Arsenal are said to have sent scouts to watch Benfica striker Darwin Nunez against Liverpool in the Champions League, as Dani Ceballos hit back at Mikel Arteta’s criticisms
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Mikel Arteta will be keen to bring in fresh attacking options during the summer transfer window, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah increasingly likely to pursue former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when their contracts expire at the end of the season. . And Nunez is believed to be a target for the Gunners having been aided in achieving success at the highest level by his Uruguay international team-mate Luis Suarez.
It comes as Dani Ceballos hit back at Piers Morgan following the TV personality’s criticism of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. And we compared Tottenham and the rest of Arsenal’s fixtures in Premier League as the top four battles heat up.
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List of fixtures to be compared
Arsenal’s remaining Premier League fixtures have been compared with Tottenham Hotspur’s as north London rivals vie for the final spot in the Champions League.
Spurs overtook the Gunners on Sunday with their 5-1 destruction Newcastlebefore Arsenal lost 0-3 first Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night. Mikel Arteta’s side are just behind on goal difference and still have a game against Spurs – so their remaining games will be crucial to deciding which club finish in the top four for the season. this.
Mirror Football took a closer look at the matches each side still has to play.
Ceballos responds to criticism
The former Arsenal midfielder has responded to Piers Morgan’s criticism of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Morgan has been particularly outspoken against the Gunners boss after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the club during the January transfer window. And Real Madrid Midfielder Ceballos, who spent two seasons on loan at the Emirates, responded to the criticism by calling for “patience” in the Gunners boss, who he described as “very good”.
Arsenal’s spy mission
Arsenal could be set up to face Manchester United for Benfica and Uruguay international Darwin Nunez after both clubs were reported to have sent scouts to watch the striker during their Champions League match against Liverpool.
The striker could debut for around £67m in the summer transfer window, with Arsenal said to be keen on his signature. Nunez has 21 goals in 23 games this season and was again targeted against Liverpool on Tuesday, when United and Arsenal scouts were in attendance.
And the striker was helped to reach the top by his Uruguayan team-mate, Luis Suarez.