Premier league news Villarreal join Arsenal in the race to sign reported target Emerson Royal Last spor news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Arsenal are poised to be amongst the Premier League's busiest clubs as far as the the summer transfer window is concerned, with manager Mikel Arteta keen to add new faces to his squad
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A busy summer lies ahead for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. After what has proven to be a largely disappointing campaign for the north London club, big changes are likely to occur at the Emirates Stadium over the coming months, certainly as far as the make up of the first-team squad is concerned. Arteta is keen to make big changes to his squad in the coming months, with several players, as reported by football.london last month, poised to be made available for transfer, including the likes of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi. But whilst Arsenal will be keen to offload those who no longer figure in his plans, he will also be desperate to add a crop new faces, which will only be possible once he has raised funds by offloading those who no longer have a future at the Emirates Stadium. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now As well as the likes of Ainsley Maitland Niles, Torreira and Guendouzi being available for permanent exits this summer, right-back Hector Bellerin's stay in north London could also come to an end. The Spaniard, who has been with the Gunners since the summer of 2011, is keen on leaving the club if the right opportunity arises and Arsenal could be prepared to grant him his wish. Should he leave the club this summer, signing a new right-back is likely to be towards the top of Arteta's wish list, with the Gunners chief keen to bolster an array of different positions. In recent weeks, one player who Arsenal have been heavily linked with is Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, who is currently on loan at Real Betis. The 22-year-old, who has been named in Brazil's squad for the upcoming Olympic games in Tokyo alongside Gunners duo Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli, has produced an array of impressive performances at Betis this term, sparking interest in his signature ahead of the summer. Read More Related Articles Arsenal fans make William Saliba point after what happened in the FA Cup final at Wembley Read More Related Articles The Matteo Guendouzi transfer decision that offers a big hint about his Arsenal future But Arsenal, should they require the need to sign a new right-back if Bellerin does leave the club, will face competition for Emerson's signature. That is because, according to a report by Mundo Deportivo, Villarreal, who recently knocked the Gunners out of the UEFA Europa League, are also keen on signing the Brazilian this summer to bolster their full-back options.
News source = PremierLeague-News.Com
. They will compete in the Champions League if they beat Manchester United in the Europa League final in just over a week's time. However, their league position in La Liga could see them qualify for the Europa League once again if beaten by United. In truth, it is hard to understand why Villarreal would be so keen on adding Emerson to their ranks because they already find themselves well stocked at right-back, with both Ruben Pena and Mario Gaspar available to manager Unai Emery.
Arsenal unveil new away kit for 2021-22 season
Arsenal's new pearl 'citrine pale yellow' is available to buy now from ArsenalDirect. Purchases will be exclusive to Arsenal and kit manufacturers Adidas until May 20. The jersey is inspired from an old classic from the club's past, celebrating 50 years since the club won the league and FA Cup double.
This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it.Learn more
As well as those two being options for Emery, Villarreal do have the option to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth for €15million at the end of the season. The Argentine has frequently played at right-back for the Spanish outfit this term and has impressed, meaning the La Liga outfit could be keen on landing him on a permanent basis. But even if they do land Foyth, Villarreal could still be considered as contenders to land Emerson because they have a tendency to stockpile full-backs.
Source = PremierLeague-News.Com