Mikel Arteta and Arsenal FC are gearing up for the summer transfer window, and they are alleged to have made their first market bid.
The summer transfer window is approaching, and with so many clubs eager to strengthen their squads, it could prove to be a very active one. As one of the teams that barely lost the crown of the Premier League to rival Manchester City this season, Arsenal FC will be hoping to add to their squad in the upcoming weeks.
A few more signings could potentially help the Gunners go closer to their rivals, with the return of Champions League action adding another wrinkle to the picture. Mikel Arteta believes that his team have to reach greater heights if they are to win major titles.
“If we want to be the real deal, we can’t be happy with what we have,” the Spaniard told the media after beating Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season. “And we have to be next season much better.”
Arsenal FC often completes its transfer business early in the market, and this summer may not be any different given the actions they seem to have taken. Declan Rice is a primary priority for the Gunners, according to sources, as Arteta tries to strengthen his midfield.
However, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal have already made a “lucrative offer” for Real Valladolid wonderkid Ivan Fresneda ahead of the transfer window, according to BILD. The 18-year-old was heavily linked with a move in January, but deal fell through as the club plan for the future.
Due to an injury that kept Takehiro Tomiyasu out for a period, Ben White was frequently the only right-back option throughout the season. It remains to be seen whether any deal for Fresneda will be completed in the coming weeks, but it is a position that could potentially be strengthened.