Arsenal insider Charles Watts has provided an update on the club and their pursuit of goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Arsenal are potentially looking for replacement options for Bernd Leno, who has previously stated that he is happy at the club, but isn’t entirely against the idea of a move.
But despite their long-standing interest in Onana, it would appear as if Arsenal are still well off the pace when it comes to actually bringing him to the club. Speaking during a Q&A on his channel, Watts discussed what the latest was with the deal and stated that Arsenal are yet to put in a bid for his services:
“I haven’t heard that it’s been firmed up yet in terms of an actual bid going in. Arsenal, I’ve spoken at length about their interest in Onana, it hasn’t turned into a bid as of yet. I know there are other clubs interested in him from France, from England and Arsenal are still waiting, as far as I’m told, in terms of putting a bid in for him.”
TIF Thoughts on Charles Watts’ comments about Arsenal and Andre Onana…
Should Arsenal make a move for Onana this summer?
This certainly doesn’t come across as the most decisive move by Arsenal. If they were indeed looking at him for such a long time and were just waiting on his doping ban to be reduced, which it eventually was, then they should have been making a move for him as soon as the decision came through.
Now, not only has it allowed other clubs to show interest in him, but it doesn’t come across as very committal and that they even wanted him 100% to begin with because of how long they are waiting to make a move.
And that might end up being what convinces him to join another club, if someone else is ready to make an offer for him straight away rather than waiting around for what Arsenal may or may not end up doing.