12 Feb 2022 | 09:03 | Football
Bukayo Saka’s incredible rise at Arsenal
The French striker is one of the most expensive deals of all time, when Barcelona spent £136 million to sign him from Dortmund in 2017. However, Dembele’s career at the Blaugrana was only tied to injury.
Things only really improved with the 24-year-old star from last season. Barca therefore wanted to keep Dembele with a new contract, but the player refused. Arsenal therefore face the opportunity to own Dembele next summer without spending any money.
The Dutch player attracted attention with his impressive performance in the group stage of this year’s Champions League. Noa Lang possesses speed, technique and fiery spirit, which is completely in line with the philosophy that Arsenal are pursuing.
The 22-year-old star currently has an explosive 2021/22 campaign with 8 goals and 12 assists in all competitions. Noa Lang is valued at 25 million euros by Transfermarkt, not too high for a winger who has confirmed his talent in the European arena.
Gnabry is the Gunner’s biggest “regret”. The German did not get a chance to show up at Emirates, forcing him to then play for Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim (on loan) before joining Bayern Munich and shining brightly.
Arsenal are facing the opportunity to correct mistakes, when Gnabry is rumored to have not reached an agreement to renew with the German Gray Lobster. The 26-year-old star’s contract is set to expire in 2023, so the Gunners will not have to pay too much if they recruit him next summer. The problem is that Arsenal have to compete with many big players like Liverpool, Man Utd, Barca…
Although Newcastle are struggling to stay relegated, Saint-Maximin still has an impressive performance when having 5 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League this season. Speed, the ability to swerve the ball is the most dangerous weapon of the 24-year-old star, and this is also the reason why he becomes the target of the defenders.
Saint-Maximin’s contract is valid until 2026. Newcaste will not easily let the French striker leave in this club’s project of “carp turning into a dragon”. However, joining a club rich in tradition and ambition like Arsenal is also something that Maximin can consider.