First of Many
Arsenal makes their first summer transfer move, bringing in Brazilian starlet Gabriel Martinelli. The 18-year-old forward started his career at Sao Paulo Club Ituano and was the first youngest player in this century to make his debut at the age of 16. He then went onto conceding 10 goals and 34 appearances. Also voted as the top goal scorer in the Brazilian league after the team reached the quarterfinals in the Sao Paulo state championships. That was all until he was snapped up by Arsenal this summer for £6 million. Martinelli had recently been called up for the Brazilian national team for the Copa America training in May. And if he’s ready to play in a legendary national team like Brazil, I’m sure he’ll be doing wonders at the Emirates stadium alongside Bellerin, Lacazette and Ozil.
Crystal Palace are holding tightly onto Wilfred Zaha as his price goes up! Arsenal makes the 40 million bid. That just wasn’t enough for the Eagles, later rejecting the bid, as they look to keep the striker. But with no comments from Zaha, this transfer could be kept under wraps until after the African World Cup, leaving few weeks until the transfer window closes. The Gunners have up to £70 million remaining for a bid but who’s place would Zaha be taking in the Arsenal team. A fantastic 18/19 season for Aubameyang as he looks to have a strong position in the Arsenal team, after conceding 22 goals last season. Whereas youngster Alex Iwobi has been left sitting on the bench for many games. Looks like more of this for Iwobi if Zaha moves to Arsenal.
It’s over to Spain Unai Emery takes his sights as a £27 million bid is put in for Real Madrid striker Lucas Vazquez. It looks like Arsenal require a striker as Emery sets his sights on yet another striker. Vazquez has won several titles with Real Madrid and has 9 international caps for Spain. If he moves to Arsenal this summer, this may help bring the Real Madrid flare to the Premier League…
The Gunners prepare a £12 million bid for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen. Hoping to bring the League two player to the Premiership. The young player has been Hull’s top goal scorer in two consecutive seasons, securing them in 13th place in the league. This move could potentially be a fill in for Palace’s Zaha if he doesn’t make the move to the Emirates this season, making Bowen a cheaper option for the Gunners.
The Race Begins!
Another bid bites the dust as Arsenal’s bid for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is rejected, after the bid made was too low for the Scottish Premiership club. Here come the Italians! As Napoli joins the race for the defender. Arsenal needs to place another bid if they want Tierney, else it currently stands as a move to the Italian league. He might even bump into David Ospina, who has joined Napoli on a permanent contract after 4 years at the London club. Meanwhile Celtic set up new transfer Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo for Tierney’s position, as a summer departure seems realistic for the Scottish starlet.
Marcelo wants out at Real Madrid and he isn’t stuck for offers, with already gaining interest from Arsenal, Juventus and PSG. Leaving everyone wondering where the Brazilian’s next move will be. To secure Marcelo, The Gunners need to set up a huge move as it becomes a three club race for the Real Madrid star. The Brazilian can play in both Midfield and Defensive roles. A very versatile player that will add a lot to whichever team he decides to join this summer. Again, it will probably be a late signing for the Brazilian as he plays in the Copa America with the Brazilian national team.
Youngsters On The Rise
The new talent is here and Arsenal are securing them with their first professional contracts. An amazing time for; Ben Cottrell, James Hillson and Joel Lopez as all three are offered professional contracts at Arsenal. This comes after their outstanding performances in the under 18’s Premier League. It looks like we will be sure to see a taste of Arsenals new talent this season. Well done lads!