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Mikel Arteta told to snap up two free transfers this summer by Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell

first_imgMikel Arteta told to snap up two free transfers this summer by Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell Scotland international Fraser could join for free (Picture: Getty Images)Fraser has struggled to replicate his excellent form of last season, registering just one goal and four assists in 28 appearances this campaign, but Campbell suggested the 26-year-old’s output would improve in a better team.He continued: ’You can get Ryan Fraser on a free transfer, his assists for Bournemouth were double figures last year, I know he suffered injuries but he’s still been having a decent season.‘That’s playing for Bournemouth, when you’re playing for Arsenal, he’s going to get more of the ball in the positions he wants and give more opportunities, because there’s a lot more threats for Arsenal than some of these other teams.’ Comment Brazilian Willian has 70 caps for his country (Picture: Getty Images)Brazil international Willian has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal and Tottenham, admitting last week that he would be ‘fine’ to make a move to either of Chelsea’s London rivals.Despite turning 32 later this year, Campbell highlighted the areas of Willian’s game which would be incredibly useful in Mikel Arteta’s squad.He continued: ‘There’s talk of Willian, I like Willian, there’s still a lot of life left in him. He actually suits what Mikel Arteta wants to do, playing in a three, he’s got pace, he can beat people, he can score goals and we could get him on a free, and he’s experienced.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It ticks all the boxes, but I know some Arsenal fans saying, “We don’t want Chelsea’s cast-offs”, but he’s not a cast-off.‘The problem with Chelsea is they’ve got young players coming through who need to play, who know now is the time where [Frank] Lampard’s come in with Jody Morris, it’s the transition where they have to play them now.‘Whereas Willian is 31, still got life in him, he’s a similar age to [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, no one is saying Aubameyang is over the hill, so how can Willian be over the hill? It doesn’t make sense.‘If we haven’t got the money to spend in the transfer market, let’s get these guys on free, get them motivated and get them playing. That’s what Mikel Arteta’s got to do, and he realises if he hasn’t got the war chest then he’s going to have to move smart.’MORE: Tony Adams explains why he turned down Man Utd and Sir Alex Ferguson to stay at ArsenalMORE: Aaron Ramsey makes telling admission over final period of his Arsenal careerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Spaniard Arteta might be looking for bargains this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to make the ‘smart’ move in signing Chelsea winger Willian and Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser for free this summer.The two experienced Premier League widemen are set to become free agents at the end of this season, with their contracts due to expire on June 30.Gunners executive Raul Sanllehi has reportedly warned club staff to forget about any big-money moves in the next transfer window, effectively silencing speculation of a £43million swoop for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.Without any investment from billionaire owner Stan Kroenke, Campbell does not believe the north London club will be splashing out significant sums on transfers this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told Metro.co.uk: ‘If Stan Kroenke invests in the likes of Thomas Partey, you can say OK, fair enough, we can make that move. But if the owner doesn’t invest, I don’t see how Arsenal are going to be able to afford him, unless you swap players.‘I know [Alexandre] Lacazette has been coveted by Atletico Madrid before he joined Arsenal, so there might be some swaps that can happen, but I just don’t think Arsenal are in the financial position to be able to be aggressive in the transfer market, how we as fans would love them to be.‘I see they might have to come down a couple of levels, and I don’t mind that, I don’t mind the team giving younger players a chance, I just think there’s experienced players out there who won’t cost the earth who could do a job at Arsenal.‘I think we need to be more of a team, and not look for the names. We’ve missed out on that for years.’center_img Advertisement Mike StavrouMonday 4 May 2020 3:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Hickey announces via Twitter he will return next season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Sean Hickey will return to Syracuse for his senior season, the tackle announced via Twitter on Monday.center_img Hickey moved to left tackle this season after spending most of the previous year on the right side of the line as Justin Pugh, a first-round pick to the New York Giants last season, manned the left tackle spot. With Hickey in the fold, the Orange had a 1,000-yard rusher in two of the past three seasons and totaled more than 2,500 yards on the ground as a team in 2013.Hickey is viewed as one of the top tackle prospects in the nation and a potential early-round draft choice.A fourth-year junior from Murrysville, Pa., Hickey redshirted his first year at SU in 2011 and didn’t play in any games. He started all 13 games in 2012, including the first four at left tackle, as Pugh recovered from an injury. He finished the season at right tackle before moving back to left tackle at the beginning of the 2013 season to anchor Syracuse’s offensive line.The Orange has won a bowl game in each of Hickey’s two seasons as a starter. Hickey joins guards Rob Trudo and Nick Robinson and tackle Ivan Foy as the fourth returning starter on SU’s offensive line. Senior center Macky MacPherson is the only starter Syracuse will lose from this season. Commentslast_img read more

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