Murphy gives Arsenal, Man Utd prediction ahead of new season

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Murphy gives Arsenal, Man Utd prediction ahead of new season

Danny Murphy insists Arsenal can “challenge” Man Utd for a top-four finish ahead of the new Premier League season.

The Gunners finished in a lowly eighth position last season after a terrible start to the campaign that saw Unai Emery replaced with Mikel Arteta.

Despite the poor placing in the Premier League table, Arteta led Arsenal to FA Cup glory and they started the new campaign well with .



Man Utd, who finished ten points ahead of the Gunners, also struggled in the early part of the season, before their improved form in 2020 saw them finish third in the Premier League.

Both clubs have made transfers in the summer window and Murphy expects them to be fighting it out for a top-four spot.

Murphy wrote in the : “FA Cup and Community Shield winners Arsenal have been transformed under Mikel Arteta and have added Willian and centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes to the outstanding youngsters they’ve got, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likely to stay.

“They could challenge Manchester United for a top four place though United still have a slight edge.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a very good player in Donny van de Beek from Ajax though he’s not the holding midfielder I thought they needed.

“If he sent out an attacking midfield of Bruno Fernandes, Pogba and van de Beek against a team like Manchester City, United would lose. I assume therefore van de Beek may be seen as a longer-term replacement for Pogba.

“We are also still waiting to see if United break the bank for Jadon Sancho. He’d make them better but to spend £100m is a big call when they already have firepower up front and I’d consider a centre-half a bigger priority.”

 

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Mourinho ‘discards’ one player but Spurs take different stance

Jose Mourinho is ready to allow Spurs defender Juan Foyth to leave the club this summer, according to reports in Spain.

It is clear that Foyth does not form part of Jose Mourinho’s plans at Spurs having not kicked a ball for the club in 2020, while he has not been in a single Premier League or Champions League squad since being hauled off at half-time of the .

A report back in May claimed that Argentine defender was heading for a north London exit with the 22-year-old looking for more minutes.



Atalanta, Fiorentina and AC Milan were all understood to be interested in taking him to Italy at the time with Tottenham wanting between €12m (£10.6m) and €15m (£13.2m) to allow him to leave.

There were even rumours in the same month that Barcelona were considering a surprise transfer for Foyth.

And now Spanish publication AS (via ) claim that Villarreal are weighing up a move for the defender with the La Liga club monitoring his progress since his time at Estudiantes in Argentina.

The report adds that Mourinho ‘discards’ Foyth but suggests that Tottenham are not as convinced about letting the Argentina international leave permanently.

Villarreal are keen to bring Foyth to Spain but the report hints that a loan move may be more realistic.

 

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