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£60million Arsenal star is ready to quit this summer but wants to remain in the Premier League

Arsenal are already preparing themselves for the summer transfer window, with one star player desperate to leave the club.

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Arsenal are already planning their moves ahead of the summer transfer window. The Gunners spent over £200million on four new signings last summer and the club are expected to do similar again ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

Ahead of Arsenal’s victory over Newcastle United on Saturday night, the club’s technical director Edu Gaspar done an interview with TNT Sports where he spoke about the upcoming transfer window.

Edu: “To be fair there is a lot going on at the moment isn’t there? In my role I have to really look after not only the first team, but also I have to look after the women’s [team] and the academy as well.

“There are a lot of things to do, but of course we have started to plan ahead for the summer – on the recruitment – and lots of things are happening and we are really enjoying it.”

The Arsenal technical director was coy about who exactly the club were targeting when Rio Ferdinand pressed him on the potential arrival of a new centre-forward in the summer.

Edu explained: “I understand what the fans are asking for, but we already have our targets. We have planned a lot ahead of what we are going to face and I would be worries if we weren’t scoring a lot of goals and if we weren’t creating chances.

“But it is the opposite – I think we are creating a lot and we’re scoring a lot of goals. The plan is every year to try and get better and I think we are in a good moment and let’s see if we can keep improving and improving.”

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With Arsenal set to spend big again, a few first-team players are expected to be sold for big fees at the end of the season in order for the club to stay in line with FFP. One of them players is back-up keeper, Aaron Ramsdale.

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This season Aaron Ramsdale has lost his place as the Arsenal first-choice goalkeeper to new signing David Raya. The Gunners will pay £27million to complete the permanent signing of Raya from Brentford at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

The England international signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2021 and quickly displaced Bernd Leno of the number one shirt. Aaron Ramsdale was Mikel Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper up until September 2023, when David Raya started his first game and has kept his place in the starting eleven ever since.

The 25-year-old has only made five appearances in the Premier League with four of them coming in the first month of the season. The only other appearance he made was against Brentford, due to David Raya being unable to play against his parent club.

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In the UEFA Champions League, Ramsdale didn’t make his debut until the final game of the group stage, with David Raya starting the first five games on Arsenal’s return to the competition. It will now take a significant reversal in Ramsdale’s fortunes to convince him to stay.

Mikel Arteta managed to convince the England international to stay in North London in January. However Ramsdale’s departure is now deemed ‘inevitable’, according to The Athletic, due to the lack of game time he has received this season.

Ramsdale is desperate to be playing week in, week out at a top Premier League side as he feels he’s good enough and which will also give him the best chance of becoming the England number one in the near future.

Arsenal won’t let the player leave without a fight considering he only signed a new long-term contract at the club towards the end of last season. The Gunners will be looking for a fee between £50m-£60m in the summer if Aaron Ramsdale is to leave the club. That figure could rise if interest comes from a rival club.

Chelsea and Newcastle United are currently leading the race to sign the 25-year-old, but Aaron Ramsdale will want assurances he will be the new number one wherever he decides to go this summer.

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  1. Evd123

    February 27, 2024 at 10:28 am

    60 million? Bwa ha ha!!

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