In a brief uplifting, Arsenal has savoured an undefeated streak for a while now. Their last shellacking came at the hands of Mamchester City in August and since then Arteta has found a way to arrest the club’s decline and the players have put in decent shifts to keep themselves afloat.
A resurgent Arsenal bested Leicester City last week with a fine display as Emile Smith-Rowe and Gabriel found the back of the net in the opening half. This victory came as an emphatic boost given Leicester’s show of supremacy against Manchester United a couple of weeks back.
The frustrations of Donny van De Beek
This victory was against the Foxes wasn’t the only good thing that happened to the Gunners in the weekend as they were also tipped with the news of Donny Van De Beek changing agents to complete a move away from Manchester United in the forthcoming summer.
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As reports of dissent and lack of gametime at Old Trafford sparked moments of discontent in the Dutch midfielder, he wanted to engineer a move away from United in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal initially inquired about Donny Van de Beek before roping in Albert Sambi Lokonga and completing a permanent move of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid. However, after the two signings, the Gunners didn’t really continue their interest in the former Ajax midfielder.
However, the fact that he still hasn’t managed to rack himself some gametime and has been warming the bench, the Arsenal fans believe that their club may once again pursue the young sensation in the winter window.
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Though the Gunners will be extremely cautious with their next move, Arsenal director, Edu may have been handed over a headstart in the process of grabbing the Dutch international. Recently, Van de Beek changed his agent after advice from his teammates to complete the move away from the club in the upcoming winter.
As per reports, Van De Beek changed agents last week after being advised by his United teammates and is being currently managed by Ali Durson who also takes care of other big names like Victor Lindelof and Frenkie de Jong.
Reports also state that the Wolves and Everton may come looking for this young lad, it won’t be astonishing if Arsenal renews their interest in the youngster.
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Arsenal icon, Ian Wright weighed in on with his opinion regarding the involvement of Van De Beek. He said on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, “Donny van de Beek, he’s someone that I wish someone more like Arsenal could have taken. When you look at [Paul] Pogba, what he’s doing, and you look at Bruno Fernandes – that is Donny van de Beek’s position.”
He continued by saying, “So people are thinking they’re going to see Van de Beek [sitting] with Pogba and Fernandes, but I don’t think that’s going to happen, because as much as he can play there, that’s not his preferred position to play.”
He concluded by saying that Donny is an excellent player but his timing of arrival at Manchester wasn’t ideal and that is what has been the major cause of all the indifference.