Arsenal Transfer Reports: Last January 2022 player signing, lending and sales

After a strong summer in the player transfer market, Arsenal now finds itself pushing for a place in the Champions League this season, and manager Mikel Arteta has finally begun to assert his tactical influence over the team.

The Gunners are now firmly in fourth place and are still in the mix for the Carabao Cup (League Cup), but there are holes in the squad that need to be filled, starting forward.

The momentary expulsion of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provoked the need for a striker, Alexandre Lacazette returned only three goals in his 14 league matches, although the Frenchman gained strength from Aubameyang’s postponement. And although Gabriel and Ben White were a solid midfielder, the club could also benefit from an improvement over Rob Holding.

MORE: Are Balogun, Nketiah ready to leave in January?

Meanwhile, left-back Sead Kolasinac’s contract expired in the summer and the clubs are already interested in his services. The question is whether any of them will pay money for it in January.

Below is an updated list of Arsenal players’ transactions during the transfer window in January 2022 and an updated list of teams:

Arsenal transfers: winter window January 2022

Players in:

date Player Position Age Club Transfer / loan fee

Players outside:

date Player Position Age Club Transfer / loan fee
January 8 Ainsley Maitland-Niles MF 24 AS Roma – Loan until June 2022
– No possibility of permanent transmission
– Fee $ 566,000 + bonuses

Arsenal composition 2021-22

Below is an updated roster of Arsenal’s first team. New additions during January 2022 are in bold:

Goalkeepers (3): Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders (10): Cedric, Calum Chambers, Gabriel, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari, Nuno Tavares, Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White

Midfielders (7): Mohamed Elneny, Alberto Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka

Forwards (6): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Folarin Balogun, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal expected the basic line-up, taking into account possible changes in the staff in January:

Arsenal expected start eleven (4-2-3-1, left to right): Ramsdale (GK) – Tierney, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu – Partey, Xhaka – Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Saka – Lacazette.

Arsenal Advances: Leno (GK), Okonkwo (GK), Holding (CB), Chambers (CB), Pablo Mari (CB), Kolasinac (LB), Tavares (LB), Cedric (RB), El Neny (CM), Lokonga (CM) ), Aubameyang (CF), Balogun (CF), Nketiah (CF), Martinelli (LW), Pepe (RW).

(GK = goalkeeper; CB = middle defender; LB = left defender; RB = right defender; CM = middle midfielder; RM = right midfielder; CF = middle forward; LW = left wing; RW = right wing)

Rumors and reports of Arsenal’s transfer

Here is the latest information on Arsenal transfers based on reports in England:

Aubameyanga Status: Latest Updates

Cross-border speculation about Arsenal is regularly emerging Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang name. The Gabonese national team, who is at the African Nations Cup with his country, has been removed from the post of captain and has been expelled for the time being due to a disciplinary problem, and given that his contract expires in the summer of 2023, it could be perfect now. time to ensure the peak value of the potential transfer.

MORE: Why Aubameyang was stripped of his captain’s armband

Aubameyang’s situation could be an opportunity for Newcastle, which has trouble spending, but Arsenal veteran Granit Xhaka predicts that Auba will be “back and better than before” at Arsenal’s front line.

Arsenal is looking for a new striker

The Dušan Vlahovič links have been appearing more regularly lately. David Ornstein of The Athletic he said in his podcast that while it is still likely that Fiorentina will stay with Vlahovič until the summer, Arsenal is pushing hard to give the Italian club a reason to pull the trigger now. And according to other reports in England, including the Evening Standard, Arsenal is following developments Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton, who had returned after a broken toe. He has scored double-digit goals in each of the last two seasons.

Arteta wants to stay with the attackers Eddie Nketiah, whose contract ends in the summer. But the player longs for a longer playing time and a report from The Athletic states that he wants a change of environment. The same for Folarin Balogun, with a 20-year-old striker attracting a lot of interest in the loan, with reports that he is heading to Middlesbrough for a loan, he considers it a done deal and is just waiting for Balogun to shake off the match with COVID-19 to officially confirm his move.

Medium midfielders market

Rumors began in early December Georginio Wijnaldum would open a January move to hosting back into the Premier League, with life in the PSG not going well. Reports indicated that Arsenal was a pioneer, but that PSG was unwilling to let him go. The rumors spread when the window opened, with FourFourTwo saying Arsenal was working on a loan agreement to help cover AFCON’s departures.

Arsenal’s reported target Denis Zakaria he made it clear that he would not sign his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach again when his contract expired in the summer. But there are other clubs that are also in the mix for the 25-year field center.

Dutch midfielder of Barcelona Frenkie De Jong January may come as a surprise to Arsenal, and although there were no strong ties between the player and the club, there was talk in the press, with former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell supporting the move. The Dutch midfielder has mentioned Arsenal’s fascination in the past and wanted to imitate Marc Overmars.

On the outgoing queue, Ainsley Maitland-Niles he left and joined José Mourinho after moving on to Rome.

Other potential reinforcements to Arsenal

The Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy connected Arsenal with the Juventus wing Dejan Kulusevski, although the injury of Federico Chiesa ACL means that it is indispensable for Juventus, and 90 minutes he claims that Gunners is one of the few clubs monitored Patrik Schick from Bayer Leverkusen, although most of Europe is probably following the breakthrough star to the Euro.

Spaniard Don Balon has rarely used Arsenal Lukáš Jovič from Real Madrid, but it’s hard to see Los Merengues saying goodbye to their midfielder Karim Benzema.

Finally the star of Brighton Tariq Lamptey is according to Arsenal’s radar reporter Duncan Castles. Right defender Brighton & Hove Albion played for his club well and could deserve the big move he had been making since joining Brighton to make a permanent move from Chelsea.

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