Last week saw much needed wins for Arsenal fans and the club in general. After three consecutive defeats in the Premier League, many were already projecting that Mikel Arteta’s side would give bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur fourth place in the battle for Champions League qualification.
But with Spurs failing to win their last two games, while Arsenal secured big wins over Chelsea and Manchester United, who had also started looking with a big chance, the Gunners are now back in a strong position. to take fourth place. .
With Spurs drawing 0-0 at Brentford at the late start on Saturday, it means Arsenal are once again in control of the race into the top four with five games remaining. After being three points behind their rivals a week ago, they now hold a two-point lead after recent twists and turns.
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The 2021/22 campaign has been a really positive one for Arsenal, and although there have been setbacks along the way, it is clear that the club is building something special at the Emirates Stadium.
This summer will arguably be the club’s most important as they look to set themselves up for long-term success. Here’s a look at the latest transfer rumours:
The price of Darwin Núñez is revealed
Europe’s second top scorer, behind only Robert Lewandowski, is a man who is expected to be in high demand this summer, as Benfica’s Darwin Nunez has impressed throughout this season. Nunez has 25 goals this campaign in a breakout season for the Uruguayan and has been linked with several big European clubs.
Portuguese outlet Record reported that Arsenal are one of the favorites to sign the 22-year-old. However, Benfica are expected to ask for £56m, as The Sun has reported.
Arsenal will surely be in the market for a striker after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette will leave as a free agent.
Arsenal want Gabriel Jesus as their main signing
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will be available this summer and the club appear certain of signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian will instantly become the main man at City, with Jesus falling further down the pecking order as he continues to be linked with an estrangement.
The Telegraph have reported that Arsenal are eyeing Jesus as their top signing of the summer as they look to replace the aforementioned Lacazette and Aubameyang this summer.
The report suggests that Edu is closely monitoring Jesus’ situation at City, with a possible offer after the season.
Lautaro Martínez wants to move to the Premier League
Finally, recent reports suggest that Lautaro Martinez is now very keen to move to the Premier League.
Arsenal are one of many teams reportedly eyeing Inter striker Martinez who could leave Italy this summer. Italian outlet Calciomercato has reported that the Argentine striker is not happy with Inter after losing his place as a starter in the team to new signing Edin Dzeko, who has started in Milan.
However, Martinez still boasts impressive stats, scoring 17 goals this season while impressing against Liverpool at Anfield. Martinez had a £92m release clause that had expired last summer, with the outlet reporting that an offer of around £60m could now see Inter sell the 24-year-old.