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David Ornstein names shock Arsenal summer transfer target that no one saw coming

David Ornstein names shock Arsenal summer transfer target that no one saw coming

Arsenal could be in for a busy summer transfer window.

David Ornstein has named an Arsenal transfer target that could come as a surprise to many people.

After missing out on the Premier League title last season, the Gunners spent big during the summer transfer window in a bid to close the gap to Manchester City.

Arsenal went out and brought in the likes of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, David Raya and Jurrien Timber.

However, their recent defeat against Aston Villa has left them two points behind Pep Guardiola’s men in the race for the Premier League title.

Looking ahead to the summer transfer window, journalist Ornstein has claimed that Arsenal are interested in Newcastle United star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

He said on The Athletic FC podcast: “Then you go into that sort of midfielder bracket – somebody I think off the top of my head that Arsenal and other clubs really like is Bruno Guimaraes. He can play in the eight role and the six.

“Newcastle will hope to keep hold of him, but there is a release clause though. Anyone who is going to take him, he’s got to deliver straight away. Arsenal may be looking.”


Ornstein also stated that the pressure is on Mikel Arteta to bring success to Arsenal.

He added: “There are certain parts of the team that need solving: the goalscoring area, parts of the central midfield, huge uncertainty over so many players in the squad. We could see a very different Arsenal team going into next season and the years ahead.

“There are steps they’ve taken to upgrade by bringing in the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, seasoned winners who have helped bring Arsenal on, but there are questions if Arsenal have already moved past that stage and whether players like that need to be moved on.

“Mikel Arteta has pressure on him. And I don’t mean in terms of his job security, I just mean in terms of delivering results to keep Arsenal on this positive trajectory.”

However, as reported by The Telegraph, Guimaraes has given a strong hint that he will be staying with Newcastle after reportedly buying a new home in the area.

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Topics: Arsenal, Football, Newcastle United