Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday (January 22) in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta’s wards are flying high in the league table after 18 games, while their opponents are eight points adrift in fourth place.
Meanwhile, Declan Rice preferred to go to the Emirates. Elsewhere, the Gunners have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Eduardo Kamavanga. On that note, here’s a look at the top arms transfer stories on January 22, 2023:
Declan Rice prefers to go to the Emirates.
Declan Rice Prefer to move. weapon finished ChelseaAccording to The Guardian. The English midfielder is likely to leave. West Ham United At the end of the season.
The 24-year-old has been outstanding for the Hammers in recent seasons but is now itching to take the next step in his career. The player is not short of options, with the Blues and Gunners among the clubs keen to secure his signature.
Rice was part of the Chelsea academy in his early years but was let go before he could realize his potential. The club’s management are keen to rectify their mistake and are now pushing to secure his signature. However, the Englishman wants to move to the Emirates, as he is keen on the idea of playing under Arteta.
The Spanish manager has guided his side to the top of the league this season, making them favorites to go all the way. However, Arteta knows his side need reinforcements to maintain their recent run of form and wants to install Rice in the center of midfield. West Ham would ideally like to demand a hefty fee of over £100 million for their star man.
However, the Englishman’s current contract expires in 2024, and he is yet to commit to a new deal. As such, the 24-year-old could be available on a cut-price deal at the end of the season. Rice has made 26 appearances for the Hammers this season, scoring one goal and setting up three more.
Arsenal suffer a blow to Eduardo Kamavanga
There has been a setback in his quest to acquire the weapons. Eduardo Camavanga To the Emirates
The French midfielder is one of the brightest young talents at the moment and has been quite impressive along the way. Real Madrid. However, he is reportedly worried at the Santiago Bernabeu after failing to become a regular under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Gunners are hoping to secure his signature by offering him regular first-team football.
The north London giants have been heavily linked with a move for the player this month. However, speaking recently, as quoted by 90 Minutes, the player’s agent Joshua Barnett has said that his client is happy with Los Blancos:
“(His departure) is not realistic. Of course every club in the world would want him, but he is very happy at Real Madrid, and Real Madrid are very happy with Kamavanga,” Barnett said.
Speaking recently, Ancelotti also stressed that the 20-year-old is firmly in his plans.
“I really believe in him. Of course, I’ve taken him off a couple of times at the end of the first half, and I haven’t always been fair to him in that regard, but I have full confidence in him, and he’ll be there tomorrow. “Will contribute to the team as he always does,” Ancelotti said.
Kamavanga has appeared 26 times in matches for the La Liga giants this season, registering one assist.
Edu Gasper wants Raphinha at Emirates.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has said that Arsenal’s sporting director Edo Gaspar is a fan of Rafinha.
The 26-year-old moved to Barcelona from Leeds United last summer but is struggling to settle at the Camp Nou. Arteta is looking for attacking additions and is now set for a return for the player.
The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for the Brazilian last summer but failed to get a deal over the line. Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke said Edu believes his compatriot would be the perfect fit at the Emirates.
“It makes a lot of sense, Arsenal’s interest in Rafinha. Obviously they were very keen to sign him last summer before he moved to Barcelona, so I’m sure he’s on the radar. The Brazilian is also a huge fan and thinks he could be a good fit for Arsenal,” said O’Rourke.
Raphinha has made 24 appearances for the Blaugrana this season, registering four goals and six assists.
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