Arsenal target looking for a new club as Gunners prepare to lose key midfielders in the new year

Calciomercato via Football London says Arsenal target, Donny van de Beek is on the lookout for a new club as he looks to call time on his frustrating spell at Manchester United.

The Gunners have long been linked with a move for the Dutchman and could finally get their man soon.

However, they will face competition from Italian clubs, Juventus and Inter Milan for the former Ajax midfielder.

Arsenal has signed the likes of Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard to bolster their midfield in recent transfer windows, but they might have a greater need to have Van de Beek in their squad in the new year.

This is because they expect Partey and Mohamed Elneny to be away for African Cup of Nations duty with their national teams in January.

This would leave a huge void in the Arsenal midfield and they could struggle to fill it.

Van De Beek did well at Ajax and could fill in well for the absentees in the new year, although Granit Xhaka is also expected to return from injury at that time.

The report maintains that Van de Beek has instructed his agent to find a new home for him soon and that could be the Emirates.

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  1. fairfan says:

    Partey + Elneny away for 2 weeks = huge void 🙂
    Partey is away every month with injury.
    Elneny is no more than a cup player at best.
    Xhaka will be back by then. Niles Lokonga Chambers White can all play DM.
    Unless their team reaches the final Partey and or Elneny would only miss one round of the FA Cup, Burnley and Spurs. But you say we should spend 30m on a 10m failed MU midfielder for one serious game.
    Sounds like a plan.
    But not a good one.
    I reckon we should sign this 39 year old Spanish guy who played 284 PL games few seasons back. Not telling you who but his initials are MA 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    A good creative midfielder and can also score from the midfield. Played exceptionally well for Ajax both domestically and in Europe but fell short at United, mainly because their midfield is packed with players. Would be a decent addition to our midfield specially considering he can score long range goals.

  3. Grantygooner says:

    I think he would be a good signing. Xhaka isn’t going to be around for ever and I have been really disappointed with Partey. There’s still some weeding out required in our squad.

  4. jon fox says:

    When I first read”key midfielders”i n the headline I naturally assumed it referred to such as ESR, ODEGAARD, or even SAKA, (as some regard him as a midfielder rather than a forward).

    But what a relief, when I saw Elnenys name alongside that of Partey, who DOES qualify as a key midfielder.

    To my mind there are only two possible explanations for this incorrect choice of words. Either Ad Martin knows almost nothing about the quality or lack of it, of our players, OR , which is surely the truth, that this misleading headline was deliberately chosen.

    I have, as usual, drawn the obvious conclusion as to WHY we were all deliberately misled.

  5. Grandad says:

    What we need is a high energy, powerful, pacey central midfielder come DM with a proven track record in the Premier League.Bissouma has all the qualities needed whilst Van de Beek,does not.He has been an abject failure at Man Utd and is no good to Arsenal.

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