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Arsenal Preparing For A Dynamic Summer Transfer Window

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Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s Transfer Goals

Arsenal are looking to reinforce some key positions in their squad to prove themselves as a serial title challengers. Mikel Arteta aims to bring in a new left-back to keep the competition high at every position in the squad.  

A New Left Back?

Although Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu has been Arsenal’s primary left back recently, yet the manager wants to bring another full back to keep the competition high for Tomiyasu.

Moreover, with a string of poor performances this summer, Oleksandr Zinchenko haven’t been upto the standard. Thus there are rumours that Oleksandr Zinchenko could be on his way out of Arsenal this summer. The Ukrainian international joined Arsenal in July 2022 for £30 million from Manchester City. Mikel Arteta has regularly started Oleksandr Zinchenko in the last two seasons.

More Departures

Apart from Oleksandr Zinchenko, another player reportedly on the departure list is Kieran Tierney. The 27-year-old Scottish professional is currently on a loan spell at Laliga side Real Sociedad. According to media house TEAMtalk, the Scottish left-back has been informed by the Gunners that he is free to find a new club. The Mikel Arteta side is looking for his replacement. 

Therefore the potential departure of two left-sided defenders will leave a void in the Mikel Arteta Arsenal squad. And the rumours are that everything is pointing towards Fenerbahce star Ferdi Kadioglu to fill the gap. The 24-year-old has been giving great performances match after match this season. Therefore, he has caught the eye of European giants and is thus one of the most in-demand full-backs in Europe. Furthermore, as the reports suggest, Arsenal moved rapidly and are now  ‘close’ to securing a deal.

Arsenal ‘close’ to signing new left-back

According to transfer journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the Gunners have been scouting Kadioglu for some time. In a post on X(formerly Twitter), Tavolieri reported that the full-back is ‘close’ to joining the Gunners. The talks are going on between club and the player representatives on discussing the personal terms. Reports are that Fenerbahce has set an asking price of £25m for Kadioglu. Kadioglu is one of Fenerbahce’s most important players and has made 49 appearances across all competitions this season. And thus has helped the team to 19 clean sheets and scoring three goals throughout the season. It will be interesting to see how Mikel Arteta plans to use Kadioglu if he proceeds to join the Gunners. 

Experience In European Competitions

Moreover, Ferdi Kadioglu has a lot of experience in European competitions. Such experience could be valuable for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta side which lack players with a lot of European experience. According to the media reports, the full-back is ready for a new challenge to prove himself in the toughest league in the world. And thus he finds a move to Emirates stadium appealing.

Reportedly Tottenham are also admirers of Kadioglu but if everything goes as per the rumours Tottenham are thus set to lose out to Arsenal in signing the promising left back. 

Conclusion

It will be interesting to follow this news as the Gunners are set to reach an agreement with the talented full-back. Moreover, other stories on how Mikel Arteta side look to reinforce their squad to stay competitive and edge out Manchester City in the title race next season.

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