Should Arsenal try again to sign Douglas Luiz this coming summer?

Roy Keane is the latest to convince Arsenal that Douglas Luiz is the right midfielder for them. Douglas Luiz has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners won’t be able to complete the deal this winter due to its financial demands and our FFP struggles.

Even so, that doesn’t stop pundits from claiming that the Brazilian midfielder is what they’re missing.

Keane admitted on Sky Sports that he is a fan of the Aston Villa midfield engine, who delivers game after game, can be trusted, and knows how to take care of the ball.

Despite his concerns about his pace, Keane believes the 25-year-old could play for any club. “He turns up every week, this player,” said Keane. “He never seems to be injured. Quality player. I like him.

“I think he was linked with Arsenal last year. There are no surprises there. With some of the Villa players, you think they can certainly go on to play for a Man United, Arsenal, or even Man City, you look at Watkins.

“But I like Luiz. He is consistent. Turns up week in and week out. You know what you are going to get from him. I like a lot about him. Probably lacks that real pace maybe.

“In terms of his decision-making and looking after the ball, Very, very good.”

The ex-Manchester United midfielder is correct. It is difficult to look at Arsenal’s midfield and not feel that they’re missing Granit Xhaka. For how good Luiz is, I believe he will be the one to step up and properly fill the void Xhaka left.

Havertz has been fantastic in his own right, but I don’t believe he was the best midfielder to replace Xhaka, and I’m sure some Gooners agree as well. Arsenal’s transfer regret should be why they didn’t go back for Luiz last year after they tried so hard to sign him in the 2022–23 season but failed.

Should Arsenal try again for Luiz this coming summer?

Daniel O

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  1. It would depend on his price tag in the summer, which could be decent since his contract will end in 2026

    Arsenal must have at least one productive dead-ball specialist like him

    1. Yes, his price will be decent. £115M is the going rate isn’t it. And that’s for the donkey at Chelsea! So taking into account inflation and the fact that DL is better than the aforementioned donkey. About £130M should seal the deal. Or £125M and ESR 😉

  2. People have stop believing that havertz been incredible he is a failing and him on the field creates kaos the guy does not do the basics of any of our other midfielders from last year he dont add anything but a tall body he gets chances and misses them but we suffer in midfield we miss partey who moved the ball quickly rice can’t play partey and xhaka role

  3. Just read that we are about to confirm Raya’s transfer after initial loan. This is really insane !! Raya has shown he is no better than Ramsdale. Should have let the loan deal lapse and use the money to better effect by purchasing a much needed striker. Our season is now really at risk of petering out with no silverware. MA will lose the majority of the clubs fan base at this rate.

    1. We have obligation to buy raya not an option. End of season we must pay up its not a loan whereas we can send him back they moved on

    2. You defo don’t go games if you think we’ll turn our backs on Arteta if we sign Raya. Ridiculous comment. Some of our fans have turned into entitled know-it-alls again. We’re in a good place in a very competitive league

  4. Yes Arsenal should go back for the Brazilian and I will explain why;

    He’s an all action box crashing number eight, whose press resistance with a technical base, passing range and ball striking ability, he sports good fuel winning capacity and physicality to play in a double pivot similar to Rice and Partey.

    The Brazilian is a progressive midfielder a dead ball specialist who comes alive in the second phase when entering the box.

    Similar to Rice baby, I can still see Douglass Luiz playing in a better team and with better technical players, in a more possession base style would definitely take his game to another level.

  5. Agree Gunsmoke. We should have purchased Luiz instead of Karl H. MA was too obsessed with his versatility falling into the “jack of all trades master of none trap”. We are hamstrung now with lack of funds and FFP so sadly Luiz deal won’t happen this winter.

  6. Douglas Luiz is a really good player and Arsenal should have tried more in the last summer to get him. However, if not in this winter window, Arsenal must try their best in the summer to get him. But if Aston Villa finish above Arsenal in the League table, then Emery might persuade Luiz to stay with them.

  7. Why all the fuss, mikel is not going to sell smith Rowe. Arteta likes his young players this was why he extended nketiah and Nelson AND Esr contracts. The players most likely to be sold are partey and elneny, but never the younger players, jeez it’s not difficult to read mikel body language.

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