Arsenal has not been serious about signing Brazilian midfielder lately, here is why

Arsenal was keen on Danilo of Palmeiras at the start of this season and even had a deadline day bid for him rejected by his current employers.

The midfielder was one of the finest players in the Brazilian top flight last season and Arsenal was expected to sign him in January when the European transfer window reopens.

But they have cooled their interest in him in recent weeks, suggesting they probably will not bother to sign him when a new chance presents itself.

Reports in Brazil via Metro Sport have now revealed why Mikel Arteta’s side is no longer very keen to move for him even if he is offered to them.

The report claims the midfielder’s failure to make the Brazilian squad for the World Cup and his poor form towards the end of their season has prompted Arsenal to rethink their interest.

Secondly, they have to prioritise an attacking signing now that Gabriel Jesus is injured and will be sidelined for a while.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Danilo did well when we wanted to add him to our squad, but sometimes players do not get a second chance to join a top club like Arsenal.

This could be a clear sign that we will no longer consider a move for Danilo at this time unless he proves again that he is too good to be ignored.

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2 Comments

  1. It *may* be due to priortitisation after GJ’s injury (especially if FSR constraints are an issue) but it seems unlikely to be due to him not making the Brasil squad since:

    1. Brasil got knocked out.
    2. They have a vast number of very good players available – it’s no shame to miss out.
    3. He’s young and is a player to develp, not the finshed product.

  2. Yes the writer maybe a little bit off here, it would have been more of the gaffer needs for a finish article as opposed to Danilo not making the Brazilian team.
    The need for a player to hit the road running would have some consideration, on any top coach given how delicately poise things are at Arsenal.

    Players like Bellingham, Savic would improve us instantly, while Danilo though sport a high ceiling could take a little time before get cracking.

    But Arsenal has been in this position before, Bruno Guimarares was look at closely while playing at Athletico Pananease in Brazil, Danilo is more advanced at this stage than Bruno Guimarares was in my opinion,

    Arsenal should sign this kid come what may

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