KEY POINTS

  • Mikel Arteta sets sights on Tosin Adarabioyo
  • The Gunners are looking to improve their defensive line
  • Adarabioyo's familiarity with Arteta could work wonders for Arsenal

Arsenal is due for a big overhaul, and head coach Mikel Arteta is starting to jot down names to fill in those spots.

One name on the list is Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo--with the goal of improving their center-back line despite owning the third-best defensive record in the English Premier League.

Things have not bode too well for the Gunners, and seeing at least six players possibly exiting will not help.

But rather than sulk, Arteta is already trying to skim the market for replacements with Adarioboyo firmly on Arsenal’s radar, the Athletic reported.

With nothing going well for The Cottagers, multiple players are expected to want out. For his part, the former English Youth international is open to moving out of Craven Cottage following the club’s relegation earlier this month.

Further strengthening that is the fact that Arteta is no stranger to Adarabioyo. Both worked together at Manchester City when the former was serving as an assistant to Pep Guardiola.

Adararioyo was with the Sky Blues since he was five before moving to Fulham in October 2020.

Adarabioyo has a buyout clause in his current deal, something that Arsenal may be targeting.

But the problem there is that the Gunners are not the only team interested in his services. Newcastle United is also considering the 23-year-old.

Aside from Fulham, Adarabioyo has also had loan spells with West Brom and the Blackburn Rovers.

He has made 31 starts this season for the Cottagers and is a player that has proven his stock.

Another name linked to the Gunners is Sander Berge of Sheffield United FC. He too carries a buyout clause, and there are claims that this has dipped considerably because of the club’s return to the championship.

 Tosin Adarabioyo of Fulham
Tosin Adarabioyo of Fulham Getty Images | Robin Jones

Wiliam Saliba is another player who could give Arteta some breathing spell. He is expected to return to the Emirates Stadium following a loan spell to Nice.

Saliba made waves since his January loan move, a piece of good news that could take a load off the worries of the Arsenal boss.

But for Saliba, playing time is a must. He got it from Nice and will be considering that when he returns to Arsenal.

Seeing how multiple players like David Luiz are expected to leave the Emirates Stadium, the chances of it happening are high.

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