Edu and Arsenal handed fresh transfer boost ahead of summer window as big Willian claim is made

Right here is your Arsenal morning digest on Sunday, February 21.

Rodri heaps reward on Arteta

Manchester Metropolis star Rodri says that Mikel Arteta’s tireless work ethic is his highest quality as a supervisor.

The Spanish holding midfielder joined Metropolis in the summertime of 2019 and labored with the Arsenal boss when he was the assistant supervisor to Pep Guardiola.

Rodri has now admitted that he discovered lots from Arteta throughout his days on the Etihad Stadium as the 2 groups put together to go head-to-head this afternoon.

“Mikel has been crucial for this membership up to now few years,” Rodri advised Sky Sports activities. “I labored with him for six months, and on this brief interval, he taught me a whole lot of issues in coaching about learn how to place myself in video games.

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“I am fortunate as each he and Pep performed as midfielders, so it was simpler for them to show me learn how to play.

“He is such a pleasant man and I imagine his highest quality is that he works like an animal with the intention to assist his gamers enhance.

“I recognize what he taught me lots. He has his personal identification as a supervisor and wishes time to develop his workforce.”

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Gunners handed Aouar enhance

Arsenal might have been handed a lift of their bid to signal Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar this summer time.

The Frenchman was closely linked with a transfer to the Emirates Stadium final summer time however the Gunners and the Ligue 1 outfit couldn’t agree on a price.

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Aouar was reportedly valued at £55million final summer time, however the newest developments popping out of Lyon may imply he can be obtainable for cheaper on the finish of the season.

The French membership confirmed on Wednesday {that a} mixture of the coronavirus pandemic and a lower in tv rights has seen them lose round £96m.

Lyon additionally misplaced out on a major sum of money after they did not qualify for this season’s Champions League.

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Agbonlahor makes Willian declare

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Arsenal wouldn’t be capable of promote Willian now following his sluggish begin to life on the Emirates.

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The Brazilian winger signed a three-year deal in north London as he signed on a free contract after leaving Chelsea.

The 32-year-old has struggled to cement an everyday place within the Gunners facet and has been closely criticised for his performances in a pink and white shirt.

However talking to talkSPORT, Agbonlahor has claimed that Arteta won’t be able to dump Willian simply now.

“Willian for me, it’s a troublesome state of affairs Arteta is in. He’s most likely considering to himself, ‘I’m not going to play this man. I’ve acquired younger gamers who’re extra hungry, extra decided to play for Arsenal’,” the ex-Aston Villa striker stated.

“However he has acquired a three-year contract, so you possibly can’t eliminate him as a result of I don’t assume anybody goes to take him for the time being, so that you would possibly as properly use him when you possibly can.”

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