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Arsenal to complete perfect midfield with Martin Zubimendi…

Before adding Martin Zubimendi to his ideal Arsenal midfield, Mikel Arteta must make one important choice.

Barcelona expressed interest in the Spain international this past summer, but he decided to commit to Sociedad for the 2023–2024 campaign. Sociedad’s success in securing a berth in the Champions League knockout stages has reduced the likelihood of him leaving, even with a £52 million release clause in his contract that appears realistic.

Although Goalsvibe knows a transfer in January is improbable at this stage, interest from North London has not diminished. In order to provide much-needed depth to the midfield, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz were both signed in the summer. Zubimendi is another possibility considered to solve the midfield’s long-term future for the team.

Although Zubimendi’s unwillingness to move on continues to be a barrier, Arsenal thinks they can get around it; the only issue is raising the money needed to finish the transfer. With the summer purchases of Rice, Havertz, and Jurrien Timber coming at a cost to Arsenal of about £200 million.

Reward money for this season’s accomplishments will help, but selling players—ideally native ones—is the only practical option to get money quickly. Given the direction his Arsenal career is taking, selling Emile Smith Rowe may yield pure profit from the sale of an academy star, which would be quite beneficial.

It’s not completely out of the question that the England international may move on in January; Aston Villa, Newcastle, and even Chelsea have all been linked to him. The 23-year-old is presently valued at £12.8 million, although it is definitely feasible to get more for his services should interest arise.

Even if someone like Smith Rowe leaves in January, Zubimendi might not sign, but a summer trade is definitely possible given that most teams’ main business is anticipated to be finished by then. With the exception of two La Liga games, Zubimendi has played 90 minutes in each of Sociedad’s games this season, demonstrating his value as the team’s mainstay under Imanol Alguacil.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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