Arsenal’s midfielder bid boosted as offer for replacement accepted

Wolves are claimed to have accepted an offer from Aston Villa for the services of Leandro Dendoncker, potentially opening the door for Douglas Luiz to leave amidst interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of midfielders this summer, but as yet have only managed to bring in Oleksandr Zinchenko, a player who has already laid down a marker on the left-back spot.

Our need for a midfielder has increased tenfold this week however, with both Mo Elneny and Thomas Partey having been sidelined through injury, and we finally look set to make the jump on adding a new CM to the squad.

Villa were claimed to be resisting the sale of the Brazilian midfielder however, but they now appear to be closing on the signing of the Wolves star which could well change their stance.

Luiz is a top performer, but for whatever reason he appears to have been drifting down the pecking order in recent months, and their decision could well be a blessing for us.

Our efforts to sign the former Manchester City man looks set to close the door on a move for Youri Tielemans this summer also, despite his contract having entered into the final 12 months, but we may well look to land him for nothing come the end of his deal next summer.

Patrick

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14 Comments

  1. Douglas liuz is a midfield warrior and reminds me of a poorer version of Gattuso, however things are getting a little bit muddy in that midfield position with Fabio viera on my mind, with in-form xhaka, odegard, partey, viera, lonkonga, and potentially liuz, Mikel is sure going to have selection headache when they are all fit, though it’s a damn good problem to have

      1. They have signed his replacement and he has a year left. Deal will get done just Villa trying to squeeze what they can.

  2. Hmmm. Not sure I’d buy anyone who played for Villa last night tbf.

    As panic buys go this has a bad feeling about it – is he going straight into the starting 11? Because that’s a risk – but on the other hand, if he’s not going straight in then there’s still the question of who actually will play the next few games?

    And then what problem would Luis be solving? By the time he’s integrated with the team at least one of the others will be back.

    Perhaps he’s just intended as backup to Lokonga.

    1. Seeing he didn’t come on till the 73rd minute and pretty much scored with his first touch and got his team back into the game I’m not sure you can make a conclusion from last nights game.
      He a solid addition to the team aslong as we don’t go stupid and bid way above his value seeing he as 12 months left on his contract .
      Does he play when everyone is fit ?
      I’m not so sure but obviously we need backups .

  3. Douglas Luiz is coming home

    He seems a decent midfielder to me.

    Yes, we do have other midfielders for sure, but Douglas seems to also do well as a right winger. Could MA be thinking of this versatility in his pursuit of him as well?

  4. Back up to lokonga? I don’t think so , Luis is far far better than Lokonga in every aspect, we have been shouting for a cdm since the beginning of this transfer and the club are trying to get one valuable one with cheap price…..
    I wish we are able to get this golden Brazilian defensive midfielder boy to complete our team and move on….

  5. My joy about we buying any EPL player is….. their re not going to use any time to settle….. but Liu’s is a good player…the fact is that he’s even Brazilian international

  6. If Luiz is better then Lokonga as a DM, how is that we tore through Villa at will last night?

    He’s 10% of their outfield – and an even bigger proportion of the part of their team that should be breaking up our play.

    I’m not convinced that this would be anything but a panic buy.

    1. If Haaland is so great why did Dortmund not win the Bundesliga or Champions league last year?

      We’ll wait and see but he has an insane amount of top level experience for a guy that old never mind in the DM position. We know we’ll get a certain level from him.

      Think our panic buy days are long over. We seem to have coherent strategy for all positions and contingencies for various events. In this case Luiz was the instant option when Elneny got injured.

  7. IDontKnowWhyICare, you are so funny, douglas luiz is a panic buy what the hell are you smoking. So tell me who should we buy that will not be panic.

  8. Never buy this kind of a player we need a defensive middle fielders who doesn’t lose the ball easily for me Dauglas is not a player that we need this time in point

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