Arteta to sign Mohammed Kudus from Ajax as Saka’s competition

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is eyeing a move for Ajax winger Mohammed Kudus.

The Ghanaian will cost the Gunners around £40million, according to the Daily Mail.

But the Premier League side are focused on trimming their current squad, having added £200million worth of players already this summer.

Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber have all completed their moves to Arsenal as they travelled to US for preseason.

Arteta to sign Kudus from Ajax as Saka’s competition
Arteta to sign Kudus from Ajax as Saka’s competition

Arsenal sporting director Edu will now turn his attention to outgoings with Kieran Tierney, Cedric Soares, Nicolas Pepe, Albert Lokonga, Nuno Tavares and Rob Holding among those attracting interest that could tempt Arsenal in selling.

But the club is not ruling out more arrivals, with Kudus among the players interesting the Gunners.

The 22-year-old is a very versatile player and can play in a conventional central midfield role, in a move advanced position or even on the right wing.

Arteta is believed to be looking for competition for Saka, who suffered a burnout towards the end of the 2022/2023 campaign.