Arsenal launches a £20m bid for another Brazilian

Arsenal is keen to bolster its midfield this summer after Mohamed Elneny suffered an injury that could keep him out for the long term.

The Gunners have started this season well, but Thomas Partey is injury-prone and his main replacement is now set for a spell on the sidelines.

This has set the alarm bells ringing at the Emirates and they want to fix that problem, according to reports.

Goal.com claims they have an interest in Danilo of Palmeiras and they have tabled a £20m bid for his signature.

The report insists the midfielder has emerged as their main transfer target and they want to wrap up the move soon.

However, the Brazilian side is likely to turn down the offer because they want more money.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Our good start to this season could be lost if we don’t fill the void left in our midfield from the injuries to Partey and Elneny.

At 21, Danilo will offer us long-term value and he could become the replacement for Elneny at the end of this season.

Palmeiras, like most clubs, will know we are desperate for reinforcements and they could dig in their heels before allowing him to move.

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14 Comments

  1. Have been calling for the rod to be struck while hot now the rod is at melting point.

    Months ago I mentioned this Danilo kid and was ask by a gooner what did I know about the kid, well he is technical and very mobile went on to say he is lot more advanced than Guendouzi at the same age, have seen him played on both side of the midfield he is not the finish article yet but definitely will be a top player soon.

    My short term emergency player is the very mobile Kante, the position we are in makes this deal difficult even though he only has a year left on his contract.

    1. Kante is injured as well. Buying an injured player to replace injured players wouldn’t be a good idea.

    2. @Gunsmoke
      Good call Gooner. What we miss in midfield is a Kanye type b2b player, who breaks up play and recycles the ball well. Neither Partey or Xhaka are good at this.

    3. Errr… I suppose people will start moaning about being pedantic but… doesn’t it work the other way with that particular metaphor?

      A blacksmith learns to “strike while the iron is hot” because the metal is malleable while it’s red hot, but hard and difficult to manipulate when it cools.

      So your first sentence should really be along the lines of… “the metal is now almost cold” or similar?

      1. Nah, l don’t think you are pedantic.

        This is about timing.

        Striking the metal while it is red hot, meaning the timing is right to cease that opportunity immediately and make that purchase of the ideal midfielder we need

    4. He is shit man, i’m from brazil, watch him a lot, and don’t want him at Arsenal.
      But hey, thats just my opinion

    1. Dont believe on youtube compilations.
      Even the fans on the team he plays, wants to see the guy sold.
      I’m telling, hes not good enough for us.

  2. A very interesting, and a very skilful player. I have never heard of him before. At 21 he can develope further more. An exciting option here few hours before deadline. Another masterstroke from Edu? Such a technical skilful player will fit Arsenal in the defensiv midfield, that’s for sure.

  3. At this rate we’ll have the whole Arsenal 1st XI playing for Brasil in the WC final – they’ll come home knackered!

  4. We do not ever change a winning team except in a situation of injuries like we have at AFC at the moment.
    Otherwise the structure and formations that have been used to have 12 points,should be maintained.
    With a few minor changes it will show that AFC has attained stability and consistency.

  5. We is Arsenal sometimes sloppy with their decisions? We appreciate it’s good to hold on to some cash to take advantage of a good player coming cheap last minute but we have all known, including kids supporting Arsenal that we need a backup for Partey. We need a monster in the middle of the pitch. We should have gotten that after Jesus and Zinchenko

  6. It looks like we are now worried Ed already just after winning 4 games,,, can we make 10 wins without defeat before getting worried about team selection I thot we had cover now buying new players and sending away some on loan…. Excuses this time are not acceptable injury prone players should be shipped out and replaced by fit material.

  7. Wasn’t impressed when I saw him in the Fifa World Club Cup Final against Chelsea but that was just one game admittedly. I’m more interested in the loose link with Julian Weigl who I think would be a more safer bet at the meagre reported £13 asking price.

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