Tomiyasu ruled out of Arteta plans…Arsenal try to sign RB → first offer ‘rejected’
Could Arsenal be looking for a replacement for Takehiro Tomiyasu? The Gunners have made a move for the right-back, but their first offer was rejected.
Arsenal have exceeded expectations this season. The original target was fourth place, just outside the UEFA Champions League (UCL) 스포츠토토 qualification zone, but they have been at the top of the table since the start of the season. After holding the top spot for nearly 240 days, the Gunners came close to winning the title, but slipped in the second half and were overtaken by Manchester City. While they didn’t win the title, Arsenal did secure second place, their best finish since Mikel Arteta took over.
Now, the goal for Arsenal is to keep the momentum going. To do so, changes and reinforcements are inevitable.
Before the end of the season, they are already preparing for this. The first target is right fullback. Tomiyasu was the original occupant of the position, but he lost his place due to injury and was replaced by Ben White. While White has done his job, it’s hard to imagine him playing a full season on his own, and with his primary position being center back, he’s lacking in attacking options.
As a result, Arsenal were looking to sign a new right fullback to replace Tomiyasu and support White. “Arsenal have made a £14m bid for Galatasaray’s Sacha Bouyi,” according to the Daily Mail.
He’s a promising resource from France. He came through the ranks at Stade Rennes and Dijon before moving to Galatasaray in the 2021-22 season. After establishing himself with 19 appearances, including a cup run, in his first season, he made the leap into the ‘core’ this season. In 29 league appearances, he scored one goal and provided four assists, helping the team to a first-place finish in the league.
According to the Daily Mail, Galatasaray want at least £20 million for Bouyi, and with Arsenal not the only club after him, Galatasaray will want to get as much as they can for him.