Arsenal boosted as target’s club already eyeing his replacement

Aston Villa are claimed to be looking to cash-in on the signature of Arsenal target Douglas Luiz this summer as they look to sign a replacement, with manager Steven Gerrard keen on Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips or Brighton’s Yves Bissouma.

The Gunners are claimed b the Football Insider to have attempted to land the Brazilian in January, and remain keen on striking a deal for him in the upcoming window as we look to bolster our midfield options, with expectations of European football.

Mo Elneny is expected to leave north London at the end of his current contract this summer which will free up space in Arsenal’s squad for his arrival, with Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Albert Sambi Lokonga their other options at central midfield at present.

I’m definitely a fan of Luiz and what he could bring to our club, and he matches our club’s recent transfer policy of signing relatively young players with the potential to improve in the coming years, although it remains to be seen how much the Villains would be expecting to receive for his signature. With just 12 months remaining on his current deal heading into the summer however, you wouldn’t expect them to play hardball too strongly, and we could well be set to land a bargain.

Would Luiz be better suited to partnering Xhaka or Partey in midfield?


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    1. Excellent comment.
      Why would we sign him, when his current manger is looking to upgrade with different players?

  1. Honestly he is better than what we have at present.

    He would have walk in our team in the last two games, how we go about our business in the summer is another matter

  2. Kalvin in Leeds and they still get beaten,
    Declan rice in west ham and they get beaten mercilessly,

    It all depends on the coaching style and tradition, and also your team mates,

    Whoever Douglas Luiz partners would certainly do great for us, he’s physical, averagely fast and skillful,

    I’ve always said we don’t need much strikers, just get us AMs and CMs and even the worse strikers will score,

    Do you think Gabriel Jesus is that good? No, but he looks great, why? Obviously because of the defense and midfield quality.

  3. He looks fit into Arteta’s system, but I don’t think we’d spend a lot of money for another right-footed DM

    Maybe we’d sign Lacazette’s and Xhaka’s replacements

    1. Gai, if you ask me there are not too many good left sided DM. It’s all about Arteta being a good coach to be flexible tactically. Doglas would be a good addition anyday.

      1. Left-footed players are rare and the good ones are even rarer, hence they’re more unpredictable and more difficult to play against

        Some notable left-footed DMs are Fabian Ruiz, Eduardo Camavinga, Ismael Bennacer and Teun Koopmeiners

        Douglas Luiz would likely be a good addition, but Villa won’t let him go cheaply

    2. I really hope Arteta signs 2 CMs , 1 AM and 1 Striker,
      We can’t afford to have problems once a midfielder gets injured,

      1. If Elneny and Xhaka leave, we’ll be short in DMs, unless we keep playing only one CDM. We’ve got Odegaard and Smith-Rowe as AMs

        As for the CF position, I’d like a tireless one as the starter and a towering one to came from the bench

    3. And a left back and a right back!
      Nuno needs a loan to regain confidence, MA mismanaged him and he is too inexperienced to handle it.

      1. I still have high hopes for Tavares and Bellerin. The CF department has a more urgent situation and maybe the DM too if Xhaka leaves

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