(JPW)January 20 – Leandro Trossard confirmed as newest Arsenal signing North London's newest arrival. com/utp1apPmmv — Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 20, 2023January 19 – Trossard talks intensifyIt seems like Leandro Trossard is getting closer to joining Arsenal in January. Per Fabrizio Romano, the Brighton and Belgium star has agreed personal terms and is just waiting for the Gunners and Seagulls to agree a transfer fee.
This all feels very Willian and Luis Diaz esque. (JPW) Exclusive: Chelsea are in talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over a deal for Mykhaylo Mudryk and could hijack Arsenal's move. Darijo Srna expected in London to meet with the Blues this week. More on @TheSunFootball shortly. #CFC#AFC — Jack Rosser (@JackRosser_) January 3, 2023January 3 – Improved bid for Mudryk but Chelsea lurkingAnother day, another update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Mykhaylo Mudryk. Per a report from Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal have submitted a bid of over $52.
Chelsea will act if #AFC move collapses. com/P0svkKIyyw — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 3, 2023December 30 – Shakhtar negotiating with Arsenal over Mudryk transferThat sound you can hear is Arsenal fans rubbing their hands with glee as Edu and Co. aim to sign one of the top young wingers in Europe. According to Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin, Arsenal are speaking with the Ukrainian club and they are haggling over a transfer fee. Arsenal have reportedly had an offer of over $66 million rejected by Shakhtar. The Ukrainian giants are said to want close to $100 million.
8 million up front to Shakhtar Donetsk. Plenty of add ons are included in the deal too. Romano adds that if Arsenal and Shakhtar cannot agree a fee, Chelsea are waiting in the wings to snap up the extremely talented Ukraine international. Mudryk, 21, is Arsenal’s main target in the January window and given their recent recruitment success, it seems likely he will be another key part of Mikel Arteta’s jigsaw. (JPW) Arsenal second proposal for Mykhaylo Mudryk is close to €50m fixed fee plus add-ons. Shakhtar expected to make a decision, the clubs are in direct contact. ⚪️🔴🇺🇦 #AFC Personal terms, never been an issue – Arsenal is player's priority.
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💬 "It’s huge for me that Arsenal were interested and that I’m able to be here. " We're so happy to have you here, Jakub 🙌 — Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 23, 2023January 23 – USMNT star Weston McKennie linked with $22-27 million transferAccording to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie is wanted by Arsenal. Per the report, Arsenal are in talks with Juve and are willing to spend around $22-27 million on McKennie. The American midfielder could be part of the mass exodus at Juventus given the recent turmoil at the club, as the Italian giants were just handed a 15-point deduction amid ongoing investigations into finances and the governance of the club.
If Arsenal could sign Raphinha for less than the $70 million Barcelona paid for him last summer, that would represent a very good deal for the Gunners. He knows the Premier League inside out and his style of play would suit this Arsenal side extremely well as he could rotate in and out of the lineup with Saka and Martinelli. (JPW)January 15 – Gunners have interest in Leandro TrossardAccording to David Ornstein, Arsenal are now interested in signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton. After missing out on Mudryk, the Gunners still want to improve their options out wide and Trossard has six months left on his current deal at Brighton with the Seagulls having an option to extend his contract by a year. Trossard, 28, has been left out of Brighton’s recent squads and his agents released a statement saying his time at Brighton is basically up after falling out with manager Roberto De Zerbi. Trossard is proven in the Premier League and will be a very good option to rotate into Arsenal’s attacking lineup.
Sky Sports says that Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are in hot pursuit of Real Valladolid right back Ivan Fresneda. Marca says that Fresneda missed Valladolid training amid reports that Arsenal matched BVB’s $15 million bid for the back. The 18-year-old has started regularly for Valladolid this season when healthy and has represented Spain at the U-18 and U-19 levels. Valladolid doesn’t have a lot of the ball so there are limited ways to judge his attacking production even by advanced metrics, but he does rank well in receiving the ball and has terrific numbers in tackles, interceptions, and clearances according to FBref. com. (NM)January 24 – Leeds join battle for McKennieAfter USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie was linked with a move to Arsenal, it appears that Leeds United are also keen on the American.