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Arsenal at the front to sign La Liga midfielder in the summer

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Arsenal is reportedly leading the transfer race to sign Real Sociedad midfielder. The Real Sociedad midfielder, for €60 million. They are ahead of big clubs like Bayern Munich, Juventus, and AC Milan. Zubimendi has been outstanding in La Liga, attracting attention from these clubs for a possible move after this season ends.

Calciomercato’s latest report suggests that Arsenal is in the best position to sign him. Mainly because of his high release clause. Zubimendi’s annual salary is about €4 million, and the Premier League is known for its financial strength.

Last summer, Arsenal invested heavily in Declan Rice to strengthen their midfield. However, they might look to bolster it further as Jorginho ages and Thomas Partey faces injury issues. Limiting his playtime this season.

Spain with Jorginho not getting any younger, while Thomas Partey has barely played this season due to injuries.

Arsenal to sign another Midfielder?

Speaking to CaughtOffside last week, journalist Charles Watts explained the situation with Zubimendi and the past interest from Arsenal.

I do expect Arsenal to sign a midfielder this summer, but a lot will depend on what happens with the midfielders they currently have,” Watts said in his column. He added: “Ideally they would like Jorginho to stay, and then they have to sort out Thomas Partey’s future. Partey still has a year left on his deal and, just like last summer, Arsenal would not stand in his way of leaving should a decent offer arrive for the Ghana international.

“Should that happen, then they would have to replace him and Martin Zubimendi is a player they believe can play the Partey role. Mikel Arteta knows Zubimendi well and is a big admirer of the Spain international, but there is uncertainty around whether he actually wants to leave Real Sociedad.“

There is also expected to be strong rival interest in the 25-year-old, so it might not be an easy deal to get done.”

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