Edu struggling to get Arsenal’s support to sign midfield target

Arthur Melo remains a transfer target for Arsenal, but the deal is at risk of collapsing.

The Brazilian hasn’t enjoyed his time at Juventus and believes a move to Arsenal is a necessary change of environment right now.

The Gunners have been in talks with the Old Lady over signing the former Gremio man, but they cannot reach an agreement.

Mikel Arteta’s side wants a simple six-month loan move with no buy option or obligation.

That makes little sense to the Italians who insist that he moves on loan for 18 months and a buy option or six months with a buy obligation.

Edu favours an 18-month loan agreement, but he needs the support of the Arsenal board to get it done.

The Athletic says he is not getting that and the transfer is now at risk of being abandoned.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Edu has signed some really outstanding players for us so far and we can trust his judgement mostly.

However, Arsenal’s board is right to have doubts over a long-term move for Arthur.

The Brazilian has struggled to settle in Barcelona and Juventus, what is the guarantee that it would be a different case at Arsenal?

The midfielder has the talent and we can tell that he could do well under Mikel Arteta. But we need to be cautious and that is why a shorter-term loan, initially, is much better.

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  1. Damn Edu is incompetent. Arthur has been trash for years and Edu wants to pay him +100k a week?

    Good for the board to put him in his place.

    Wasn’t Edu the one pushing for Neto etc. Kia clients?

  2. Think it is a good move by upper management; whether it is the board or Josh Kronke.

    Player struggled at Barca, and is a bit part player at Juve in an easier league. I am very skeptical Melo can come to a harder league like the PL and make a difference in our midfield.

    Whether it is Juve or Melo insisting on a longer loan, I would walk away from this deal. It definitely benefits Juve and Melo, not so much for Arsenal.

    Rather focus on Odegaard and ESR getting minutes than Melo. Otherwise, with only PL games left who gets benched for Melo?

    Partey? Odegaard? ESR? Arteta has not shown he is willing to bench Xhaka.

    Glad someone is taking a stand and squashing this transfer, unless it is on our terms; 6 months and no obligation to buy.

  3. Without injuries we are good enough to make top four and our winning run begins next month.come out my mouth won’t take it back.

  4. it seems a little unusual that we’re now suggesting that this underwhelming transfer prospect is an Edu solo venture…I get it that he’s Brazilian, so it’s certainly not a far-fetched assumption, especially considering what has transpired since his arrival, but when this first emerged as a possibility there seemed to be considerably more emphasis placed on Arteta’s potential pushing for another player who loves him some sideways football…on a side note, “the midfielder has the talent and we can tell that he could do well under Mikel Arteta” is a considerable reach, with no factual basis whatsoever

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