Arsenal Transfer News Summary (2019)

Arsenal transfer news

When Arsenal replaced long time manager Arsene Wenger with Unai Emery last summer, the new boss was given the chance to rebuild the football club and create a completely new squad. His mandate was simple, and that was to look at the bigger picture, and work towards the long term plan of taking the club back to the glory days where they won league titles. These are the latest Arsenal transfer news.

Latest Arsenal Transfer News

It was evident in January that Emery would not be given much money to spend, and instead the club wanted to wait until the summer where they had more time to make decisions on where they want to go. With that in mind, you can expect to see Arsenal spending a bit of money and bringing in three or four players into the club.

Top of the list for Arsenal will be to strengthen their defence, as this has once again looked like their problem area. They have a number of options going forward, but once again this season we have seen them struggle defensively and concede a few poor goals.

Kieran Tierney

If you believe the rumours then most of the transfer budget that Arsenal have this summer will be spent on the 21 year old left back Kieran Tierney. He has experience playing in Europe from his time at Celtic, and the youngster fits their long term plan perfectly, as he is a player who could be with the club for a decade due to his young age.

The reported fee on Tierney’s head is £25 million, and Arsenal are expected to meet that. Signing players from the Scottish Premiership is sometimes seen as a risk as they do not play games at the same intensity as the Premier League, but his European experience will help him adjust.

Everton are also reportedly looking at Tierney, so Arsenal may find they have competition from another Premier League club in the summer.

Piotr Zielinski

There are some who believe that Arsenal will make a real splash this summer, and back Emery with funds after seeing him steady the ship in his first season. They have reportedly joined Liverpool in the race for Piotr Zielinski, a player who will command a fee of around £60 million.

The 24 year old Polish midfielder has been pulling the strings for Napoli this season, and he could be seen as the ideal replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is leaving the club this summer. The fee would probably be a sticking point for The Gunners though, because if they sign Zielinski then they are likely to not sign anyone else, and at this stage of their rebuild it is likely they would want to bring in three or four new faces, not just one.

There is no doubting the quality that Zielinski holds, and should Arsenal get him on board then he would certainly strengthen their midfield. However, he would likely be their only signing and that would go against what the club are trying to do.