Arsenal can now sign the ideal Declan Rice partner after Stan Kroenke FFP masterclass


On Monday, Arsenal s transfer plans received a boost when the Premier League decided not to prosecute them for violating profit and sustainability rules (PSRs). The rules, which are essentially the domestic equivalent of financial fair play (FFP), have grown in importance over the last 12 months more than any other time.

The Premier League may soon be about to punish teams for breaching financial agreements three times in one year. Something that has never happened before. After it was decided that both Everton and Nottingham Forest had broken the rules for the most recent rolling three-year period. The teams are now anxiously awaiting the decision of an independent commission.

Since the Toffees were punished just three months ago for their wrongdoings during the 2021–2022 season. They have already lost ten points due to their inability to meet the permitted loss threshold. Now another blow has been delivered to them.

It has arrived at a favorable time for Arsenal. Not only have they avoided possible punishment. Something which isn’t a major surprise but the very threat of it has put a supressor on January transfer plans after three years of heavy spending and negligable outgoings.  But it opens up the chance of exploiting their fellow opposition.

There is still leeway even though the Premier League is strictly enforcing financial management and using penalties as much of a deterrent as possible. Although it is unclear what, if any, punishment Everton will receive for the second set of charges. Their need to balance the books is evident. Everton’s eventual appeals may very well turn things around. Selling is the simplest way to accomplish that.

Arsenal found the perfect Declan Rice partner

Arsenal has their interest in Amadou Onana, the midfield. is aware that the team is keeping an eye on him while they try to strengthen their backbone. Declan Rice needs help, as Thomas Partey is dealing with an injury and his age is making things more difficult.

Since coming, Fabio Vieira hasn’t been able to contribute much, and Kai Havertz isn’t really looking like a midfielder any more every week. Although Martin Odegaard can play as a No. 8, it is dangerous to play two against players who don’t provide much of an alternative. While Jorginho occupies the space, he does not perform the necessary defensive work.

Onana, on the other hand, is the epitome of a dynamic defensive midfielder. He can improve Arsenal s quality and physicality while also improving ball progression abilities. His £50 million price tag has proven to be a roadblock thus far, particularly in the middle of the season. But given Everton’s current financial situation, things may change.

As was the case with Gordon in January and Richarlison last year. It is becoming customary to accept lower prices in order to close deals. Should this remain the case, Everton could be forced to sell Onana for less than what his market value is.

It is, in a way, ideal timing for Arsenal. A deal is very likely if money can be raised. Perhaps through the sale of academy graduates (Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson, and Emile Smith Rowe have all been connected to sales).  This is how the club under Stan Kroenke, with the guidance of Edu Gaspar and son Josh, are working.

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