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Arsenal are confident in their ability to finalize a contract with a Premier League superstar, despite strong interest from Manchester City.

Arsenal is confident about securing a deal to sign a Premier League superstar amid interest from Manchester City, according to recent reports. While Manchester City has shown interest in Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle United, Arsenal believes they have the upper hand in acquiring him.

The speculation, as per TEAMTalk, suggests that Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu, is optimistic about finalizing a move for Guimaraes from Newcastle. The Brazilian midfielder joined Newcastle in 2022 from Olympique Lyon and has been a regular performer, tallying five goals and six assists in 33 Premier League matches this season.

Guimaraes has been a standout player for Newcastle, settling in comfortably and consistently impressing. However, Newcastle’s financial situation, especially concerning the Profit and Sustainability Rules, has led them to consider selling the 26-year-old.

Newcastle is reportedly looking to fetch a minimum of £80 million for Guimaraes, although they could demand as much as £120 million. Nonetheless, there is uncertainty about whether Arsenal will agree to such a high price, especially with Manchester City also expressing interest in the midfielder.

In the context of this transfer saga, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has also weighed in on his team’s performance and the pressure of the Premier League title race. Arteta acknowledged the tight margins in football and emphasized the need for continuous improvement to stay competitive.

Currently, Arsenal leads the Premier League table, just one point ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand. Both teams are vying for the title, with Arsenal aiming for their first league triumph in twenty years while City looks to secure an unprecedented fourth consecutive title. The race promises to be intense, with each side eager to outdo the other in pursuit of glory.

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