Arsenal are reportedly interested in the deal with Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea this summer. The shooters see the Frenchman as a possible replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, whose future at the club is uncertain.
According to the Daily Mail, Borussia Monchengladbach are ready to let Plea go in the summer if they want to lower wages. The German giants are likely to accept an urgent offer of around 15 million euros.
Plea arrived at Gladbach from Nice in 2018. He was very impressive to the club as the ability to play over the front line was a big advantage for the team. Plea is not a productive goalkeeper, but Plea is good at combining matches and creating chaos for the defenders on the move. He wanted to be a valuable addition to Mikel Arteta’s range.
Arsenal have had problems in advance this season
Arsenal were not very deadly in front of goal this season as striker duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could not score straight. Aubameyang is particularly disappointing because he has not been able to meet the high standards he has set for himself in recent years. He has only scored 13 goals in all tournaments this season. The Arsenal captain is currently out of action after receiving malaria during his international service with Gabon.
Alexandre Lacazette has had a slightly better season. He is currently Arsenal’s top scorer, scoring 17 goals in all competitions. The Frenchman was in good shape before injuring his hind leg last week against Fulham. Arsenal may have a hard time keeping up with the duo if they do not get into European football this season. The shooters most likely to qualify now are the Europa League as they play against Villareal in the league semi-final on Thursday.
Mikel Arteta hopes that there will be enough firepower on his side to overtake the Spanish side without too much effort, as qualification through the Premier League seems very unlikely.
Thierry Henry criticized Arsenal after ESL’s failure
Thierry Henry has moved to Arsenal for his participation in the European Super League. The Gunners announced last week that they were part of ESL’s 12 founding clubs before a massive response from fans forced them to withdraw their statements.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes the club has lost its core value and is run more as a company than as a football team. He told The Telegraph:
– I do not recognize myself in my club, and what has happened now with those who tried to participate in a closed league, makes no sense to me. They ran the club as a company, not as a football club, and they showed their hands. Perhaps there is a lack of understanding of the fundamental values of football, and perhaps the money was too big for temptations. Whatever it was, they were wrong. Bad error. ”
“I was really shocked than most people and I could not believe what was happening. I have never spoken to before, but recently it happened, made me understand the fans, this is your club. This is your club, and I’m also an Arsenal fan I’m proud of what fans have not only reached Arsenal but all fans, resulting in a football victory.
Arsenal owners will not sell the club
Josh, son of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, attended a fan forum on Wednesday where he answered many questions from fans. The American quickly dismissed rumors of the club’s sale. He explained:
I think from the perspective of English fans and this was so instructive for me that they want to see more great games. But as a Chelsea supporter wrote for the character I saw online recently, you still have your cold nights at Stoke. I think of myself who sent a strong message about the English Premier League, football in the UK as a whole and fans all over England.
We were wrong and that is why we are here today. I think we can continue our position as guardians of Arsenal. Strengths outside the club put us in a very difficult position. We have the same plans for the summer as a few weeks ago and I’m still excited about it.