Arsenal To Miss Out On Golovin. Emery Wants Ramsey Deal

No Arsenal Move For Golovin

Aleksandr Golovin Arsenal transfer news
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Arsenal look set to miss out on CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin with the Russia international preferring a move to Juventus.

Golovin, 22, was one of the stand-out performers for host nation Russia at the World Cup. He was linked with interest from the Gunners as long ago as last summer when Arsene Wenger was eyeing him up as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. As it happened, Sanchez remained with Arsenal until January. His summer move to Manchester City collapsed when Arsenal failed to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

Golovin has also been linked with Juventus and reports from Italy claim the Serie A champions are still keen to add him to their squad for the coming season. That’s despite the forthcoming £99million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Tuttosport in Italy claims that Juventus could be about to make a fresh offer for Golovin who is rated at around £20million by CSKA.

Emery Wants New Ramsey Deal

Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes the club could still make more signings in the final few weeks of the transfer window.

The Gunners have signed five new players so far and are still being linked with potential targets. But Emery says they will only make more signings if an opportunity presents itself.

“At the moment, I think the squad is complete,” the Arsenal boss said at a press conference on Thursday. “We will only sign another player if there is an opportunity to bring in that one player, or two players. We will only sign a player in the next month if he’s a big opportunity.”

But Emery was coy over the prospects of Aaron Ramsey signing a new deal with the club. When asked why Ramsey hasn’t put pen to paper as yet he replied that it is a question best answered by the Wales international and by the club’s hierarchy. However, he added that he would like him to stay with the club.

“I am very happy with him. For me, every day, every training session, he has the ambition I want.

“He is working with a quality, the type of ability that I want. I want to work with him.

“I have said to Ivan [Gazidis], Raul [Sanllehi] and Sven [Mislintat] that I think he is an important player for me.”