Who will Arsenal target after Jurrien Timber’s injury? Tavares transfer and Onana doubt

Who will Arsenal target after Jurrien Timber’s injury? Tavares transfer and Onana doubt

With just over two weeks remaining in the transfer window, Arsenal is currently experiencing a very intriguing period. A confirmation that Jurrien Timber has indeed incurred an ACL injury could change the Gunners’ stance on the transfer market.

This may be related to the succession of departures this week involving Nuno Tavares, Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Cedric.

With everything going on, it seemed like the ideal moment for a football Q&A.Kaya Kaynak is London’s principal Arsenal correspondent. Here, we review the significant events of Wednesday’s session.

Howdy, Kaya What is the current status of Cedric Soares? Do we anticipate anything from this transaction?

KK: Excellent topic! Villarreal, Sporting CP, Porto, and Benfica are all interested in signing Cedric. All four have approached his agent informally. Arsenal were expecting an offer after he was omitted from the US tour squad, but nothing official has arrived as of yet. However, it would astonish me if he remained in north London beyond the end of the window.

Hello Kaya, In the January transfer window, we have been linked to Amadou Onana. Assuming our outgoings go through, is Mike/Edu still interested in recruiting Onana (someone younger to learn from Partey)?

KK: Thanks for your inquiry! I must admit that it would astonish me if Arsenal signed another midfielder before the transfer window closes, even if the Onana chant would be spectacular! I believe that next summer, with Jorginho, Partey, and Elneny all potentially departing, Arsenal will begin looking for long-term replacements. Obviously, they already have Declan Rice, but don’t forget that Charlie Patino and Myles Lewis-Skelly are members of the youth academy, so keep a watch on them. Regarding Onana, I suppose it will hinge on whether he is still available at the time. If he is, there is a good possibility Arsenal will pursue him again.

Due to Timber’s absence, it has been suggested that we may seek to acquire another defender. Other than Laporte, who appears destined for Saudi Arabia, are there any players or personalities to watch for?

KK: Thanks for your inquiry! Since Timber will be sidelined for a while, I haven’t heard anything to indicate that Arsenal is actively seeking a replacement. Even though losing such a talented player is a major blow, they have an abundance of defenders. If Kieran Tierney leaves, the Gunners may feel the need to re-enter the transfer market, as Mikel Arteta felt he didn’t have enough players at the end of last season, and Arsenal would only be one injury away from being in the same position if something goes wrong.

Which sale is currently the most advanced?

KK: You’d have to suggest Nuno Tavares given that a bid from Nottingham Forest has reportedly been received. He has received interest from clubs in Germany and England, but his current preference is to remain in the Premier League.

Who will Arsenal target after Jurrien Timber’s injury? Tavares transfer and Onana doubt