Arsenal transfer news: New twist in manager hunt, update on Wilshere's future and more - 21 May 2018
With Arsene Wenger finally calling it a day, the upcoming transfer window has attracted extra attention from the Arsenal fan base. The excitement for Wenger's successor to be announced is increasing with each passing day and also the anticipation for the players that the new man in charge will sign.
Arsenal have been linked with numerous players and managers day in day out for the past few weeks. Some rumours have raised eyebrows, some seem realistic while some are there just for the sake of it. In this segment, we will take a look a look at all the major advancements that have happened in the transfer world concerning Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta set to snub Arsenal
In an explosive report by the Daily Star, it has been claimed that Mikel Arteta has serious doubts over accepting the offer to manage Arsenal. Arteta is unsure about the job after learning about how much of a say the new manager will have in terms of transfers at the club.
The English daily has reported that the top brass trio of Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislintat, and Raul Sanllehi will be taking the all-important transfer decisions at the club. This has irked the City number 2.
It is also said that this is the exact reason why Massimiliano Allegri turned down Arsenal and decided to stay at Juventus.
Unai Emery emerges as a surprise candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger
The Daily Mail has revealed that Unai Emery has emerged as a late contender to take over the reins at Arsenal. Despite Arteta being widely tipped by many to become Wenger's successor, the availability of Emery has reportedly alerted Arsenal.
Emery's fine track record at Sevilla is tempting the Arsenal hierarchy. He won three Europa League titles with Sevilla and this season won a double with Paris Saint-Germain. But most importantly, it is his ability to work with small budgets that has attracted the Gunners.
It is believed that the next Arsenal manager will not have many funds to work with in the transfer market. Hence, the Emirates boardroom is thinking of giving the reins of the club to a manager that has done it in the past.
Update on Jack Wilshere's future
According to the Mirror, Jack Wilshere is all set to sign a new deal with the club. After months of negotiations, it is believed that all the parties have finally reached a consensus over playing time guaranteed for the player and his wages.
It is reported that Wilshere will sign a three-year deal with the club and an official announcement is expected in the coming week. Arsenal must be relieved to have secured the future of one of their key homegrown players.