buyers for the likes of Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny.

Obviously if we could sell those three and bring in Thiago it would be sensational business by Arsenal as the Spanish international is a world class player who would hugely enhance Arteta’s starting eleven.

However, I don’t for one minute believe we’ll win the race for his signature. Practically every club in the world would love to sign Thiago and I just don’t see Arsenal competing for him without Champions League football.

Liverpool appear to be the front runners and I’d be surprised if he doesn’t join Jurgen Klopp’s side but if he doesn’t end up at Anfield then I fully expect Thiago to join a Champions League club and a team competing for titles.

Arsenal are a work in progress and it would be a big risk for him to play out the best years of his career at a club that finished eighth in the Premier League last season.

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12 Comments

  1. Kyomukama Donatus

    August 25, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    All the best of luck for my team Arsenal

    • Kyomukama Donatus

      August 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Has Arsenal finished signing Gabriel

      • Timotheux

        August 25, 2020 at 4:58 pm

        No, he is still on the medical table, hope he is fine though.

        • Siiye

          August 25, 2020 at 9:49 pm

          Good news for arsenal fans

  2. S Sahni

    August 25, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Hope 80% of Arsenal Defense is changed which Needed to be changed during Wenger’s Time And Arsenal has suffered greatly Best of Luck and success Mr Arteta

    • Shehu Abubakar

      August 25, 2020 at 11:19 pm

      I very much hope that our great manager succeed on our new mission.

  3. Jorghor

    August 25, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Would be best if you have authentic news about the signing.

    Would not be ideal if you send out a “report” and then analyse it .. but then say you don’t believe we will sign cause every top club will sign him.

    • Richmond

      August 26, 2020 at 12:34 am

      I strongly agree with you bruv!!!

  4. Alex

    August 26, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Yeah it’s true. I’m fed up of reading about arsenal signings now because everything just sounds doughtful, we either gonna make these signings to fix our team improve or not. Stop being so cheap off load and spend some money so our fans could be at peace again.. Arsenals team in the recent season has made me start to lose interest in football. Come on I wanna live again AFC 🙏. Can’t keep depending on aubamayang to save us, he deserves rewards now come on. We need to re-evaluate set up shop and go for it. Time is now.

  5. Mohamed Oti Dumbuya

    August 26, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I will very much glad if our manager sign Gabriel

  6. Peyton Frederique

    August 27, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Arsenal always talk about new signings but they never complete them. We are now tired of hearing this. Act if you wanna win not talk talk only. We need to hear complete new signing not stories.

  7. Sirbiggy

    August 27, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Gallant man 🌹

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