Despite apparently agreeing to a transfer to Emirates, Arsenal’s target has been granted a new deal.

Despite rumors this week that Arsenal had a deal in place to sign Evan Ndicka, Eintracht Frankfurt has apparently given him a new contract.

The French defender has a new three-and-a-half-year contract from Frankfurt on the table, according to Bild, despite Calcio Mercato Web previously stating that Arsenal had won the fight to sign Ndicka, with the 23-year-current old’s agreement scheduled to expire in the summer.

According to the report, Frankfurt’s offer to Ndicka would make the Bundesliga star one of the club’s highest earners, alongside Kevin Trapp and Mario Gotze. However, it is unlikely that the German team will be able to compete with what Arsenal has to offer.

As Mikel Arteta seems ready to lead Arsenal to their first UEFA Champions League finish since 2016, the north London club is anticipated to hunt for a centre-back in the summer transfer season. In the present market, Ndicka would be an excellent signing.

As one of Germany’s top defenders, the left-footed centre-back would be excellent protection for the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, with Ben White shifting to right-back and Rob Holding serving as Arsenal’s sole true option in central defense off the bench.

Indeed, Arsenal may still be able to sign Ndicka in 2023. However, Frankfurt’s decision to offer the defender a new deal with a significantly higher salary may worry the north London club, who will also be unable to provide the 23-year-old regular minutes.


There’s no disputing Ndicka is a talented player, with the defender being one of the finest in his position in the Bundesliga and a guy who could provide genuine depth to Arsenal’s team. Being a rotation player, on the other hand, may not be what the centre-back desires.

After all, Ndicka is presently a regular for a Champions League squad, and joining Arsenal may result in the defender being a bench player for Arteta’s team, despite the apparent skills the Frenchman would bring to the Gunners if a transfer is finalized.


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