Arthur Melo remains an option for Arsenal in this winter transfer window.
The Brazilian is struggling to prove his worth at Juventus and the Italians are happy to allow him to leave.
Arsenal has several midfield targets as they search for players to add quality to Mikel Arteta’s side.
However, they are not looking to spend an awful lot of money this month, and that is one reason Arthur can join them.
Juve is open to allowing the former Barcelona man to leave on loan for the next six months.
Arsenal can take that option and evaluate him before signing him permanently or move for another option in the summer.
Todofichajes says his transfer to the Emirates this month is one to monitor.
Arsenal is working to secure an agreement with Juve which would allow the Brazilian to spend the rest of this season in London.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Arthur would be a good signing to have at Arsenal, not just because of his quality.
We also need options in every position on the team, and he would offer that to us if he makes the move.
If we can help him reach the peak of his performance like he was at Gremio, then we would have a top player in our squad.
I dont see anything positive about him. Flop at Juve, flop at Barca, average back in Brazil.
It’s clear that two of the most revered teams in world football have seen enough in him that they were willing to invest heavily, but in neither case did he reward them for their respective investments…he’s had some issues off the field and his style of play has raised the ire of some of his former teammates and managers, due to his propensity to play too negatively with the ball at his feet…the last thing we need is an expensive loan project who would allow Arteta to lean further into his all-too-common negative tactical approach, as we already have that covered with Xhaka…I would much rather that we either pursue a DM who would provide us with some much-needed steel in the midfield, so that Partey could get farther forward more often, or get someone with the ability to unlock defences and add some crucial secondary scoring…this particular player provides neither
Is Xhaka liked so much by managers purely because he is left -footed?. I cant see any other reason he is a No 1 choice
If we blow our wad on Dusan in January, that might help us, if he fits in immediately, and gets up to speed with the EPL.
I am reading that other EPL clubs are sniffing around Bissouma for a possible January transfer..
If we can get him in January it would solve our Midfield problem, and give us a strong midfield for the rest of the season.
It might buy us time until Dusan (If we get him) can get up to speed.
Since interest rates are low, I wonder if KSE could take out a short term loan to buy Bissouma, and pay it off in the summer.
Just a thought
What happened to signing Bissouma???