Another Arsenal deal off as transfer window ticks down

Arsenal’s attempt to sign Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus is now off according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners have seen a number of players depart the club this month, but as of yet, not a single player has joined our squad during the current window.

Two players who have been most strongly linked with the switch were Dusan Vlahovic, who has since been announced by Juventus as a new signing, and Arthur Melo, who has been struggling for minutes in Turin.

We now look to have missed out on the latter also as our deal is reported to have collapsed at present.

We have seen Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave to join AS Roma on loan, while Granit Xhaka and Mo Elneny have been linked with potential exits this month also, although I cannot believe that we would even consider any more departures without bringing in extra bodies.

We have to bring in more than one player this month, or I fear it isn’t go to be an comfortable push for the top-four, especially with Coronavirus numbers still threatening to disrupt squads.

Would it be a disaster having to see out the current squad for the remainder of the term?


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  1. Seems that’s the way it’s gonna be. Clear out ready for summer but doing this will cost us Top4 come May

  2. Personally I’m so glad this transfer is dead in the water. The 18 month term was awful and suited the player and Juve not Arsenal.

    On the face of it, an average player who can’t force his way into the starting 11 with his performances.

    Add to that it is in an easier league, and questions should be raised.

    He has little chance of being an impact player based on his resume. PL is a much tougher league, and who would this average player replace?

    He’s not joining to sit on the Arsenal bench. Rather develop Odegaard who we spent 30 million on, or ESR the leading scorer for our club.

    Partey is finding some form, and if he can maintain the level we saw against City, that’s the level we hoped for from his transfer last year.

    Xhaka is basically a nailed on starter with Arteta, so where does Melo fit in?

    Glad someone killed this horrible transfer just to bring in a body. Based on his track record, Melo would add little to the squad, and only take minutes from our young talent who need further experience and development.

    1. I agree,the fact that Juve wanted a 18 months loan shows that they are not expecting him to come good any time soon.

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