Friday, February 3, 2023

Arsenal and Chelsea Women meet Jelena Cankovic release clause- report

According to a report in Swedish outlet Sport Bladet, Arsenal and Chelsea Women have both met the release clause for Rosengard’s Serbian midfielder Jelena Cankovic.

The 26-year-old signed a new contract last year which means that she has a release clause. The reliable Swedish journalist Daniel Kristoffersson reports that Arsenal and Chelsea have both met the release clause.

In that scenario, Rosengard, current manager Jonas Eidevall’s former club, would be powerless to prevent Cankovic from leaving and the Serb would have a choice between the two London clubs.

Arsenal are looking to reinforce in midfield and were linked with Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir earlier in the summer. Chelsea are also looking to strengthen in midfield having lost Ji So Yun and Drew Spence this summer and with Melanie Leupolz on maternity leave.

Cankovic has already played under Jonas Eidevall which the Gunners hope will work to their advantage. Arsenal are also looking to add a wide player to replace Nikita Parris, who will join Manchester United after the Euros have finished, as well as a striker to compete with Stina Blackstenius with Vivianne Miedema now moving into the number 10 position.

Earlier this week, Arsenal made their first signing of the summer with American goalkeeper Kaylan Mackerse.

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I think she’s an attacking midfielder, not a CDM. Would she be the only midfield signing, or is there still hope of signing a CDM this summer as well? Because Arsenal desperately needs another CDM.

Gunnar Eli Sigurjónsson

Sara would have been brilliant

One hell of a player


Lina Magull as well please…

Get her in !!!


Lina Magull and Obierdorf would be great signings for the Arsenal

Zoe Waterfield


Never Relegated

It’s a shame Nikita is leaving. I thought this coming season would have been one for her to kick on. Still think she wasn’t given enough minutes to really get consistent.


Really wish we’d have won the bun fight for Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir!

Arsenal + Iceland = my dream!

ah what might have been…

Mo Red

Didn’t want competition, so she went to Italy


I continue to believe that playing Miedema as a 10 is surpassingly dumb. Why not a sign a good 10 and move Viv back to the spot where she scores goals? Arsenal are not improved by Miedema as a 10 and Stina as the 9. I thought that was evident last year.


Her surname literally means “Gunnar’s daughter”. Would he rather apt if she signs for us. Heh


Obvs referring to Gunnar’s daughter…


Damn… Let’s try that again. Obvs referring to Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir.


Isn’t she like 31 yo ?


What does this say about Nobbs’ and Iwa’s chances in the squad, when they can’t get minutes and we’re hunting for more midfielders?

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