Edu gives green light as Arsenal move to complete four transfers this summer
Take a look at what’s been said on instagram as Edu has effectively given the green light in Arsenal’s move to sign top targets when the transfer window reopens.
This summer, Arsenal has emerged as the bookmakers’ favorite to sign four new players, including three Premier League stars.
The Gunners faltered in their drive for Champions League football this season. Despite a commanding 5-1 win against Everton on the season’s penultimate day, they were forced to settle for fifth place behind fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
While the disappointment of missing out on a place at Europe’s top table is understandable, Mikel Arteta and his team cannot afford to dwell on their misfortune for long.
Instead, it’s largely assumed that Arsenal would utilize the forthcoming summer transfer window to continue their rebuilding under the Spaniard, with bookies betting on several high-profile signings.
A move for Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus is one.
The Gunners are expected to sign a new striker in the coming months, and they are heavy favorites to sign the South American at 2/5. Tottenham is their closest opponent in the race for the 25-year-old, with odds of 6/1.
However, Jesus isn’t the only City player linked with a move to the Emirates.
The future of Raheem Sterling in Manchester has long been a source of conjecture, and the England international is expected to leave this summer.
Arsenal’s current price of 9/1 makes them favorites to sign the versatile forward, albeit being somewhat lengthier than the odds on the move for Jesus.
Tottenham is their nearest rival on 10/1, followed by Barcelona and Real Madrid on 12/1 and 14/1.
Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is another Premier League player for whom the Gunners are thought to be leading the chase.
The outstanding Belgian has been linked with a big-money move this summer, much like Sterling, and while competition for a deal with the Foxes is expected to be intense, a price of 6/4 appears rather promising.
Manchester United (4/1), Manchester City (7/1), Liverpool (7/1), and Tottenham (10/1) are all chasing Arsenal.
Away from the English Premier League, the Gunners are linked with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.
The highly respected Austrian only joined the Bundesliga giants last year but is already being linked with a move away, with bookmakers predicting a move to north London.
Arsenal is currently 4/1 to sign him, while Atletico Madrid is 4/1.
Arsenal is currently 4/1 to sign him, while Atletico Madrid is also available at that price.
Newly-moneyed Newcastle United is the next closest club behind those two, with odds of 9/1.