Arsenal finds themselves quite busy at the start of the summer, with the club linked to a plethora of players.
The Gunners are determined to overcome the disappointment of the 2020-21 season by investing in the transfer market as they begin preparations to climb back up to the top four in the Premier League table next campaign.
Mikel Arteta is eyeing multiple signings to bring his plans to life at the Emirates. Arsenal wants to add more firepower to their attack but is also interested in strengthening their midfield.
On that note, let’s take a look at the top Arsenal transfer news from June 22, 2021.
Arsenal considering move for Mexican winger
According to Caught Offside via Daily Mail, Arsenal is mulling a move for Jesus Corona. The Gunners are aiming to strengthen their forward line this summer and are considering a number of options to fit Arteta’s methods.
The Mexican winger, who has been in excellent form for Porto this season, has piqued the Spaniard’s interest. The 28-year-versatility old’s intrigues Arteta, who believes he might be a valuable addition to the team.
Corona would compete directly for a starting XI slot alongside Nicolas Pepe and Willian, although he could also play as a right-back or wing-back.
Arsenal needs upgrades to various positions in the team, so the Porto winger could be a smart addition to their squad.
The Gunners will also hugely benefit from his attacking qualities in the final third, with the current crop of forward players failing to impress in the 2020/21 season.
Corona could even be an upgrade to Hector Bellerin, who looks set to leave, having failed to live up to expectations at the Emirates. The Mexican has spent six seasons at Porto, amassing 269 appearances and scoring 31 goals.
Arsenal monitoring La Liga midfielder
According to The Sport Review through Marca, Arsenal is keeping an eye on Guido Rodriguez. Since joining Real Betis in La Liga in 2019, the Argentine has been a rock for the club.
Rodriguez has established himself as a key member of the Betis squad, scoring the game-winning goal in Argentina’s Copa America victory over Uruguay.
The Gunners are looking for a defensive midfielder this summer after losing Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, and Matteo Guendouzi. Rodriguez fits the criteria perfectly.
💪 Guido Rodriguez made more tackles and interceptions combined (166) than any other player in La Liga last season— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 21, 2021
🗞️ @marca are reporting that Arsenal are the frontrunners to sign the Real Betis midfielder pic.twitter.com/WGXAeFJ59E
The 27-year-old has a release clause of £68 million in his current contract, which expires in three years. As such, Real Betis are in a strong position for any potential negotiations.
Gunners interested in Bundesliga star
Arsenal is interested in Marcel Sabitzer, according to Sport Witness via Gazzetta Dello Sport. Mikel Arteta is targeting a midfield revamp this summer and has turned his attentions to the Austrian.
Sabitzer registered eight goals and four assists in 27 appearances for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga last season. His current deal expires next year, which means the Gunners can sign him for a cut-price deal this summer.
Arsenal's finances will likely accommodate the German club's €17 million asking price for the midfielder.