Report – Arsenal reduces their number of midfield targets

Arsenal hasn’t made any significant signings in this window yet, but that could soon change.

Mikel Arteta’s side has done well in this campaign, but they need more players to secure a top-four spot.

They have identified several players as individuals who they would like to add to their squad.

The Athletic claims they have now narrowed down their list of midfield targets to just four players, namely Ruben Neves, Douglas Luiz, Tyler Adams and Bruno Guimaraes.

These players have been top performers at their respective clubs recently and would improve the performances of Mikel Arteta’s side.

The report also claims the Gunners remain in the running for several strikers in this transfer window.

Dominic Calvert and Alexander Isak are their primary targets now after they missed out on Dusan Vlahovic.

Just Arsenal Opinion

We need to keep strengthening our squad if we are serious about a return to the top four at the end of this campaign.

Arteta has shown that he knows how to sign players that will fit into his style of play,

If he focuses on any of the above-mentioned names, we should support him financially to get the deal done.


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  1. Standard Arsenal….no form of realistic viability done for potential targets just a wish list thrown out their and hope for the best.




      1. All you ever do is moan and type in CAPS to try and get your nonsensical points of view across. Your God complex is probably the most sad case of Narcissism I’ve ever seen.

        On top of this you are a massive hypocrite because all your even do is complain about Xhaka.

        P.S. What I said is 100% true, if any form of viability was done they never would have gone for him! Was it worth a try, yes definitely but was it worth almost the entire window? No

        Jog on…

  2. 25 th of January and we now change our targets .
    I say let him work with what he’s got til the end of the season ,let’s see this magician at work .

  3. Ruben Neves would be a great signing. He has done very well for the Wolves. Question is if he wants an Arsenal move or is he awaiting a Man U offer?

  4. It seems like we are aiming for 1 permanent signing + 1 loan signing. So it could be a Jovic on loan+ a Guimaraes or a Striker purchase(insert name) + an Arthur on loan.

    1. Sadly I think he is bottom half of the Championship level!

      Maybe that is all we can afford.

      What is this sudden infatuation with American players?

      Is Kroenke looking to move Arsenal to their godawful MLS league?

    1. I think it’s called confirmation bias Declan. Folks who believe that Edu and Arteta are clueless in the transfer market will naturally think this story, which is probably largely fabricated, is true as it confirms their theory that there is no plan.

      We all do it to some extent or another.

      1. I believe nothing until it’s on the Arsenal website…..years of disappointment has taught me this.

        The Suarez deal comes to mind.

  5. This is Quote from the Daily Mirror
    Both Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba are quickly emerging as two of the finest talents in the top-tier of French football as they continue their shared spell at Marseille on loan from Arsenal.
    It make me wonder more than ever about Arsenal’s strategy regarding defensive players. I do not think for moment, even in the long term White (£50 million) will be better than Saliba. Are any of the midfield targets that we are being linked with so much better than Guendouzi. At least Guendouzi has PL experience. Is it worth buying another expensive player to end up with
    a disappointment like Pepe who many thought was the best thing since sliced bread.

    1. Only way to get these young stars back in an Arsenal shirt is getting Mikel out of the hot seat. They won’t play for him u don’t think in the future.

      Dino, AMN, Matteo & Saliba could have played in this team this season instead of Holding, Mari, Elneny & Xhaka plus saved us millions as we have to replace all of them mentioned above instead of having them in this squad.

      Vhalovic was never coming now with a few days left in the window we have nothing, let multiple players leave who are needed & Mikel has frozen out the likes of Auba, Ozil, Pepe & many more.

  6. Midfield
    Maddison or Neves would be my choices as they are proven at this level & either would greatly improve us
    Richarlison has excellent link up play so could work well with Martinelli, i would much prefer him over Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    In reality we need at least two strikers given the state of play of our current ones but finding the right ones won’t be easy & given that there is only a few days left of the window i doubt we will get any of the above mentioned players

  7. According to news this evening Newcastle are having a bid of €40 million (£33 million) for Bruno Guimaraes accepted.
    Arsenal have signed nobody with few days left. Hmm..

  8. One of the weakest links in our starting Xl is Ødegaard , even though he’s a great player, he lacks strength and pace,

    IMO, It would be good if we add a striker with Lacazette replacing Ødegaard , so we have this, making the midfield tight and strong,

    Tomi- Ben- Gab- Tierney

    Partey- Smith-Rowe

    Saka- Lacazette- Martinelli

    New Striker

    1. odegaard has been our only good player this month. he’s not a weak link. lacazette is a weak link, and Martinelli and Saka have had poor months. Odegaard has sparked plenty of attacks for us. Nobody to finish, or saka and martinelli killing the attacks or having random off games.

      1. Players with Ødegaard’s skills must have strength and pace added, Ødegaard is a fine player but apart from his passes, what else, can he beat his man clearly, like Martinelli and Saka do, even when this guys cross the balls into the 18yard box,
        Where’s Ødegaard for the rebound? How many shots does he take randomly? How many tackles has he won?

        The truth, he makes our midfield weak, Lacazette is almost a good free kick taker as he is,

        Ødegaard is an awesome player who needs steel around him to function.

  9. imagine if we got neves and left Xhaka go. Seriously…. what has xhaka done this season? Injured, red cards, poor games. All things that were predictable, because he isn’t a good player.

  10. Xhàka has rhythmical madness. Days you don’t ever want him leave then come dàys you want to sell him off window period.
    Let’s accept our weakness is in striking line. With midfielders scoring more goals, how far would we have gone if our strikers were hitting too? Our probs are visible but the board is rather adamant.

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