Do Arsenal still need one more signing ahead of the close of the window?

Arsenal’s winter transfer plans did not appear to be going as planned at first, but things have changed for the better in the last few days.

The addition of Brighton’s Leandro Trossard has alleviated concerns about Arsenal’s attack being short. The 28-year-old’s versatility makes him one of the best signings the Gunners could make this winter. Aside from the attack, Spezia’s Jakub Kiwior has been signed as Arteta’s solution to his concern about relying too heavily on Gabriel Magalhaes at the back. Aside from these two, there is speculation that Ivan Fresneda will be signed, though he may be loaned out until the summer.

In any case, if you had to advise Arteta to make one last move this winter, where would it be? If I’m not mistaken, you, like many Gooners, want him to strengthen Arsenal’s midfield. Notably, according to Gazetta dello Sport, Arsenal has made contact with Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie’s agent to see if he would like to move to the Emirates this month.

According to the report, Arsenal approaching Juventus about the deal should not be a problem, as the Old Lady is eager to cash in on the 24-year-old with a £22 million package sufficient to close the deal. Juve has been on a roll this season, and his versatility in midfield has earned him 13 league starts. Notably, he was a driving force behind the USMNT’s World Cup run in Qatar. Do you believe McKennie’s arrival could spell the end of other teams’ hopes of winning the 2022-23 season, as the Juve man could effectively replace either Partey or Xhaka if either becomes injured?

Patrick

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  1. Well! A new holding midfielder signing by Arsenal this January transfer window to reinforced the base of their defence. Is the only piece of the pulse that is missing in their winter incoming transfer signings this season.
    But I don’t really know if the 24 year old American Juventus player Weston McKennie is a top out and out defensive midfielder. Or a box to box midfielder. Some say he is the later.
    But if he happens to be a box to box midfielder. But he can fit in into Arteta’s plans at the base of the Arsenal midfield to give him in playing of the game he wants there in the midfield. To provide top options and cover to Partey or Xhaka when the need be. That’s a kind of versatile cover to two positions in the team at the base,
    i will say, let Arsenql go ahead to sign him this winter window. And sign him.

  2. We are reportedly looking at Caicedo and Onana, the former would be the more difficult signing to pull off. I like what I have seen of Onana in terms of ball winning, his athleticsm allowing him to cover ground for such a tall player and being able to carry the ball via dribbling but not sure about his passing but under Arteta tutelage I’m sure that can be worked on.

  3. Wezton McKinney have watch him seems built for the premier league always improving, but players like Manuel Lacottelli are ahead of him in terms of development.

    Onana is more of a destroyer in my opinion strong and physical in tackle , not bless with the passing abilities of say Caicedo or even McKinney.

    Every player have their price, if we could only get Martin Zubimendi now as opposed to in the summer, what a great market we would have, arguably the best of the bunch on current form and the fact he and Odegaard combined to set La leaguea on fire two years ago, he is really worth going for.

    1. Patino is our midfielder for next 10 years !

      We also have Balogun and many others from our great academy. I would prefer we promote from within now we have a strong squad. That’s also means our transfer budget each year can go one 1 big signing ….if required !

  4. We currently have sufficient cover for Xhaka. Zinchenko is an option for him. Besides, we have more left footed midfielders. What arsenal needs is a right footed defensive midfielder to cover for Partey. That’s a replacement or substitute we completely don’t have. Elneny and Sambi are not good enough.

  5. McKenni would be a wonderful signing, he is such a strong and versatile midfielder. I hope and think Arsenal will do another signing by signing a midfielder before the January window shuts. Than we are really serious challengers for the title.

  6. If we buy a midfielder he must be an upgrade to Xhaka and Partey therefore I choose Declan Rice…His stats are very good
    Google : player Comparison: Thomas Partey vs. Declan Rice and you will get the picture

  7. They need someone who can immediately step in to replace either Granit or Thomas when it happens that either of them get injured. Someone who is already acquainted with the premier league. Such a midfielder will guarantee us a strong midfield to compete for the title race. Declan rice would be a cracker. Telemann would at another level be a good transition. Caicedo is even better but whether we can get him is still questionable?

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