Arsenal looking to make moves in the market after Martinez’s sale.
Mikel Arteta has led Arsenal to a great start for the season. They ended the season on a very high note and they will be looking to carry the same momentum into the next season.
The club has already won 2 titles under new management. The mood at the Emirates is very positive, the club has made some good signings and Mikel Arteta will look to add more players to the team.
Arsenal has brought Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba for solving their defensive problems. Willian too made an excellent start to the season. In Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Fulham, Willian registered 2 assists and almost scored with a great free-kick.
However, the Gunners have not spent much in the window. Willian was a free agent and Magalhaes only cost about £27 million. Ceballos too arrived on a season-long loan. The club will certainly have funds to pursue players in the transfer market.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will soon be leaving will Arsenal to join Roma on a permanent move. This should boost Arsenal’s transfer funds. The Gunners are looking to add at least one more midfielder to the squad.
Thomas Partey has been a long term target for the club. But Atletico has maintained their stance regarding his buyout clause. Although there is one player who could help the Gunners financially, “Emiliano Martinez”.
Aston Villa closing in on a £20 million move for Martinez
Emiliano Martinez was one of the standout players for Mikel Arteta after the restart. Bernd Leno was out due to injury in the very first game of the restart. And since then Martinez did an excellent job for Arsenal.
Martinez has been at the club for 8 years but hasn’t really got much of an opportunity. But Leno’s injury opened the door for him. After his spectacular performances, one would think that Martinez would get a first-team chance.
But that hasn’t been the case. Arsenal has elected to go with Bernd Leno. In the first game, Martinez was not even on the bench. This is a clear indication of the fact that Martinez will be leaving Arsenal.
According to football London, Aston Villa are close to completing a deal for Martinez. Arsenal are asking for a price tag of 20 million for Martinez. Martinez too wants to stay in the Premier League so Aston Villa is a good option for him.
It can be a win-win situation for both Arsenal and Martinez. Arsenal are looking also looking at Houssem Aouar but Lyon are reluctant to sell their starlet. Lyon are asking for a price of 60 million for Aouar’s services.
However, Arsenal are very much interested in him. Aouar would fit perfectly in Mikel Arteta’s 3-4-3 formation. He has proved his caliber in Ligue 1 and in the Champions League. if Arsenal can complete his signing it would a terrific pickup.