Sky Sports transfer guru Kaveh Solhekol has claimed that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is not happy about missing out on Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer.
The Gunners are looking for a new striker, but we’ll have to sell either Alexandre Lacazette or Eddie Nketiah first. That hasn’t happened yet and if reports are to be believed, we’ve missed out on a player because of that.
Abraham was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and reports this week claimed that he had even told his Chelsea teammates that he wanted to go to the Emirates this summer. However, the Gunners didn’t make a move for him, and he’s now on his way to AS Roma.
Mikel Arteta ‘upset’ over missing out on Tammy Abraham
Solhekol spoke on Sky Sports yesterday about Abraham. He revealed that the Englishman’s move to the Italian capital is imminent, and claimed that Arteta is really upset that Edu didn’t sign the striker for Arsenal.
He said on Sky Sports (Monday, 07:50 pm): “Mikel Arteta wanted him. And, we have been told today that Mikel Arteta is upset about the fact that Arsenal didn’t get Tammy Abraham and he has gone to Roma.”
The Insider’s View:
Abraham would’ve been a very good signing for Arsenal. He offers something we don’t have in our attack at the moment, and the prospect of him getting on the end of Kieran Tierney’s crosses really excited supporters.
However, he is no longer an option for us. Abraham is on his way to Roma and he will likely be a huge hit there. He suits Jose Mourinho’s system very well, and the Portuguese tactician could really make him a world-class striker.
As for Arsenal, the clock’s ticking. The transfer window shuts in just two weeks time and we still need four new signings – goalkeeper, right-back, attacking midfielder and a new striker.
The striker situation will certainly depend on Lacazette and Nketiah’s futures, but if Edu really means business this summer, he should dive into the market and sign a new number nine irrespective of what happens with our other forwards.