Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta managed to be among the top ten this season by finishing in 8th place in this English Premier League season. In the previous season, his team was in 10th place, but development in strategies and game plans makes it happen for him.
At the time of Mikel Arteta’s appointment, Arsenal were struggling a lot on the pitch. None of the things went right for them at the time. Mikel Arteta then accepted the offer and took over the club’s responsibility in such a situation.
In addition, he began to improve the team by transferring the players. Where he landed some talent in the Emirates and now they became an important part of the club. He made loan offers with the players to send and bring players to North London.
As part of his plan, Mikel Arteta also tried to buy some young talent. However, he had scouted a few players throughout this season along with his management staff. So he is able to launch a deal for the youngsters.
According to a report from Goal, Arsenal are looking at the position to launch a bid for the 25-year-old Ajax goalkeeper. Ajax shot-stop Onana was on the Gunners’ radar, but his suspension due to the hopeful component found in his body keeps the north London side away from him in January.
While a reduction in the players’ penalty period from 12 months to 9 months catches Gunners eye again. Even though he is out of the game for a few months, Mikel Arteta would also like him because of his unique gameplay.
If Arsenal sign Onana, when will he be available to play?
Andre Onana was banned in February 2021 for 12 months, but after an explanation of his situation, he was given relaxation for 9 months. The board also told them he can attend the club’s practice session two months before his ban period.
Therefore, it is clear that Andre Onana will participate in the team selection process in November 2021. So it will be grateful to Arsenal if they make the deal happen in this transfer window. Signing onana will also give them a lot of benefits.
Another reason why Mikel Arteta wants to sign him is because Leno’s existence with Arsenal has not yet been rectified. Ryan also went back to Brighton and Hove Albion on his loan spells. So there is a need for a proper goalkeeper for the Gunners.
Before that, Andre Onana was the first-choice goalkeeper for Ajax. His fast reflexes along with game-building ability by helping pass move the ball forward is one of Onana’s strengths.
In addition, Ajax is looking for new players who are on a free transfer. Because of which Arsenal had a good chance to grab his deal in this transfer window. A report stated that Arsenal will only bid £ 7m, and that it will also be affordable for the Dutch.
Going forward, if Onana arrived in the North London team, then they will strengthen their shot-blocking strength in the next Premier League season. His arrival depends on how talks between the two clubs will take place.