Arsenal football club are still very busy in the transfer market despite having less than 48 hours before the 2021 summer transfer window closes.
This summer transfer window will close in England on August 31, 2021, at noon local time. Despite the short time left before the window closes, reports claimed that Arsenal are doing everything possible to secure the signatures of at least three players.
Three of the players who seemed to be a priority for the embattled Premier League club are Marco Asensio of Real Madrid, Houssem Aouar of Lyon, and Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid.
If Arsenal can secure the signatures of these three players this summer, that means that Arsenal signed eight new players during the 2021 summer transfer window.
Recall that Arsenal have already spent £129 million on five players earlier in the summer which made them the highest spenders so far in the transfer window. Notable among Arsenal’s new arrivals are Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Martin Ødegaard, and Aaron Ramsdale.
Despite the arrival of these football stars at the Emirates Stadium, nothing much has changed. They have been recording back-to-back defeats in the Premier League so far this season.
In three Premier League games, Arsenal have recorded three defeats and are yet to score a goal. Their poor run of games have ended them at the bottom of the league table.
Due to the poor run of games, reports claimed that Arsenal’s board has given the club’s coach, Mikel Arteta until October 2021 to change the fortunes of the club positively or get sacked.
If Arteta is sacked after October, he is likely to be replaced by out of job, coach Antonio Conte who left Inter Milan after helping the Italian club to win the Serie A last season.
What we know about the three players Arsenal are likely to sign before the closure of this summer transfer window
- Marco Asensio
Arsenal are reportedly trying to stage a last-minute deal for 25-year-old Real Madrid and Spanish right-winger Marco Asensio according to a report by The Sun.
Asensio is reportedly not in the plans of the coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti. Hence, if Arsenal can pay at least £34 million, the Spanish footballer might sign for the Gunners before midnight on Tuesday, August 31.
Asensio still has two seasons left on his contract with Real Madrid and it is not clear yet if he would like to join Arsenal at this point.
- Houssem Aouar
Houssem Aouar is a Lyon midfielder who seems not to be enjoying his game in French Ligue 1. Hence, the French club are prepared to sell him to any interested club.
The Sun reported that Lyon are ready to offer Arsenal the 23-year-old midfielder on a loan-to-buy deal but Arsenal are still weighing the available options.
If the Premier League club make up their mind tonight, August 29, the Frenchman would be in London tomorrow for his medical. He still has two seasons left on his contract with Lyon.
- Kieran Trippier
Arsenal are still hoping that they can convince Kieran Trippier to leave Atletico Madrid for the struggling Premier League club.
Daily Express reported that Arsenal are trying to offload six players within 48 hours to raise money to buy the 30-year-old English right-back.
Arsenal reportedly need nothing less than £51 million to pay for the services of the England international who still has two seasons left on his contract with Atletico Madrid.