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Arsenal fans given reasons why not to hope on Mudryk’s move to the Emirates Stadium

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Journalist Julien Laurens has told Arsenal fans that there are no assurances that Mykhaylo Mudryk will make a move to the Emirates Stadium as speculated.

According to him, Mykhaylo Mudryk is ready for the Premier League yet amid reports Arsenal are set to sign him in a £40 million deal.

Mudryk is one of the most sought-after players in Europe after scoring 10 goals and providing eight assists in 18 games for Shakhtar Donetsk.

Reports from the Daily Mirror on Saturday claimed that Arsenal were set to sign the 21-year-old. The report suggested that the framework of a £40 million deal was now in place.

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However, Laurens has responded to the reports by expressing some concern about whether Mudryk will be able to make an impact at this stage.

“I’m a fan to a certain extent, because I’m not really sure he’s ready yet for the Premier League. I’m not saying about Arsenal and the way Arsenal play, just for the Premier League full stop,” he told the Gabs and Juls podcast.

“He’s still someone who needs a lot of space in front of him for his pace to get him going and to make those differences. I don’t think, for example, he will be very comfortable in tight spaces.

“On one vs one, I think there’s so much potential there to exploit that with the right coaching, like an Arteta for example, I think he can improve very quickly. So it will depend on how much money you have to spend. If we’re talking around the 70, 80 million, I think this is too much for someone like him who I really don’t think he’s ready yet.”

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The Gunners have been tipped to be active in the January winter transfer window to bring in a winger and a midfielder.

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Club manager makes sincere claim over future of inform Arsenal-owned striker

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Stade de Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot has confessed that it’s almost impossible for Arsenal-owned striker Folarin Balogun to remain with The Red and Whites next season.

Balogun joined Stade de Reims last summer on a season-long loan without an option to buy included in the agreement between both clubs.

Having impressed and registered his presence in the Ligue 1 as one of the highest goal scorers, it is only reasonable to conclude that he would be asked to return to the Emirates Stadium to fight for his place.

Asked by France Bleu if it’s possible to keep Balogun on loan for another season, Caillot explained : “I think it’s impossible. The rules of the game are very clear: these are boys who, when they join us, know that they are there to reveal themselves and this is a stage for them.

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“So even if I don’t decide for him, either Folarin will return to his club Arsenal to have his chance, or he will be loaned out again or even transferred to a very high level club.

“He is a player who must go even higher. So obviously, we will ask the question to him, who feels good here, and to his club but I think that today he will have to take a step.

“So we are already working on the future Balogun the day he will be taken to leave the club. But if he and his club agree to do another year at Stade de Reims, we will do everything to make it happen.”

Balogun has been on the books of Arsenal since the age of eight, and his contract with the north London club expires on June 30, 2025.

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Journalist says he won’t reveal source but drops big secret about Declan Rice and Arsenal

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It has been revealed that Declan Rice has been ‘sounding out’ to people closely connected to Arsenal about a potential move to the Emirates.

This indicates that he considers a move to the North London outfit ahead of other suitors as he prepares to make a move away from West Ham United next summer.

It is understood that Declan Rice is now the top target for the Gunners as Mikel Arteta wants to boost his squad to dominate the Premier League.

However, journalist Adrian Clarke told The Athletic’s Handbrake Off podcast that Rice has been asking people in the know at the Emirates, ‘what’s it really like to play for Arsenal?’.

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“I can’t reveal my source, but I do know that Declan Rice has been sounding out people connected with Arsenal in regards to, ‘What’s it like there? What’s it really like?’, so that sounds like a positive.”

Howbeit, West Ham United manager David Moyes has admitted that the club could lose the England international but stressed that he will leave the club for a record fee.

Arsenal made an attempt to sign Moises Caicedo in the last January winter transfer window but Brighton were reluctant to let him leave as they slammed a big fee on his head.

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Alan Hutton reveals one sad truth about Arsenal and recent transfer dealings

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Alan Hutton has revealed Arsenal have been “unlucky” with transfers this season.

A number of the Gunners’ top targets have either joined rival clubs it refused to make move.

The recent incident experienced is the failed move for Mykhaylo Mudryk who later joined Chelsea and Moises Caicedo who was unable to leave Brighton despite wanting the move.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said that it is impressive the Gunners are willing to walk away from deals that go beyond their price point.

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When asked if the London club have a big problem with transfers, Hutton told Football Insider: “They are a little bit unlucky.

“Chelsea came in late doors with a higher bid. So it would be annoying, especially having done all the groundwork to try and get these players to your club.

“Ultimately if you have got a limit on spending and a player goes above that, I think it shows a good side of them that they are willing to walk away. I think that shows you where they are at.

“They are in a really good place, they are doing really well under Arteta so I do not see why they should feel upset about it. But I am sure moving forward they will have other plans.“

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Pundit hints at what to expect about Saka’s future

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Noel Whelan has says he expects Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and William Saliba to sign a new contract and remain at the club much longer.

Whelan says he expects “massive” new deals for them with Champions League qualification a “100%” certainty.

