Arsenal are apparently trying to bolster their midfield in January, and Juventus player Arthur Melo is one of the names on their want list.
Mikel Arteta’s team is severely lacking in the middle of the park after allowing Ainsley Maitland-Niles to join AS Roma on loan, while Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are both abroad at the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, if Arthur signs on loan in the coming days, they could get a boost right now.
Despite working tirelessly to sign the Brazilian, Arsenal have missed the deadline for him to be available for tomorrow’s North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur – a game that is reportedly in jeopardy due to Arsenal’s squad shortages – but the club remains optimistic about signing the midfielder.
In light of this, football.london has examined the most recent reports linking the 25-year-old with a move to the Emirates.
Arsenal is willing to cover Arthur’s £80,000-a-week salaries, according to the Evening Standard.
As Arteta seeks to expand his options, the Gunners are hoping to complete the loan signing of the Brazil international in the coming days.