Mikel Arteta persuades 15-goal midfielder to rebuff PSG transfer for bumper Arsenal contract

Mikel Arteta persuades 15-goal midfielder to rebuff PSG transfer for bumper Arsenal contract

After the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, Arsenal’s focus will immediately shift to the summer transfer window.

The final weeks of the season made it obvious to Mikel Arteta and Edu that Arsenal require significant depth in a number of positions if they wish to participate in future Premier League title races.

Since February, Thesoccerstand has reported that Declan Rice is the club’s top target for this summer’s incomings, with another midfielder conceivable.

Mason Mount, Mohamed Kudus, Moises Caicedo, and Martin Zubimendi were all linked to a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Keeping the nucleus of the team together while undergoing a mini-rebuild will also be essential, but a key player appears to be leaving the club.

Granit Xhaka has been strongly linked to a summer transfer to Bayer Leverkusen and football since early May.London believes he is currently in advanced negotiations to complete this transfer for £13 million.

On Sunday, Xhaka started for Arsenal against Wolves, and if that was his final game, it was a fitting send-off.

Xhaka’s early brace earned him the man-of-the-match award as he helped the Gunners to a 5-0 victory on the final day of the season.

The Switzerland international was visibly emotional after being substituted out, and he left another exit hint on Monday via social media.

Losing Xhaka could be detrimental if adequate replacements are not found, but losing another key midfielder would also be detrimental and is a distinct possibility.

According to Simon Jones of the Mail, Paris Saint-Germain have made’surprise soundings’ for Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard, but an imminent transfer seems unlikely for a variety of reasons.

Firstly, as stated in the report exposing PSG’s interest, the Norway international is content in London and an integral part of Arteta’s plans.

Odegaard appears to be following in the footsteps of Gabriel Martinelli, Aaron Ramsdale, and Bukayo Saka by signing a new contract with better terms.

According to football.london, the club is presently preparing to begin contract negotiations with Odegaard.

The 24-year-old has missed only one Premier League game all season, highlighting his importance to the team, and has tallied 15 goals with eight assists in 37 appearances.

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