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Arsenal fans will now be “happy” Edu “missed out on” signing £100k-p/w player – journalist

Arsenal fans will now be “happy” Edu “missed out on” signing £100k-p/w player – journalist

Earlier this year, Arsenal failed to secure a crucial signing, and according to journalist Dean Jones, supporters at the Emirates Stadium won’t feel overly let down. 

Despite having a successful summer in the transfer window, the club might have had expectations of strengthening a specific position.

Mikel Arteta and his recruitment team successfully secured the services of David Raya, Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber, and Kai Havertz. This bolstered the north London club’s squad for the upcoming season, and they also managed to retain all of their key players. 

Despite leading the Premier League for a substantial part of the previous campaign but ultimately losing out to Manchester City in the title race, Arteta recognized the need for reinforcements.

Earlier in the summer, journalist Jones had hinted to GIVEMESPORT that Arsenal might consider signing a forward in the final weeks of the transfer window. 

This move aimed to provide additional depth and competition for players like Bukayo Saka, who had to shoulder a significant workload across all competitions last season due to a shortage of options in his position.

Arsenal’s conclusion to the transfer window was relatively subdued, disregarding any departures. It appears that Arteta and Edu Gaspar may have either believed their squad possessed sufficient quality for the remainder of the season or encountered challenges in finalizing certain deals.

Acquiring a natural right-sided attacker could have been highly advantageous, especially with Arsenal’s participation in the Champions League. Nevertheless, the Gunners evidently prioritize purposeful signings over mere quantity. 

Finding a player willing to accept a secondary role to Bukayo Saka, who is recognized as one of the premier right wingers globally, is no simple task.

Arsenal fans will be happy to miss out on one winger – Dean Jones

Mykhailo Mudryk completed his move to Chelsea during the January transfer window of the previous season, but it’s worth noting that he came close to joining Arsenal. 

According to The Athletic, Chelsea paid approximately £88.7 million to secure the services of the Ukrainian winger, who is now earning £100,000 per week at Stamford Bridge. However, Arsenal had been engaged in discussions to sign him before Chelsea entered the race.

Despite missing out on a player who could have provided competition in Arsenal’s attacking ranks, journalist Jones believes that Emirates Stadium fans won’t feel too disappointed, considering Mudryk’s performance at Chelsea thus far. 

He suggests that the outcome would likely have been similar if Mudryk had moved to Arsenal, given the stiff competition for playing time. Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones commented…

“I’m not sure if he would have flourished more at Arsenal, because I think the one thing that Mudryk is missing at the moment is just game time. And I don’t know if he’d have got that at Arsenal, given the position that he plays, because Gabriel Martinelli still would have been leading the minutes from that position. 

“Obviously, Trossard went into the team and has managed to do pretty well. So maybe Mudryk would be doing better at Arsenal than he is at Chelsea. But still, he’s taking a long time to find his feet in the league and at the level of signing that he would have been, in terms of finances, Arsenal can’t really have passengers at that level of spending. Chelsea can, but Arsenal absolutely can’t. 

“So I think if you’re an Arsenal fan right now, it’s kind of one that you’re happy to have missed out on, at least the way things are looking right now.”

Reiss Nelson inked a new contract during the summer, prolonging his tenure with the north London club until 2027. 

This development may lead Arsenal to believe that they do not require an additional winger. Nelson was on the brink of becoming a free agent before committing to the club for the upcoming season.

The 23-year-old demonstrated his capabilities last season, scoring three goals and providing three assists in just five starts, according to FBref

This performance underscores his potential as a valuable asset when given the opportunity. Arsenal might find it financially prudent to view Nelson as a suitable squad player for Mikel Arteta’s team.

Arsenal fans will now be “happy” Edu “missed out on” signing £100k-p/w player – journalist

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