Arsenal tipped to sign top Brazilian midfielder this January

Arsenal wanted to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo on deadline day last summer to bolster their midfielder.

Their efforts came too late in the transfer window and the Brazilians rejected a 25m euros offer for his signature.

Arsenal also wanted to sign Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz in that transfer window and couldn’t land the Brazilian either, but it looks certain that the Gunners are still needing a midfielder.

They have remained in form this term and know they must bolster their squad in the winter to sustain their title challenge.

Danilo remains on their wishlist, but it remains unclear if they want to sign the midfielder, but if they do, they have been given hope of landing him by a Brazilian soccer insider, especially as the Brazilian League race will be over. Journalist Jorge Nicola says via Sport Witness“If this proposal is repeated, Palmeiras should end up negotiating for the athlete.”

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We have done admirably well even without adding a new midfielder to our squad in the last transfer window.

But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the chance to improve things in January, especially as Thomas Partey is a worry with his ongoing fitness worries.

However, Danilo might struggle to deliver immediately after joining this club if he moves in two months.

Signing an accomplished player from a top European club might be the smarter thing to do, but with his undoubted talent and with his fellow Brazilians here to help him settle, he could be an excellent bargain.

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  1. Arsenal will leave a few irons in the fire come January time. They will have numerous negotiations ongoing at the same time just so we have a fall-back option would be my thinking. Not sure where Arteta sees our no1 priority, attacker / DM. We wanted P. Neto and we wanted Douglas Luiz near the end of the last window. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait til the summer. I think we’ll be switched right on for this upcoming window. COYG!

  2. OT:
    Now reported that the Glaizers are thinking of selling MU. No coincidence that the business types are selling up as the new FSR rules have come in to replace FFP.

    basically, the owners who *lend* money to the club are selling up because they can’t comnpete with the owners who are happy to *give* money to their club (essentially those owned by a country – City, Newcastle, PSG).

    How long before the Kroenkes follow suit? We could be owned by North Korea soon.

      1. No offence, but I won’t be convinced your one-line assertion.

        I’m also unsure that it would be a bad thing for the club – in the long run.

        Imagine a world with City and Newcastle winning everything. Wouldn’t fans do the same as they did over the Super League, for the same reasons?

        The whole thing would be a plastic tournament. In many ways, it’s already that – Arsenal fans will probably will be among the last to wake up to that because the club is doing well in the current climate.

  3. This transfer is starting to look like a matter of when rather than might happen. He will add dynamism to the midfield, good passing and defensive attributes as well as being able to play both the 6 and 8 role. Maybe take some adaptation time to the prem or might hit the ground running, really depends on each individual player but for £21M could turn out to be a bargain.

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