Unai Emery tells Arsenal to launch bid for £40m Ivory Coast defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 11:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link530Shares Neil Warnock comments on news Emiliano Sala’s body has been foundTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:07FullscreenNeil Warnock comments on news Emiliano Sala’s body has been foundhttps://metro.co.uk/video/neil-warnock-comments-news-emiliano-salas-body-found-1858948/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.After last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City, Arsenal returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 victory at Huddersfield Town.Emery, speaking after the win, admitted it would be ‘difficult’ for the Gunners to finish in the top four, with Chelsea and Manchester United currently above them in the table.‘We have played 26 games and there is one point between Manchester United and us,’ Emery said.‘If we ask “is it easy or difficult for us?” then yes, I think it’s difficult, but we can. We are on our way.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Unai Emery will bolster his defensive options this summer (Picture: Getty)‘I basically feel ready for the next step and can well imagine starting a new chapter,’ he said recently.‘Through my achievements, I have made clubs aware of me, where I see a good chance to go to this next stage in my sporting and personal development.‘At the moment I give 100 per cent for Mainz and I am very satisfied with how much we have improved.‘What will happen after the season, we have to wait and see.’center_img Unai Emery tells Arsenal to launch bid for £40m Ivory Coast defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin Advertisement Arsenal are interested in signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin from Mainz (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has identified Ivory Coast defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin as a top Arsenal transfer target ahead of the summer, according to reports.Arsenal’s defensive struggles this season have been well documented, with the Gunners conceding more goals than any other team in the top-eight of the Premier League.£35m signing Shkodran Mustafi has struggled while a number of the club’s defenders have been absent for long periods through injury.Emery wanted Arsenal to bolster his defensive options in January but Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez was the only arrival at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners boss will sign a defender on a permanent deal this summer, however, and hopes to strike a deal with Mainz for Gbamin, according to the Daily Express.AdvertisementAdvertisementGbamin, 23, has attracted attention from a number of Premier League clubs and is valued at £40million by Bundesliga outfit Mainz.That fee could pose a problem for Arsenal, who are said to be willing to give Emery just £45m to spend during the summer transfer window.But Mainz’s valuation may dip if Gbamin forces a move, with the Ivory Coast international already admitting he would be interested in a summer switch.last_img

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