Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Sunday, April 11.
Saka more valuable than England teammates
Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka has a current higher valuation than England teammates Phil Foden and Harry Kane, figures show.
In 36 appearances this season, the winger has scored six and claimed seven assists. Those statistics mean that he now has a value, according to data provided by the CIES Football Observatory, of just over £100million, making him one of the most valuable English footballers.
That means that the winger, who can also operate at left-back if required, is ahead of both Manchester City ace Foden and Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane.
Foden is valued at £71.1million and Kane is priced at £91.9million, meaning Saka has impressed enough this season to get ahead of one of the Premier League’s most exciting youngsters and, arguably, the best striker in the league.
Arsenal planning for Odegaard alternative
Since joining the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid in January, Martin Odegaard has gone from strength-to-strength, quickly establishing himself as a key player within Arteta’s plans.
Despite taking a bit of time to adjust to his new surroundings and get up to speed with the cut and thrust of the Premier League, Odegaard has since settled into the groove and become incredibly popular, so much so that the club are keen to retain his services beyond the end of the season.
However, Real are likely to dig their heels in and make life difficult for the Gunners, with reports claiming that they are reluctant to let go of him and want to hand him an opportunity to make a name for himself in Spain.
Should that prove to be the case, the Gunners are already looking at alternative options and could turn to 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Martinelli.
The Fluminense star, though only a youngster, has bags of potential within his locker and the Gunners have already made contact with his representatives.
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Mavropanos addresses his Arsenal future
Defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has revealed that he does not know what his long-term future holds as his Stuttgart loan deal edges closer and closer towards its conclusion.
The Greek centre-back joined the German outfit on loan last July for the season to be reunited with Sven Mislintat, who was responsible for luring the 23-year-old to the Emirates Stadium back in January 2018.
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But with his time at the Bundesliga drawing to a close, the defender has issued an update on his future, admitting that he is currently in the dark over his future.
“I can’t say that at the moment (if I will return to Arsenal),” Mavropanos told BILD. “Things can change quickly in football.
“I still have two months here in Stuttgart and would like to end the season with the team as high up as possible.
“The door at VfB is open for me [to stay another year] – that’s very good, but I can only think specifically about the future when we have talks with Arsenal for the new season.”