Arsenal Linked With Unlikely Double Newcastle United Raid

By on April 5, 2024

Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle

With Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta making five changes to his starting line up for Wednesday evening’s Premier League clash with Luton Town at the Emirates Stadium, we took a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory on the night to put ourselves temporarily back into top spot with a single points advantage.

Whilst it is now all eyes to Thursday’s evening clash between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield to see what happens there, Arsenal fans can relax for a while and turn their attentions back to the upcoming summer transfer window as our gaffer will be wanting to strengthen the squad further again, and there is again further rumour mill speculation linking us with a potential raid on Newcastle United and the possibility of that happening will feature highly in FC Arsenal Predictions.

With it being heavily speculated that Newcastle will definitely need to sell a player or two during the off season to ensure that they comply with the Profit and Sustainability Regulations, the two main rumours doing the rounds will be concerning for the Geordies as clubs are reportedly sniffing around both Bruno Guimaraes and Aleksandar Isak.

26 year old, 20 capped Brazilian international, Guimaraes only made the switch to Newcastle from Lyon back in the summer of 2022 with the deal reportedly being worth £40 million, and although he did pen a five year contract, Arsenal are being namechecked as having a strong interest in him, along with the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

It is further speculated that he has a firm release fee of £100 million in his contract, and it is not the first time that Arteta has been linked with having an interest in him. With it also being claimed that we will be on the hunt for a striker over the summer, that means we are very naturally linked with 24 year old, 44 capped Swedish international Isak.

He also made the move to St James Park in the summer of 2022, with the club reportedly paying Real Sociedad around the £63 million mark, and he is also contracted up to them until the summer of 2028.

For this rumour, we are apparently joined by north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in having an interest in him. But from our point of view, as Newcastle would definitely want to make a profit on him, it is unlikely that we would actually realistically chase both here, simply based on the outlay.

Fans will be naturally split when it comes to who they think should be the priority if we do have an interest in both, as a good argument could be made for either – not least their existing performance levels in the Premier League, and the fact that they would both be a good long term investment for the club given their ages.

However, there are likely to be far more cost effective options available to us, as given the current fervour surrounding Newcastle’s true Financial Fair Play, if any moves are made, they will undoubtedly do their level best to get a bidding war going, and given our expenditure last summer, that would certainly not be in our own best interests as given the improvements we have shown in more recent seasons, we too would be wise to keep one eye on the numbers.