Arsenal legend Alan Smith says he is bemused by Manchester City’s reported interest in RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol.
Head coach Mikel Arteta has been encouraged to sell Arsenal attacking duo Folarin Balogun and Nicolas Pepe before next season.
Arsenal legend Alan Smith believes Gabriel is a “concern” for Mikel Arteta, who will look to replace the centre-half “in the future”.
Alan Smith has praised Arsenal and their recruitment team, using Martin Odegaard as an example of a player whose value has significantly increased.
“He doesn’t appear to be [Mikel] Arteta’s cup of tea. He’s not consistent and not many coaches like that.”
“I do like him. He’s a bums off seats kind of player but the idea is to create a bigger squad.”
“If they can get into the Champions League, that should give them a stronger hand in terms of attracting players.”
“Having the points on the board is massive.”
“It is a gamble. Every time the team cannot score a goal, that will be thrown in his face.”
“They have come a long way this season and there’s a tight team spirit at the Emirates Stadium.”
“Arteta could go with a false nine, which a lot of the top coaches like to do… He could be a handful.”
“First and foremost, he’s got to sort out that defence which has been nowhere near good enough.”
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“Would it be out of the question to throw some in on Sunday to offer fresh ideas and enthusiasm? I mean, we’re talking about Burnley, not Bayern Munich…”
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“No-one could ever replicate it, so it was [about me] trying to do as good a job in a similar position.”
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