Brazilian starlet admits he is “ready to play in any competition” with Arsenal bid looming

In the summer transfer window all Arsenal fans were clamouring for Arsenal to bring in a new midfielder, and despite the Gunners transfer spree their was none forthcoming.

In the end Arteta decided to keep Lokonga and extended the contract for Mohamed Elneny, but the Egyptian got injured before the transfer window closed, and despite our late effort to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa it proved failed due to Aston Villa refusing to sell.

The other big midfield targets we were linked with with were Tielemans, Ruben Neves and the brilliant Palmeiras star Danilo.

Danilo’s boss refused to sell in the middle of their season, but now there season is over, the player himself has admitted he could now be ready to move on for the right offer.

Brazilian outlet UOL Sport reported Damilo as saying: “I see myself mature enough to be able to play in any competition in the world, I’m ready.

“Palmeiras helped me a lot, from the off, with [director] Joao Paulo [Sampaio]. And I kept my mentality strong with the arrival of Abel [Ferreira].

“I prefer not to get involved with these transfer issues. I told my agent to only talk to me if it’s the right thing. Then we sit down and talk to Palmeiras and decide what’s best for everyone.”

With our great Brazilian contingent at Arsenal he could settle in quickly, and at only 21 years old he could be a perfect investment to join Edu and Arteta’s project.

And you can’t help but admire the lad’s confidence. When asked how he rated his season, he said modestly: “I give myself a 10. Palmeiras’ year was 10 and so was mine. It was a wonderful year.

“I know that all players have ups and downs, as I had. But both ups and downs, I didn’t change my way of playing and training and managed to end the year with five very good games.”

This rumour seems to gaining traction, and I hope Edu is sorting us out another bargain….

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  1. Arsenal should conduct all their business in the same manner in which they got Veiria.

    As we approach January every Jack man and club are going to be aware of the players we are intrested in, the likes of Man u and Newcastle are going to continue spoiling things for us, cases like Gumaries and Martinez are recent examples of they waiting on us to identify a player then hijacked the deal.

    Am sure their will be other clubs showing intrest in Danilo very soon

    1. I agree but to be fair, I think Vieira shows that they do exactly that.

      The fact that we’ve been linked with every player that has less than 2 years left on their contract just shows that the rumour-merchants are struggling to find anything concrete. If another club wants to go and buy the 400 players we’ve been linked with good luck to them. That seems to be MU’s transfer policy for the last few years 😉

      In the summer, the business was all done and dusted so fast no-one had time to react.

      My biggest worry is that the Kroenkes will sell up, as MU and Liverpool’s owners are looking to do – it’s hard to compete with an oil country’s finances.

      If it gets to the point where it’s Newcastle or City for the title and all the clubs that built themselves over many years are fighting for scraps, football will not be in a good place.

  2. For some reason I just get the feeling he would hit the ground running, the Brazilian league is very physical, quite intense actually and they have raucous atmospheres just some of the things people might question in terms of adjusting to the EPL.

    1. But then Brazil is a warm country. Joining Arsenal in this cold winter might also affect his mental / mental adjustment. Home sickness etc..
      So many factors can contribute. 😊

      1. Your concerns are reasonable, but south American are condition, he will fits to the league like duck to water.

        He’s premier league built, look no further than Marquinhos some even question this young kid age.

  3. The magician had some tricks up his sleeve, Elneny got injured, Luis did not join us, Fabio & ESR were not match fit, Partey was out for a few games, and still we are perched on the top before the break. Marvelous! Every player wanting to join us just because of our marvelous manager & our league position is fine, but does our manager want to sign the player wanting to join us? Arteta knows best!

    1. It is reported Arsenal did tried to sign Danilo last summer but the club didn’t ready to release him.

      Am a big fan of him I won’t deny that, you get steel and mobility, he’s a power house alright

  4. By the way, how surely sured is it that Arsenal will remain interested next January window to sign and eventually signed the inexperience in Epl football playing Danilo? Who may first struggled before getting established after he’s signed. (Look at Lokonga who appears to be struggling trying to establish himself in the team as a regular starter.) Or Arsenal will instead go after signing Douglas Luiz again? Who they last bidded for to sign him late last summer window.
    More so, for, Arsenal Could see a new top top quality talented holding midfielder emerged from at the ongoing Qarta 2022 Would Cup tournament. Who looks to be better than the quality that both Danilo and Douglas Luiz can bring to the game for Arsenal, if it’s happened that they sign one of the pair mids.
    I think if Arsenal moved next Jan window to another Dmf signing other than Danilo or Luiz to sign and signed. This should teach a lesson to any club sides who refused Arsenal to sign their player on the ground of money exploitation seizing on a chance to make a lot of money from Arsenal by overcharging them. Using the ploy of “We don’t want to sell” as a pretex to cover up their greed to rip Arsenal off their money because it is money rich Arsenal who want to sign their player. But not that they are sincere when they say that they don’t want to sell. I think this scenario applied to the anti-Arsenal Steven Geraald managed Aston villa last summer.
    Who for his being a anti-Arsenal man, who contributed to blocked Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal from signing the ace striker Louis Saures from Liverpool. Who may still be having that anti-Arsenal motive in him. Which will not let him sanctioned Luiz sale to Arsenal But may consent if he can’t help it, but if Arsenal pay exubitant fee for signing Luiz. So that he’ll punish Arsenal.
    I believe the transfer windows are not the same. For, a window on it’s own is dynamic. Dynamic in the sense that, for waisting the time of Arsenal when they wanted sign from you, but you refused to obliged them. Hence they’ve moved on.
    Now that Elneny is back. Arsenal may have moved on from their wants last summer to sign Douglas Luiz to another more talented Dmf target this winter window. But whether they will try to sign Danilo this winter but if at all they tried to sign him last summer remains to be seen.

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