Kroenke seen in London as Arsenal might make late transfer for Barca starlet

Josh Kroenke spotted in London as Arsenal chase midfielder in late recruitment drive

Arsenal has continued so as to add to their ever-growing younger core on the Emirates this summer season, with Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Ødegaard the most recent signings in a summer season that has seen the Gunners herald 5 gamers all of whom are 23-years-old or youthful.

And the membership is probably not achieved there, both. A current video of Ødegaard finishing his paperwork whereas taking images with the membership’s dwelling equipment noticed Josh Kroenke standing out of body together with membership technical director Edu Gaspar, and chief government officer Vinai Vankatesham. Whereas this might definitely imply little, the timing of different occasions surrounding the membership might depart bread crumbs to additional enterprise coming off earlier than the conclusion of the summer season window below the supervision of Josh himself.

Arsenal linked with curiosity in wantaway Barcelona starlet

Arsenal has just lately been linked with curiosity in Barcelona’s La Masia graduate Ilaix Moriba this summer season, with the 18-year-old – whose contract runs out on the finish of the present season – is on the lookout for a transfer away from the Catalan capital.

Moriba, who made 18-appearances for the Blaugrana throughout all competitions final season, is in excessive demand in England and throughout the continent within the wake of his public want to maneuver on from the Camp Nou.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco, and Olympique Lyonnais have all fielded curiosity within the Spanish U18 worldwide, with Leipzig apparently intent on signing the participant earlier than the window slams shut.

However a late transfer from Arsenal might definitely materialize given the shortage of choices in central midfield this season below Mikel Arteta. Regardless of the signing of Belgian U21 worldwide Sambi Lokonga and the contract extension handed out to Granit Xhaka, Arsenal can solely depend on Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny as their different central items.

Josh Kroenke spotted in London as Arsenal chase midfielder in late recruitment drive

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Emile Smith Rowe and Albert Sambi Lokonga of Arsenal look dejected after conceding their second aim through the Premier League match between Brentford and Arsenal at Brentford Group Stadium on August 13, 2021 in Brentford, England. (Photograph by Shaun Botterill/Getty Pictures)

4 midfielders is hardly the depth required for a protracted marketing campaign, particularly one that can see each Partey and Elneny jet-set off to AFCON in the course of probably the most strenuous interval of the Premier League calendar.

Regardless of his age, the truth that Moriba has practically twenty senior appearances for Barca (together with within the Champions League) would give Arsenal one other younger participant so as to add to the long-term mission on the Emirates whereas additionally giving added depth to the crew for the rapid future.

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# Workforce MP D P
1 West Ham United 2 5 6
2 Chelsea FC 2 5 6
3 Liverpool FC 2 5 6
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 3 6
5 Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 6
6 Manchester United 2 4 4
7 Everton FC 2 2 4
8 Brentford FC 2 2 4
9 Manchester Metropolis 2 4 3
10 Aston Villa 2 1 3
11 Watford FC 2 -1 3
12 Leicester Metropolis 2 -2 3
13 Southampton FC 2 -2 1
14 Crystal Palace 2 -3 1
15 Leeds United 2 -4 1
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 -2 0
17 Burnley FC 2 -3 0
18 Newcastle United 2 -4 0
19 Arsenal FC 2 -4 0
20 Norwich Metropolis 2 -8 0
Participant Workforce Targets
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 3
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 3
Benrahma, Mentioned West Ham United 2
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 2
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 2
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 2
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 1
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 1
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 1
Richarlison Everton FC 1
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 1
James, Reece Chelsea FC 1
Cresswell, Aaron West Ham United 1
Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 1
Duffy, Shane Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Alonso, Marcos Chelsea FC 1
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 1
Ayling, Luke Leeds United 1

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