Arsenal fan thanks ‘Don’ Raul Sanllehi for ‘saving us’ in the transfer window

9 Aug

It all looked doom and gloom for Arsenal at the beginning of the summer.

A disappointing end to the 2018/19 season means there will be no Champions League football for a third straight year at the Emirates Stadium.

Things looked pretty bad when Arsenal lost the Europa League final to Chelsea in May
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And to make matters worse, it emerged that Arsenal would go into the transfer window on a very limited budget.

However, fortunes can change very quickly in football and as the 2019/20 Premier League season begins, things are looking good for the Gunners.

They’ve signed highly rated winger Nicolas Pepe, midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid as well as William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli.

And Arsenal had an exceptional deadline day where they brought in left-back Kieran Tierney from Celtic as well David Luiz from rivals Chelsea for a mere £8million.


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There is now a wave of optimism among Gooners everywhere and one fan went to great lengths to thank the club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi.

Sanllehi played an instrumental role in helping these deals happen and this Arsenal fan decided to stop the Spaniard in his car and thank him for “saving us in one window.”

Below you can see the hilarious video where the Arsenal fan thanks ‘Don’ Raul Sanllehi.

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Danny Welbeck injury may force Arsenal to buy in January, reveals Gunners chief Raul Sanllehi

21 Nov

Danny Welbeck’s injury blow could force Arsenal to sign a new striker in the January transfer window, according to head of football Raul Sanllehi.

But he insists the England international will get “all the support” he needs to make a successful comeback.

Danny Welbeck is likely to be out for the rest of the season after suffering a broken ankle

Welbeck underwent two operations after suffering a broken ankle in a recent Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon.

The 27-year-old had featured prominently in manager Unai Emery’s cup side and was often used as a substitute in the Premier League.

But Welbeck’s latest in a long line of injury setbacks could spell the end of his stay at the Emirates Stadium, as he is out of contract in the summer.

Emery said in the aftermath of the injury that he would give 19-year-old forward Eddie Nketiah a chance to fill the void left by Welbeck.

Welbeck had scored five goals this season for Arsenal before his injury

But Sanllehi has not ruled out a dip into the transfer market when the window reopens in January.

“That is absolutely something unplanned,” he said of Welbeck’s injury.

“Yes, that makes you consider things. I am not saying that’s a green light to go to the market but we have good players in the house also that may get further opportunities like Eddie Nketiah for example.

“We need to see. We are in November so it’s a good time to start analysing what options we have in the market. We are not closing the door but it’s still not the preferred one.

“The plans were made in the summer. We are happy with how things are going. We are always going to strive to be the best team we can be.

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Raul Sanllehi, pictured above, centre

“If there is a very good opportunity, we are definitely going to consider (it), we will see. Danny Welbeck’s injury alters, in a way, the views.”

The former Manchester United man has missed plenty of football since moving to north London in 2014, most notably through two major knee injuries.

While he could have played his last game for Arsenal, Sanllehi said he will be offered the full backing of the club to overcome his ankle issue.

“Danny knows that he will get all the support that he needs from Arsenal to make the perfect rehabilitation of his injury,” added Sanllehi.

“We are very sad for Danny and he knows he has all the support from the club.”