Mikel Arteta is now personally pressuring Arsenal to sign a £53 million star this month, citing “serious interest.”
Mikel Arteta is currently signing a £53 million midfield contract with Arsenal this month.
Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi is someone Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta wants to sign during this month’s transfer window.
It seems like the Gunners have had a difficult few weeks. They’ve only won one of their last five Premier League games, so supporters are hoping that this will help them improve this month. It appears that Arsenal manager Arteta is a huge fan of Zubimendi.
For Arsenal, Mikel Arteta wishes to sign Martin Zubimendi.
There aren’t many options in the center of the park.
In defensive midfield, Declan Rice is the primary player, with Jorginho filling the reserve position. Thoma Partey is still injured and it’s unclear when he’ll return, while Mohamed Elneny is scheduled to travel for the African Cup of Nations.
There is no doubt that Arsenal needs another excellent midfield player, ideally one who can play at defensive midfield to free up Rice for more attacking opportunities or in the left-wing number eight position.
Finding a realistic target in this month’s transfer window will not be easy for the Gunners, but according to Dean Jone, Arsenal’s manager is leading the midfielder’s interest in Mikel Arteta, who is a huge fan of Martin Zubimendi.
Jones expressed interest in Zubimendi to GiveMeSport, saying, “There’s definitely some eriou interest in it.” Right now, it’s difficult to predict where they would rank in terms of targets because there are a few names they are considering, and it’s obvious that they are looking for defensive-minded players.
“The person who will continue to play, break up the play. However, it’s very difficult to predict if Zubimendi will be a top target or just a target. Naturally, it also depends on the amount of money they have available to invest in that particular field.
“I am aware that Mikel Arteta greatly admires this player, and I believe that he is the leader of many of these.”
Gunners can sign Zubimendi for £53 million.
Martin Zubimendi has been the target of Arsenal’s attention for a while now.
It’s no secret at this point that Mikel Arteta loves the Real Sociedad player, but over the past few windows, the Gunners haven’t been able to close a deal for him.
Arsenal must activate the high release clause, which is set at £53 million (Europort), if they truly wish to sign Zubimendi this month.
Although Zubimendi would be a great signing for Arsenal, the deal is extremely tough to close—not just because the player’s release clause requires full payment, but also because he has consistently supported Sociedad.