After several years plagued by turbulence, Arsenal wants to return to prominence. And, for this, the board of the London club is making a considerable effort in the summer market.
Being June 26, Los Gunners They already have a total agreement for 4 footballers. There have already been presentations of several reinforcements and another is about to fall. In addition, according to the latest reports in England, they will seek to sign other important players with the aim of continuing to shore up Mikel Arteta’s squad.
At the moment, a new goalkeeper to increase internal competition, an attacking midfielder with a barbaric projection, a star striker and an attacker whose bet is on the future.
THE 4 SIGNINGS THAT THE ARSENAL ALREADY CLOSED
- Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City). The official statement is missing, but the transfer is done. For 45 million pounds, Arsenal managed to recruit him. Mikel Arteta will work with him again. He did not end up being the heir to the When in Los Sky Bluesbut we have a feeling there can be a lot of fun playing as a 9, alongside attacking midfielders and wingers like Martin Ødegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli.
Perhaps it is not such a media transfer (it is having its repercussion, eh). However, it seems to us one of the best thrown movements so far this summer. His speed, unchecking and finishing repertoire will come in handy for a team that recently lost Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah will have to take responsibility for the goal.
- Fabio Vieira (Porto). Half Point. Barely 22 years old. Definitive transfer for €35 M fixed + €5 M in variables. He arrives from Porto. He comes from signing a campaign of 7 goals and 16 assists in 39 games. Nominally he is an offensive midfielder, but he could also be used as a false 9. Play between the lines, vision of the field, creativity, hitting the ball and last pass.
In Portugal he already showed that he was left over. Now it will be time to see him in a much more demanding and more physical League. You want to see what Mikel Arteta’s plan is with him. Smith Rowe and Martin Ødegaard will not be able to relax, that their club has just recruited one of the most exciting U23 talents today.
- Matt Turner (New England Revolution). Goalkeeper signed directly from the MLS. His 2021 was fantastic, being recognized as the best goalkeeper in the US championship and winning the Gold Cup after being the best goalkeeper in the competition. We saw it against Mexico, and we suffered it. He has the level to compete in the old continent, but he doesn’t seem better to us than Ramsdale, really.
Be that as it may, he seems to us to be a reliable, consistent keeper. And, for just over 6 million euros, they will have a good alternative for domestic matches in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
- Marquinhos (Sao Paulo). Right winger, 19 years old. He is left-handed, so he normally starts with a changed profile. As happened with Gabriel Martinelli, they sign him for what he can become, not because he has already shown a lot in Brazil (he was just beginning his path in the senior team in Sao Paulo).
Fast, dribbler, unbalanced and aggressive ball. He has the style of those Brazilian wingers who are very difficult to control because by dribbling they are able to beat you in tight spaces and, by speed, they are intractable in the open field. Of course, it is a rough diamond, not a finished project.
We will have to keep an eye on Arsenal’s digital media, which threatens to complete more additions. Youri Tielemans and Lisandro Martínez are in the crosshairs. oh! And Raphinha, who also interests him at FC Barcelona, has been on the agenda for a while.
Undefeated data. Gabriel Jesus has 58 goals and 29 assists in 159 games played in the English Premier League. And he has been 4 times champion of English football. Calm down.
Did you know…? Fábio Vieira was two-time champion of the Portuguese League with Porto. In addition to this, he has shone with Portuguese national teams at the U19 and U21 level. Lots of quality.