Arsenal attempted to pursue former player Glen Kamara from Rangers during the summer transfer window. Since joining Rangers from Dundee in 2019, the Finland international has been outstanding, helping Steven Gerrard’s team win the Scottish Premiership last season.
Kamara has made 106 appearances for Rangers. He is also a regular at international level, having represented Finland 31 times.
In his five years at Arsenal, the 25-year-old spent three years in the club’s youth divisions and made one League Cup appearance.
In the summer transfer market, Arsenal was pushing to bring their former midfielder back to the Emirates Stadium, according to reports on Football Insider.
Kamara also wanted by Watford
Kamara was also linked with a move to newly-promoted Watford but the Gunners ‘made a play’ for him as they sought a new central midfielder. After shortlisting the Rangers player, Arsenal offered him a five-year contract, but the deal fell through, and the Gunners instead signed Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard recently confirmed that a better contract offer had now been made for Kamara. And, while on international duty, the midfielder provided an update. Kamara said, “There have been talks and they have been ongoing. We will see what happens. I can’t really tell you much and I can’t really say more about that. Let’s see what happens.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal technical director Edu has been compelled to justify his recruitment approach, which involves the club bringing in a host of youngsters.
Edu said, “We suffered last year because we lost a lot of players and we didn’t really have good back-ups to play games.”