Arsenal linked with shock move for Ex Liverpool star

Arsenal has been connected with a number of central midfielders ahead of the January transfer window.

In the center of the pitch, the Gunners have Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Mohamed Elneny, all of whom have recently returned from injury.

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Mikel Arteta, on the other hand, appears to be looking to bolster his midfield options, according to rumours that he will be pursuing a new signing next month.

Despite the Swiss midfielder being a constant feature in virtually every manager’s side he has played under at the Emirates Stadium, Xhaka remains a hit or miss figure with Arsenal fans.

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During his time at Liverpool, Wijnaldum was a box-to-box midfielder, with the Dutchman consistently towards the top of the distance-covered rankings. Not only that, but the former Newcastle United midfielder demonstrated during his time on Merseyside that he has a knack for scoring in important games.

For Arsenal fans, what Wijnaldum and Partey could bring to Arteta’s side would be a very intriguing prospect. Look at what he accomplished at Liverpool alongside another excellent defensive midfielder, Fabinho.

With Sanches worth £27 million, Oxlade-Chamberlain £16.2 million, Rabiot £27 million, and Zakaria £24.3 million, Arsenal has £94.5 million worth of talent to select from, but a loan deal for Wijnaldum in January makes perfect sense.

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