Premier League ruling hits Arsenal as double transfer announcement imminent - Football.London

Premier League ruling hits Arsenal as double transfer announcement imminent – Football.London

Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar can plan for the rest of Arsenal’s summer transfer window knowing that two major deals have been completed and another has been verbally agreed.

While signing new signings to improve their first-team squad is obviously important for The Gunners to challenge for the Premier League title again next season, it’s equally important to sign their best players. This calendar year, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka have already put new deals on paper.

William Saliba is expected to follow shortly understands that the Frenchman has verbally agreed to sign a new four-year contract, keeping him at the Emirates Stadium until 2027 at the latest and all that remains is his signature and therefore an official announcement.

With the trio aged 22 or under, it’s safe to say they will play a huge part in the club’s quest for success now and in the future, although they must all be entered into the 25-man Premier League squad from Arsenal to qualify for the league next season.

This marks a change from last season when they were classified as 21 or lower, allowing them to be part of the separate list. But players under 21 for the 2023/24 season must be born on or after January 1, 2002. Saka, Martinelli and Saliba are considered “homegrown” along with Benjamin White, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding, Aaron Ramsdale, Reiss Nelson, Arthur Okonkwo, and Folarin Balogun.

As this ruling will result in a minimum of three new names being signed into the Gunners’ Premier League squad for next season, what impact will this have amid rumors of an impending double announcement regarding the entry of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber to drive the club’s success? spending over £200 million?

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Well, Rice would be considered homegrown if the total number came to 11, but in this scenario only 14 foreign players could be named – usually 17 is the limit – and as things stand, the Gunners will have room need to make to register. Wood and two others.

This is because Gabriel Magalhaes, Mohamed Elneny, Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Jorginho, Jakub Kiwior, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Leandro Trossard, Matt Turner, Granit Xhaka, Oleksandr Zinchenko, new addition Kai Havertz, Runar Alex Runarsson, Cedric Soares, Nuno Tavares, Auston Trusty, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nicolas Pepe fall into the category of foreign players.

That said, Arsenal have already started the process of avoiding a squad registration problem understands that Xhaka, Balogun, Pepe and Trusty are all expected to leave this summer as are Okonkwo, Runarsson, Cedric, Tavares and Lokonga with regular first team football next season by no means a guarantee.

So assuming Rice and Timber’s sign, but the aforementioned nine players are let go, the Gunners would be left with nine homegrown players and 15 foreign players, successfully adhering to Premier League rules when they have a squad of 25 men will be allowed to name when the summer transfer window closes. early Sept.

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