Arsenal’s Pre-Season Maneuvers: Bid Farewell to 2 Stars, Embrace Stellar Goalkeeper, and Navigating Transfer Waters

Arsenal’s Pre-Season Maneuvers: Bid Farewell to 2 Stars, Embrace Stellar Goalkeeper, and Navigating Transfer Waters

Less than a week before the kick-off of the Premier League, Arsenal is bidding farewell to 2 stars while eagerly anticipating the arrival of a top-notch goalkeeper. Just recently, Arsenal clinched its first title of the 2023/24 season by defeating Manchester City in the FA Community Shield. However, right after this victory, the Emirates Stadium is gearing up for a significant shake-up in its squad.

According to reputable journalist David Ornstein from The Athletic, Arsenal has reached an agreement to transfer goalkeeper Matt Turner to Nottingham Forest. The American star is expected to undergo a medical examination later today (Monday, according to UK time) before officially joining City Ground:

“Nottingham Forest has secured the signing of goalkeeper Matt Turner from Arsenal. The American star is scheduled to undergo a medical examination at the end of today (Monday, UK time).

Turner had joined Arsenal from the New England Revolution and was among the players Forest had targeted to fill the void in the goal, following the expiration of loan deals for Dean Henderson and Keylor Navas.”

In the latest update from Ornstein, Arsenal has finalized an agreement to acquire goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford for £30 million. The Spanish national team goalkeeper will undergo medical tests within the next 24 to 48 hours. Raya boasts exceptional ball-handling skills with his feet, making him a prime contender to challenge Aaron Ramsdale for the starting position this season.

Regarding Arsenal’s transfer dealings, Turkish outlet has revealed that midfielder Jorginho has informed the club’s leadership about an invitation to join Fenerbahce. The Turkish powerhouse is ready to submit a transfer offer to Arsenal before the transfer window closes.

During the pre-season phase, Jorginho had limited playing time, accumulating a total of 114 minutes across 4 matches. However, in the recent FA Community Shield clash against Manchester City, Manager Mikel Arteta opted for new signing Declan Rice alongside Thomas Partey, sidelining the Italian player.

On Fenerbahce’s side, the club is actively bolstering its squad for the upcoming season. Earlier, they secured a string of quality signings, including Dusan Tadic, Edin Dzeko, Sebastian Szymanski, and Rodrigo Becao.”

Hoan Le