Both players are due for a new contract as their current deal runs out.

Saka is one player who has been instrumental to the success of the Gunners this season but he has been linked with a move away from the club as he is attracting interest from other teams.

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The former Leeds striker was speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Gunners star Gabriel Martinelli signed a new contract at the club and says the dou will also sign new contracts that will have them remain at the Emirates Stadium much longer.

Whelan told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “Martinelli 100% deserves a contract with the season he’s having.

“But it’s about Saliba and Saka now. That is two integral parts of the squad.

“They’ve got to go all out to get them signed up.

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“I think the sticking point was about Champions League qualification, but they’re 100% going to be playing in that competition next season.

“There’s no doubt that they look both happy and they deserve a massive new deal for what they’ve brought to this club.”

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Club captain reveals what will happen to Caicedo after his failed attempt to leave Brighton

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Lewis Dunk says the Brighton players and staff will ‘stick with’ Moises Caicedo despite his attempts to join Arsenal during the January transfer window.

The midfielder tried to force a move away from the club in the January winter transfer window to Arsenal but the deal failed.

It was feared that the development could affect his relationship with the club fans and players as he has now returned back to the team.

But according to the club captain, there is still uncertainty over the player’s future at the club but believes the supporters and his teammates are doing the right thing in standing by him.

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Dunk told talkSPORT: ‘Obviously it was a difficult situation for him and these things happen in football. It’s not the first and won’t be the last time players at a football club having this going on over their head.

‘He’s a young boy and we stick with him. He’s a great lad and obviously a fantastic player.

‘Who knows how long we’ll have him for and we’re grateful to have him for at least the rest of the season and hopefully for longer.

‘I think it’s a massive statement from the club, standing their ground. Obviously we’ve sold players over the years to bigger clubs but I think it’s a great statement to show that we want to keep him and I think rightly so.’

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Respected scout reveals why Arsenal missed out on Jude Bellingham

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Former Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao has revealed that the Gunners had the opportunity of signing Jude Bellingham when he was 16-years-old but they missed out.

Jude Bellingham is now impressing with Borussia Dortmund and has caught the attention of a number of top clubs including Real Madrid and Man United.

However, he could have ended up at the Emirates before he left Birmingham City for Dortmund back in 2020 for £22m, according to the scout.

Ex-Gunners scout Cagigao, revealed that Arsenal were not willing to pay that much for Bellingham at the time.

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‘I saw him for the first time when he was 16 years old,’ Cagigao told AS. ‘I wanted to sign him for Arsenal, but he was already too expensive.’

Cagigao added that he recommended Arsenal to sign Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique while they were in the Barcelona youth teams.

‘Messi’s situation was not regulated and it was impossible for him to have a work permit in the UK,’ Cagigao added.

‘We had several meetings with Horacio Gaggioli, his representative at the time, but it was impossible. 

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‘The Pique thing was not done due to a somewhat complex bureaucratic issue. In the end we signed Cesc Fabregas from that great Barca cadet team.’

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How £100m was rejected from Man United for player Arsenal want to sign this summer

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It is understood that Man United made an attempt to sign Arsenal target Declan Rice last summer but their bid was rejected.

The report claims the Red Devils submitted an offer of £100 million for the midfielder but was rejected.

According to reports, West Ham United wanted a £120 million fee to let go of the England international.

He has now become a target for Arsenal with suggestions that he would be playing under manager Mikel Arteta by coming season.

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In his reaction, former Gunner Emmanuel Frimpong, meanwhile, feels Rice would ‘flourish’ at Arsenal due to having better players around him.

‘I think Rice is a top, top class player and he proved that in the World Cup [in Qatar],’ Frimpong told Midnite.

‘He impressed me more than I thought in the World Cup and he showed me that he had very good technical abilities, good awareness and has good pace to recover when needed.

‘I feel that, in an Arsenal shirt and with better players around him, he will be able to flourish.

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‘We need to get into the Champions League to be able to attract players like Rice.

‘Who wouldn’t want to play in the Champions League in London, for Arsenal?’

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Arsenal told the 3 qualities of their target, how he’ll help Arteta’s team

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Emmanuel Frimpong has told Arsenal that their summer transfer target Declan Rice would ‘flourish’ at the Emirates Stadium due to having better players around him.

Arsenal are understood to have penciled down the midfielder ahead of the coming summer transfer window as they seek to reinforce in a bid to dominate the Premier League.

Former Gunner Frimpong believes the 24-year-old would be a fantastic signing for the north London club as he told Midnite: ‘I think Rice is a top, top class player and he proved that in the World Cup [in Qatar].

‘He impressed me more than I thought in the World Cup and he showed me that he had very good technical abilities, good awareness and has good pace to recover when needed.

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‘I feel that, in an Arsenal shirt and with better players around him, he will be able to flourish.

‘So we need to get into the Champions League to be able to attract players like Rice. Who wouldn’t want to play in the Champions League in London, for Arsenal?’

According to reports, the England international has perfected plans to part ways with West Ham United in tbe summer and is interested in the move to the North London outfit.

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