This is Naija News compilation of the latest Arsenal news online for today, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.
According to Foot Mercato, Arsenal has finally agreed on a five-year deal with Saint-Etienne defender, William Saliba.
The North London side beat Manchester United to sign the player after agreeing on personal terms with the 18-year-old.
The report claimed that Arsenal is expected to pay Saint-Etienne £26million for the youngster.
Europa League finalist Arsenal on Monday completed that appointment of Freddie Ljungberg as the new first-team coach.
The former member of the famous invincible will join the bench on match days alongside manager Unai Emery.
The statement also revealed that former assistant manager Steve Bould will now lead the club’s under-23 team as well as oversee the under-23 and under-18 phase programme with academy manager Per Mertesacker.
40m Transfer Kitty Not Good Enough – Pires Tells Arsenal
Robert Pires has told Arsenal their supposed £40 million ($50m) summer transfer budget “isn’t enough”.
Speaking to newsmen, Pires claimed that “a lot of money” needs to be spent by the Gunners.
“I read that Arsenal have a small envelope for transfers, only £40m. My opinion is that it isn’t enough,” he said.
“If you want to build a good team, you need to spend a lot of money, especially in the Premier League.
“I respect Arsenal’s position and the owner, but everybody knows that if you want to win the Premier League, you need to spend a lot of money.
“All the top clubs want to sign great players, but if you want a great player it costs a lot of money.”
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