Looking at Arsenal, they could profit from a winter midfield signing. A move for a midfielder is not necessary because the position is struggling, but because there is a need to provide some security in case of injuries, because Thomas Partey may leave, and because there is a need to provide another quality midfield option. Imagine Arteta having Rice, Havertz, Odegaard, Jorginho, and another quality midfielder to choose from; it could be amazing.
So, who could this brilliant midfielder be? It could be Douglas Luiz. The all-action Aston Villa midfielder is having a fantastic season, with 5 goals and 2 assists in 14 league games while anchoring Villa’s midfield.
Arsenal craved him in the summer of 2022, but they were unable to sign him because Villa rejected their last-minute bids. There was some rawness in him back then, but looking at him now, the Brazilian appears to have hit his pinnacle. His arrival at Arsenal in the winter, in a deal that might cost the club a lot of money, could transform the Gunners’ midfield into one of the finest in not just the Premier League but also Europe.
However, how does Douglas Luiz feel about his links to Arsenal? Speaking on Sky Sports, the ex-Manchester City man stated that he enjoys the transfer links but is currently focused on assisting Villa.
“I am very happy to hear the stories, but I am here at Aston Villa. My focus is totally here. I don’t spend a lot of time looking at the stories. I see them, but I don’t focus on that, and I’m not looking at it every day. My head is here at Aston Villa.”
Why should Luiz’s words be music to the ears of Gooners? If he wasn’t interested in leaving Villa Park, he would have said he knew nothing of the stories going around about his future. Other players in similar situations have always been coy of such questions; they’ve always implied that they don’t pay attention to reports about them to fully show they are committed to their current clubs.
Arsenal will hopefully be able to persuade Villa to sell them their midfield engine during the winter transfer window. Aside from a striker signing, Douglas Luiz might be the signing that secures them the Premier League title at the end of this season.
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