It looks like Arsenal’s search for a beast of a midfielder is nowhere near completion as it has bbeen revealed that there is no deal of any kind finalised with Sampdoria over the transfer of Lucas Torreira to the Emirates.
Despite many pundits assuming that we are just waiting until after the World Cup to announce it, the BBC’s Arsenal expert David Ornstein has brought us all back down to Earth by reporting what he knows about the situation, and he is also adamant that we are not in the chase for Ever Banega either….
Ramsey contract talks ongoing. Arsenal hopeful of agreement with Sampdoria for Torreira but nothing signed, no player agreement/medical – decided once #URU finish #WorldCup + if doesn’t happen #AFC will look elsewhere (not Banega). Wilshere still exploring options – nothing close
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 29, 2018
So good old David is full of good news for us as usual! So what do we make of that? Are there any equivalent midfielders available out there if Torreira falls through?