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An Arsenal transfer disaster is only a matter of time after a report revealed that the player in question has decided to ruin their plans.
Arsenal was one of the most active players in the transfer market this summer. £ 125 million Had been sprayed out on five players before the deadline day, with The late arrival of Takehiro Tomiyasu that number bumped up to six.
A number of exits also became something. Loan departures for Hector Bellerin, Alex Runarsson and Reiss Nelson were given the green light on the last day.
Had Arsenal, however, got their way, Alexandre lacazette would also have resigned – albeit on a permanent agreement.
Football London report that Arsenal were ‘open’ to relieving the French striker that was once their club record in 2017 (£ 46.5m).
Now in the final year of his contract, the Gunners wanted it recover a fee to ensure he did not leave for free next summer. However, the article claims that his high salary wasted all bids submitted despite attempts at interest from Roma and Atletico Madrid.
Lacazette will therefore be in North London this season. But any hope of tying him to a new deal to warn of a free agent exit is apparently zero.
The report claims’sources close to the player have confirmed that he has no plans to extend his stay. ‘
As such, Arsenal now look set to lose Lacazette for nothing in 2022. He will be able to sign a prior contract deal with overseas clubs in January.
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Meanwhile, Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu on a long-term contract for a fee believed to be in the order of £ 19.75m. And is subject to international approval.
Technical Director Edu speaking to Arsenal’s official website, was delighted to bring in the defender.
“We are happy to have signed Takehiro, ”he said. “We’ve seen him for a while now. We are pleased that we have reached an agreement with Bologna. He is an important addition to our team. ”
Tomiyasu can play as a midfielder or as a right-back. And it seems that Mikel Arteta is also happy to land her husband.
“Takehiro is a strong defender with good experience in Serie A and internationally. He is a versatile defender with great defensive qualities, high technical ability and calm on the ball.
“He wants to be an important member of our squad. We look forward to Takehiro joining us when he returns from international service. ”
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