Football

Arsenal scramble to buy Xhaka replacement at a good price

28 Th2 2022 | 13:55

 Arsenal are expected to have another very busy transfer window, amid a comprehensive overhaul of manager Mikel Arteta.

Arteta wants to bring Arsenal back to the Champions League

The Gunners began the reform process last summer. The players who were redundant compared to the requirements had to leave. At the same time, the Emirates Stadium has also welcomed many talents with a modern style of play and suitable for the football style of coach Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal compete to buy Enzo Fernandez with Tottenham - Football

 Enzo Fernandez of River Plate

One area the north London side will strengthen in the summer of 2022 is midfield. Arteta needs someone who can compete with Ghana international Thomas Partey or can operate in a left-sided central midfield role, with Granit Xhaka’s long-term future at Arsenal uncertain.

According to Fichajes, Arsenal are keeping a close eye on River Plate’s Enzo Fernandez, who is valued at just £5.9m by transfermarkt . The 21-year-old is a transfer target for Real Madrid but has recently been targeted by other English clubs besides Arsenal such as Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Fernandez grew up in the youth academy of River Plate and has been a mainstay in the midfield of the Argentine giants since last year, making 28 appearances for Marcelo Gallardo’s side. His contract with Plate is set to expire in 2025.

It is understandable that the Gunners are targeting Fernandez, as Roma will restore their interest in Granit Xhaka next summer.