A “confident” Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are performing what they can to finalise offers ahead of Monday’s deadline, having been seriously linked with Jorginho, Thomas Partey plus Houssem Aouar.
Chelsea’s Jorginho is one of a number of midfielders Arsenal are interested in, while the Gunners are still pursuing a deal intended for Thomas Partey that could be part-funded simply by Lucas Torreira moving the other method to Atletico Madrid.
Reviews in France, however , say speaks over a deal have collapsed among Arsenal and Lyon for Aouar.
Speaking in his post-match press conference after the 2-1 make an impression on Sheffield United, Arteta said: “I am confident we know exactly what we would like to do. We are trying our best in order to finalise the deals. Let’s notice what happens. I cannot comment [on players]. At the moment there is nothing definite.
“I cannot discuss the players we would like. We recognise certain positions we have been short in numbers and high quality.
“I’m really happy with the players that I possess, that is my job. Whatever we are able to add, of course , we will try to get it done but we have to be realistic. It’s a provide and take. Whoever jumps included will be welcomed. We all share exactly the same ambitions, we have a clear direction. inch
Though some Strategy fans have been critical of the panel for a lack of financial backing for Arteta, the Spaniard said: “I believe that I always try to be honest and obvious. I have 100 per cent backing through [the board]. I wouldn’t declare if I didn’t. ”
Transfer Deadline Day : October 5
The summer transfer window closes on 11pm on Monday, October five with a feast of activity during the day involving the biggest names in soccer.
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- Breakfast every day with David Ginola and Rachel Yankey
- The Soccer Show Special with Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole
- Countdown with Harry and Jamie Redknapp
- Supporters in the middle of the show with Sky VIP fan wall
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Below is all you need to know about Deadline Day and how to keep across all of the deals and drama with Skies Sports.
Wider: May red… where is the VAR?
There was debate at the Emirates as early as the 5th minute; after Oliver Burke experienced closed down and blocked Jesse Luiz, the defender, who was final man, grabbed onto the Scot’s shirt before Bernd Leno hurried out to clear.
Not necessarily clear whether Burke would have arrived at the ball before Leno, plus Burke did not fall to the surface, but Wilder believes it was an absolute red, and can’t believe this wasn’t referred to VAR.
“Well I’m sure he hasn’t drawn his own shirt, ” Wilder mentioned. “So someone has pulled this. For me it doesn’t matter how much or just how little he’s pulled it, he is pulled it.
“Where is VAR yet again? Precisely why isn’t he looking at it? A large decision yet again was not made. You will need bits and pieces to fall for you. It will not make sense.
“I do not think my voice is big enough, yet I thought VAR and the league had been all about consistency. Should I say this particular, or shouldn’t I… maybe I actually shouldn’t, but I’m thinking about if this was another team, or another floor, maybe. ”
Sheffield United were on the wrong finish of a similar incident in their 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa upon September 21, after last defensive player John Egan was dismissed just for tug on Ollie Watkins.
Wilder added in his post-match press conference: “He’s got to display courage, and there’s four or five deciding. I see it, my coaches view it, all our subs see it, our own players see it, but five individuals don’t see it. He’s pulled their shirt.
“They didn’t go over to look at VA, I don’t understand why. It offered the opposition a massive advantage, Constantly sit here and say we would have definitely won, but we’re able to have taken advantage, as Villa do when John was sent away from. ”
Souness: Luiz should have seen red
Sky Sports activities pundit Graeme Souness believes David Luiz was fortunate to still be on the pitch right after he appeared to pull Oliver Burke’s shirt when the Sheffield United guy was about to run through on objective early in that first half, enabling Bernd Leno to get to the basketball first and clear the danger.
“That is a sending-off, inch said Souness during the half-time split. “How can you not see that since someone pulling a shirt but not do something about it as a referee?
“How do you think the supervisor and team feel? They are searching for a break, that was their break, plus they’ve been denied it. ”
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