Tomiyas out of Arteta plans?…Arsenal try to sign RB → first offer ‘rejected’
Could Arsenal be on the hunt for Takehiro Tomiyasu’s replacement? 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) qualification zone, but the Gunners 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. Despite failing to win the title, Arsenal secured second place, their best finish since Mikel Arteta took over as manager토토사이트.
Now, the Gunners’ goal is to keep the momentum going. To do so, changes and reinforcements are inevitable.
It’s not even the end of the season yet, and they’re already making preparations. The first target is a right full-back. Tomiyasu was the original occupant of that 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 his attacking prowess has been lacking given that his main position is centre-back.
As a result, Arsenal were looking to sign a new right-back to replace Tomiyasu and support White. “Arsenal have made a £14m bid for Galatasaray’s Sacha Bouyi,” according to the Daily Mail.
He is 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 the league alone, he made 29 appearances, scoring one goal and providing four assists as he helped his side to a first-place finish in the league.
However, the answer from Galatasaray is no. According to the Daily Mail, Galatasaray want at least £20 million for Bouyi, and with Arsenal not the only club after him, Galatasaray will be looking to get as much as they can for their man.