Arsenal given boost in chase for Marseille midfielder

It has been quite a boring transfer window for Arsenal fans so far, but Mikel Arteta did warn us that there would have to be a clear out of fringe players before the Gunners could even think about bringing in any of their targets, so we could say things are progressing as expected.

If Arsenal only bring in one player in January then it is surely going to be an attacking midfielder, as that is the most urgent position that needs filling at the moment, although a new reserve keeper is also another priority.

One attacking midfielder we have been linked to last week is the Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, and unusually we have actually been informed by his manager that he could be available in the current transfer window. The Marseille boss is the ex-Chelsea and Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas, and he has revealed in the Mail when asked if Sanson could be leaving Marseille: ‘We’ll see. The transfer window is open, Sanson is a player who is highly rated,’

‘Officially, we have not received any offers, unless it happened during the match.

‘He is a boy who interests English teams because of his characteristics, and it is possible that something could happen.’

Sanson helped Marseille to a second place finish in Ligue 1 last season, but it would appear that Voillas-Boas does not think he needs to keep him this year, which may be a bit worrying when you think about it.

But at least we know he is available…

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7 Comments

  1. Shortboygooner says:

    Personally I am extremely happy with ESR. I actually beleive we need a CM. I am not sure if party is more defensive or not but I would like a partner for him who can creat things from the middle. Xaka has done well in the past few games. However,I beleive he is inconsistent and would be a good squad player. Elneny has proven to be a flash in the pan and should be moved on. Same with cebellos but that middle of the park is where we need to upgrade on players who can create and see runs

    1. Atid says:

      Players like torreira and guendozi immediately spring to mind. Better still they are already ours and are on quite low wages.

    2. Weeble says:

      Absolutely defines our needs. Partey clone is the obvious need. Ceballos is junk. Elneny was used today properly, late game relief.

  2. Muhammad Kukawa says:

    Actually a creative midfielder is highly needed in arsenal’s midfield to partner with partey and the strikers upfront–the likes of Aour,Sanson, & a host of others. Up…Up…Up Arsenal fc.

  3. Huzaifa Gadau says:

    sign houssem aouar

  4. Maurice says:

    Sign Grealish

  5. Trudeau says:

    Sign a back-up keeper and keep the rest of the powder dry until the summer. Evaluate the players here and out on loan and go from there. Quality not quantity needed.

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