Arsenal step up Arthur chase
Arsenal have been linked to a wide range of midfielders to this point this January, with simply Sambi Lokonga and Charlie Patino the recognised choices accessible to Mikel Arteta at current.
Now, they appear to have stumbled throughout their man, within the type of Brazil and Juve midfielder Arthur Melo.
The Brazilian got here on in its place in Juve’s Supercoppa defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night time, in what could also be his final look for the membership shortly.
In response to switch skilled Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are “pushing” for the midfielder, whereas the participant is “understood to be open to hitch in case membership will discover an settlement”.
Arsenal are pushing for Arthur Melo on mortgage from Juventus. He’s one of many important names within the listing. Participant understood to be open to hitch in case membership will discover an settlement. 🇧🇷 #AFC
Juventus haven’t accepted but – they’d want a alternative to let Arthur go away. Talks ongoing.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 12, 2022
However there’s a caveat: Juventus want a alternative.
Chelsea to assist out Arsenal?
Chelsea might be set handy Arsenal their man, nevertheless.
As per the dependable Gianluca Di Marzio, Juve will look to herald Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek as a alternative.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) January 12, 2022
The Italian claims:
“In truth, ought to Arthur (or one other midfielder) go away in the long run, then Juventus want to attempt to give Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek to Allegri”
And whereas there are different choices, they could show extra expensive:
“The 2 options are Bruno Guimaraes of Lyon and Renato Sanches of Lille. Nonetheless, these are two very sophisticated tracks as a result of they’d be very costly operations.”
Which means Chelsea may have a whole lot of potential energy over the way forward for fellow prime 4 challengers Arsenal’s midfield. Will they show to dam the switch by refusing to sanction a transfer for Loftus-Cheek?