Why Arsenal could miss out on Onana, the perfect Xhaka replacement

By on February 14, 2024


Voetbalkrant just revealed some interesting news about Arsenal’s potential move for Everton’s Amadou Onana. The Belgian news outlet echoed a report by Sport that mentioned Arsenal have enquired about the Belgian.

In that report, Sport claims that the Gunners were informed they could sign the 22-year-old if they paid around £51 million. So, I’m sure you’re curious about the latest news (from the Voetbalkrant) regarding Arsenal’s pursuit of Onana.

But before we dive into that, let’s address the question: Why do Arsenal really need another top midfielder like Onana? So, it looks like there might be some big changes happening in Arsenal’s midfield this summer.

There has been some discussion regarding Thomas Partey’s potential departure (as the Mirror revealed) and Mohammed Elneny’s deal expiring. Gooners are also keen to know whether Jorginho will sign a new deal or not, which could potentially lead to his departure. It’s not really clear if all three will leave, but if any of them do, the club will have to find replacements.

Besides these anticipated exits, there’s been some talk about Arsenal needing another top star to complete their dream midfield. It appears that Arsenal would benefit from adding a talented midfielder to finally fill Granit Xhaka’s void. This new midfielder will be joining Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard in a dream midfield trio.

Onana’s move to Arsenal, the latest:

It seems that Arsenal have been keeping an eye on Onana for a while, according to Voetbalkrant. However, they insist that the Gunners have a set price that they cannot exceed for any deal. The Gunners have made it clear they won’t pay more than £43 million for the Everton star.

With the Toffees reportedly demanding £51m, will Arsenal really risk missing out on signing the 6ft 4in powerhouse over an £8m difference in valuations?

Competition is expected to be fierce for Onana this summer with several other top clubs reportedly keen, so Everton are unlikely to lower their asking price.

Therefore, Arsenal are probably going to have to be more flexible with the price they are prepared to pay, otherwise they’ll have to look elsewhere in their search for a new midfielder this summer.

One Comment

  1. George Ukazu

    February 14, 2024 at 7:56 pm

    I have begin to understand that clubs are just waiting to see who Arsenal will go for before going there to hike the price and many of them have not learnt there lessons and my question is is like Chelsea are not involved in ffp I know they have spent more than Arsenal or is Arsenal a hunting club?

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