Arsenal has won in the bottom of the closet -and in options to win the Premier- with the signings of Trossard, Kiwior and Jorginho
Arteta’s team has been wonderfully reinforced despite the constant nuisance of Chelsea in all its operations
Speaking in silver, the Chelsea has been the ‘cojonera’ fly of the Arsenal in this winter market. Each footballer that interested the ‘gunners’ immediately became the target of his neighbor -covered- in London. Finally, with a lot of patience, they have managed to fill the three positions that Arteta I was looking for: a leftmostand pivot and a central for the left-handed profile.
Leandro Trossard, Jorginho y Jacob Kiwior are the three new arrivals at Emirates Stadium. Two footballers who know the competition and immediate performance and a promising center back wanted by half of Italy. And ‘only’ have cost €60 million.
Although Mudryk was plan ‘A’ for the left winger, Arsenal have struck gold in the market. They have taken one of the best footballers who lived outside the ‘Big Six’ for 24 million: the belgian Leandro Trossarddel Brighton.
Arteta needed a center back like water to live, if he could be left-handed. Gabriel Magalhães is the player who has played the most minutes in the squad (2,293′). And William Saliba was fifth (1.983′). They did not hesitate to pay 25 million in La Spezia por Jacob Kiwiorone of the most promising defenders in Europe.
Finally, a replacement for Thomas had to be found. With the ‘no’ from Zubimendi and Caicedo, the option of Jorginho by 11 ‘kilos‘, which also served to return it to Chelsea. The Italian-Brazilian changed his jacket in London to bring all his experience in the Premier and try to win the position for the Ghanaian midfielder.
However, the feeling that remains -wrongly- is that of a watered down market due to the nuisance of Todd Boehly, who screwed up the main options.
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João Félix, it all started with you
He Atlético of Madrid was willing to let go Joao Felix as ceded. They asked for 10 million euros for the assignment, without a purchase option, and that the club that took him away would take charge of his file. Chelsea put 11 ‘kilos’ on the table.
Mudryk, an overinflated price
Till the date, Mykhaylo Mudryk had disputed only 44 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk’s first team. Arsenal accepted overpay for a left winger with a great future, but who still had to prove many things. He offered 70 million euros plus 20 in variables. Chelsea stole it for 100 million (70 fixed and 30 variable).
Neither Zubimendi nor Caicedo
First, Arsenal offered to pay the 60 million release clause. Martín Zubimendibut this one, happy at Real Sociedad, was not willing to leave San Sebastián in the middle of the season. Later, they went after Moisés Caicedo. They had the ‘yes’ from the Ecuadorian but 80 million seemed little to Brighton Of course, Chelsea meddled in the negotiations to shoot up their price.
Nevertheless, Arsenal comes out of the winter market strengthenedwhich excites to continue at the top of the Premier, a tournament that they have not raised since 2004. Arteta has more wardrobe depthone of the aspects that questioned the ability of the ‘gunners’ to dethrone Manchester City in England, and they still have to recover important pieces such as Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson. Today, the ‘gunner’ team has more arguments to finish champion.