Arsenal target Tammy Abraham has opened up on ‘coming back to England’.
The England international signed for Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma last summer and has been hugely impressive during his time in Italy, breaking a record that was previously jointly held by Gabriel Batistuta and Vincenzo Monella to score the most goals in his debut season for the club. That form has seen him linked with a summer move as Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing the forward, who has now opened up about his return to England ahead of the Europa Conference League semi-finals.
It comes as Martin Odegaard’s dad Hans Erik has said the Norwegian playmaker is ‘thriving’ at Arsenal. And Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has been handed a huge injury boost as the club continue to try and claim the final Champions League qualification spot.
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Gunners get injury boost
Arsenal have received a huge boost to their hopes of stealing the final place in the Premier League’s top four with Thomas Partey edging towards a return.
The midfielder suffered a thigh injury late in the second-half of the Gunners’ 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace at the beginning of the month, with club bosses fearing it could rule him out for the rest of the season. But the Ghanaian has now shared an update on his progress as he shared a video of himself running on the treadmill on his Instagram story.
That could mean he’s nearing a return for the Gunners – just in time to help try and secure that final Champions League place.
Martin Odegaard’s dad has said his son is ‘thriving’ under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.
The Norwegian playmaker made his move to the Gunners permanent during last summer’s transfer window after spending a successful period on loan at the club in the second half of last season. It meant an end to his time at Real Madrid after he was signed as a 16-year-old in 2015 with huge expectations placed on him at the Bernabeu that he would develop into a leading star for Los Blancos.
But things didn’t quite work out as planned in Spain, with Odegaard shipped off to Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad on loan. And after a difficult few years for the player, Odegaard’s dad Hans Erik has spoken about his development under Arteta – and admitted he’s “a bit of an Arsenal fan now”.
Abraham ‘coming back to England’
Tammy Abraham has sent a message to Arsenal ahead of Roma’s Europa Conference League semi-finals this week.
Jose Mourinho’s side face Leicester City in what will be Abraham’s first return to his home country since his £34m switch to the Italian capital. It comes amid reports linking the England international with a summer move to the Gunners to help fill the void left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and contract rebels Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
And Abraham is keen to show “what I’ve come away to Italy to learn” as he opened up on his return to England this week.