ARSENAL are on the cusp of kickstarting their summer spending, with not one, however two gamers set to be confirmed within the coming days.
Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares might be unveiled as early as as we speak (Thursday) after finalising his change from Benfica. The athletic 21-year-old, who possesses good crossing and passing means and likes to get ahead, will reportedly value the Gunners within the area of £6.8million. The Portugal Under-21 worldwide is seen as the right back-up for Kieran Tierney, who lately penned a brand new five-year deal.
Arsenal are additionally assured of agreeing a deal for 21-year-old midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has made little secret of the truth that important adjustments are wanted to his squad this summer. But his plans are being held up by the European Championships.
With Switzerland securing a spot within the quarter-finals, Granit Xhaka’s proposed transfer to Roma continues to be pending. It is assumed Xhaka will ultimately be a part of up with Jose Mourinho in a deal that may add round £17m to Arsenal’s switch kitty.
Arteta can be ready for England’s involvement on the Euros to return to an finish in order that the north Londoners can full a £50m deal for Brighton defender Ben White.
Meanwhile, an “formidable” Jonas Eidevall took over as Arsenal Women’s new head coach.
The 38-year-old Swede succeeds Joe Montemurro, who left the membership this summer to “take knowledgeable break”, solely to finish up in control of Juventus Women. Eidevall joins from Swedish aspect Rosengard after serving to the Malmo-based membership attain the quarter-finals of final season’s Women’s Champions League.
“I’m completely delighted over this chance, coming into such an enormous membership at such an thrilling time,” he instructed Arsenal’s official web site.
And looking forward to his debut season, Eidevall added: “We’re going to compete within the Women’s Champions League and do our best possible to achieve the ultimate, we’re going to compete within the league, we’re going to compete within the home cups, and we’re going to do it our approach.
“We have one thing good inside this staff.
“At the most effective of instances they’ve performed sensible soccer and we’re going to proceed to try this.
“We must do some small, small adjustments to ensure that us to start out performing a bit bit higher and beating the highest groups once we play them.”