On the eve of the second round of the English Premier League against Leicester City, Arsenal received news of a "lightning strike" from the pillar in the defense.
On the eve of the second round of the English Premier League against Leicester City, Arsenal received news of a “lightning strike” from the pillar in the defense.
Arsenal won a gentle 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the Premier League season 2022/23. In the second round, Arsenal will return to the Emirates Stadium to host Leicester City. This is a much tougher opponent than Crystal Palace.
However, on the eve of this competition, Arsenal received the news of “lightning” about the situation of the force. Specifically, a source close to the Gunners, journalist Daily Cannon said, Ben White was spotted wearing a knee brace during training sessions from August 9. The 24-year-old is still involved in training but may be rested for the game against Leicester to avoid further injury.
Before that, Ben White played the full 90 minutes in the Crystal Palace match as a right-back. Takehiro Tomiyasu could not return from injury, so coach Mikel Arteta arranged Ben White to play against his forte. This made the 24-year-old player very difficult and did not have the best performance. He was even given the lowest score on Arsenal’s side.
Fortunately for Arsenal, when White was in danger of missing the game due to injury, Tomiyasu recovered in time. In the event that White cannot play in the next match, Tomiyasu can immediately return to the starting line-up. Arsenal’s centre-back pairing will still be William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes.
Both are playing well and are in the best state both physically and mentally. It was Saliba’s impressive performance last time that White could not play as a central defender as his forte.
The match between Arsenal and Leicester City will take place at 9pm on August 13.
Spending £ 33 million, the Gunners are very close to the star of the Golden Submarine
According to reports, Arsenal are very close to winger Yeremy Pino when it comes to making a £33m offer for Villarreal.
The Gunners have had five quality additions so far in the 2022 summer transfer window, including Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos, Matt Turner, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. However, they have no intention of stopping yet.
Most recently, Mikel Arteta’s side have made an ambitious offer for 19-year-old Yeremy Pino, despite the Spain international having a £67.5m release clause in his contract with the Yellow Submarine.
Pino is one of La Liga’s most exciting talents and Liverpool are also interested in the youngster, but Arsenal were the first to make a concrete move. According to Spanish newspaper AS, Villarreal is likely to accept an offer lower than Arsenal’s expectations, because they need money to solve “financial problems” at the club.
The Gunners are looking to add another attacking player to give them more depth, especially after missing out on a deal with Barcelona rookie Raphinha. And now, the important factor determining Pino’s ability to move to Emirates depends only on the wishes of this ‘prodigy’.
Pino enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Spanish side last year, scoring six goals and providing four more assists in 21 appearances, while also making seven appearances when Unai Emery’s team reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Villarreal has been expecting big offers for highly-rated players like Arnaut Danjuma and Pau Torres this summer, but deals have yet to materialize, so Pina could now be left.