Mikel Arteta’s mind on midfielders recruitment revealed

Arsenal has hatched a plan that will see them land both Dani Ceballos and Thomas Partey in this transfer window.

The Gunners had a fine end to the just-concluded season and they will want to have an even better campaign next season.

They have identified positions in their team that need to be improved on, and one of them is their midfield.

One player that they have been targeting for a long time now is Thomas Partey.

The Ghanaian is Mikel Arteta’s top target ahead of next season, but his good form has made him a big fish to catch.

Apart from facing competition from other top European teams for his signature, they have also been told that they will have to pay his 50m Euro release clause to be able to land him. This is something the Gunners will struggle to do.

The Athletic has given an update on the progress being made in terms of landing a new midfielder, and they claim that Arteta wants to sign Dani Ceballos on loan this summer so that he can keep funds available for the transfer of Partey.

It claims that the Gunners want to sign Ceballos permanently, but they will struggle to fund a move for another midfielder so they want to ask Madrid for another loan deal and then see if they can afford to sign him permanently in the next transfer window.

Tags Dani Ceballos Thomas Partey


  1. Well, that’s genius and I really do hope it works out as planned. However, I must say, the success of these plans are not in our hands anymore. Only the Madridsters, both the Real ones and the Athletic kind, can really determine the success of our plans.

  2. I just read somewhere that Real madrid has called back Dani Ceballos as he will be needed for their pre-season training and fixtures. This will be a huge blow to MA and his plans going forward.

  3. I can understand Real wanting to keep him and give him a go in the side, especially after watching them against City…. but I’m still reading reports that we’re in talks over another loan.. so who knows!

  4. It would be pointless to bring in Partey and partner him with Xhaka if Ceballos returns to Madrid. If only we could pull off the Coutinho too?!

    We definitely need another attacking midfielder!!

  5. Why continue to chase Danny Ceballos when his heart is at Real Madrid and his family is in Spain? Arsenal don’t want another Lucas Torreira.
    As for Thomas Partey just pay the €50 million and show Arsenal needs business. He is the physically commanding box to box midfielder Arsenal has lacked since Viera left. Combined with a DM like Marc Roca (£18 million) and Willan, AMN or Smith-Rowe. to play CAM, with Willock, Xhaka and David Luiz as backup and Arsenal would be a markedly improved and better balanced team.

  6. i dont get how people see willock as a footballer.
    If there is youth i want gone he is surely the one.A midfielder who has no skill set . He cant run , cant pass , shoot , tackle , cant control the tempo of a game , cant read play , not imposing either. So what do you do as a midfielder , If i was AMN i would have left seeing that such a player gets game time ahead of himself

  7. I think arsenal must sign ceballos on a permanent deal coz da patnership with xhaka was great last season

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