Arsenal’s hectic summer transfer window is nearing its end.
Technical director Edu has been tasked with ending the Gunners’ five-year hiatus from the UEFA Champions League and has therefore brought in five young players in recent weeks.
The Brazilan has added English duo Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White, Portuguese fullback Nuno Tavares, Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and Norway captain Martin Odegaard for a combined £132million, more than any other Premier League club has spent this summer.
However, the new signings haven’t had any meaningful impact as of yet, as the Gunners currently sit bottom of the table after three games – following losses against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The north London club’s disappointing start to the season could mean they are forced into some last-minute transfer business, with head coach Mikel Arteta clearly still in need of a right-back given the poor performances of Calum Chambers and Cedric in recent weeks.
Arsenal have been linked with Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier this summer and they may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the 30-year-old defender, after Lille full-back Zeki Celik’s agent claimed that the Spanish giants are pursuing a move for his client.
His agent told Haber Global via Transfermarketweb: “It is true that Atletico are interested in Zeki Celik, there is the proposal. We are evaluating it.”
Atletico’s interest in the Turkish international, who has also been previously linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, could help the Gunners’ land Trippier, who is unlikely to settle for a place on the bench if Celik signs and becomes Diego Simeone’s starting right-back.
Still, Arsenal will need to offload one of their current right-backs if they want to land Trippier, with Hector Bellerin appearing to be the most likely to depart north London.
Source by Football London