Would Mudryk and Danilo be enough to propel Arsenal to the title?

We all know that the January transfer window is still a month away, but there are still hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours popping up in the media as usual.

Despite the volume, the two targets that are continually mentioned are the Brazilian midfielder Danilo, who looks like an absolute bargain at around 25million, and of course the Ukranian sensation Mykhalo Mudryk, who seems to have set his heart on a move to the Emirates, but there have been some outlandish figures mentioned to prise him away from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The biggest plus with these two transfers is that, not only are they both young and extremely talented, they are both going to be available in January.

Shakhtar Donetsk have made it clear that they are going to be listening to offers in January, and with the Brazilian season over, Danilo is ready to move on and has stated that he is “ready to play in any competition”.

It’s no secret that Arteta has stated we are short of players to challenge for every trophy, and it is also a fact that we need a midfielder desperately, and an extra winger to give competition to Saka and Martinelli, and these two stars are looking the most likely to arrive in January.

Do you think that these two would go a long way to help us keep up in the title race and still compete for the Europa League and the FA Cup?

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33 Comments

  1. I’d say go for it if we can without breaking the bank
    We need more quality players as we lack depth and can’t rely on our 1st team all being healthy the rest of the season

    1. Breaking the bank should not be a concern. Our owner is a billionaire and the club is worth close to 4 billion. Let’s add Coby Gapko to the list too and forget about Cristiano Ronaldo.

      1. Two good reasons for concern:

        1. Financial Stability Regs (replacement for FFP).

        2. What Arsenal gets from the “owner” is loans (which is why the FSR applies, if it were gifts then they can do what they like).

        The second one is why all the businessmen are selling PL clubs now. Reports that Liverpool sale is in discussion with potential bidders in Saudi and Qatar (which is interesting since those countries already effectively own a club each).

  2. Not sure if these two would be instant hits with Arsenal this remaining season. But given their talent and youth, there’s little doubt they’ll be great additions to the squad and they would massively improve the team going forward.
    So if it can be done now, why not?

  3. Absolutely, positively, definitely yes they could go a long way, in adding strength and
    depth to our team.

    One massive advantage with these players that are just below the radar, is that they won’t join and start sulking because they are not starting right away,
    They both carries high ceilings and may take a few outings to get going, But Danilo is premier league built and will take to the premier league like duck to water .

    Signing these too would be a solid step in the right direction.

    1. 👍🏾 the Brazilian league is actually decent preparation for the EPL in terms of it being very physical and intense, the crowds are passionate too. The only question marks regarding adaptation to the tempo of the premier league, obviously the quality is also higher and the weather climate is different. All things considered like you I am confident Danilo won’t have any problems acclimatizing in comparison to someone like Lokonga.

      1. ELG
        Exactly my point I have been trying to make mate.
        But you need to look no further than on Marquinhos sign recently, some pundits even question his age, at 19 yrs old but you can’t just push him off the ball you can see he is ready for battle,

        But you’re right am the first to admit the English league is at a higher standard

  4. R Francis agree with you…the owner is a billionaire…it’s not my money anyway…let’s add Mbappe Neymar and Haaland besides Gakpo….how much will it cost…probably above 300 mil….the billionaire can afford…again it’s not my money…Im more than glad to spend other people’s money.
    ..

  5. it would certainly help and fit into the how good will the squad be in 4 seasons together , defence is fine so maybe a cf too , just to add a champions type bench.

  6. They will certainly add strength in depth and quality for the long term, whether that gets us over the finish line is very hard to predict. When you look at Liverpool signing Diaz last January it gave them a boost and they ended up competing on all fronts when that didn’t look possible earlier in the season and unfortunately Bentanceur and Kulusevski helped make Spurs sneak into top 4 ahead of us, all of them came in from a different league, so who is to say Danilo and Mudryk won’t settle quickly and hot the ground running.

  7. The two players i mean mudryk and Danilo is not enough cuz we have some areas that need strengthening talk about defense no proper rotation and talk about forward no killer striker I’m talking about the like of haaland and also thomas need a strong back up you can see the way it affect us during his absence, the two player is going to be a great addition but is under probability and besides let’s hope and pray they adopt to the league instantly if not we may end up regretting cuz of time and the money,

  8. I’d prefer Vlahovic, as he can offer better hold-up play and aerial ability. Jesus can rotate with Martinelli on the left wing and plays as an alternative RW as he usually did at Man City, so we won’t need a new LW

    I’d be surprised if we sign Mudryk, since we’ve got many attackers who can play LW very well. Maybe we’ll sign Tielemans, Danilo or no one

    1. We have moved past Vlahovic who was not interested in joining us anyway. Re Mudryk yes his main position is LW but he can also play on the RW too, so he can rotate with Martinelli and Saka no problem.

      1. I bet Arsenal would just extended Nelson’s contract instead of recruiting a non-homegrown LW from a non top European league

        Instead of Mudryk, I’d prefer Arsenal to tap into Moukoko. He can rotate with Jesus and Saka

      2. Of all the wingers linked to Arsenal, the most impressive to me is Jesper Lindstrom of Denmark.He is a prodigious runner off the ball,intelligent and quick.A cut above Nelson and far better value for money than Mudryk who is over hyped in my opinion.Lindstrom was Denmark’s top performer against France yesterday particularly in the second half when he caused problems for the French left back..A really talented, natural right winger who would be an excellent addition to our squad.

  9. Very positive let them do that business as soon as posible and on top of that list let them include Tielimans as well.

  10. I feel we should throw every penny we have at signing two exceptional players in January. Firstly Felix has playing rw for Portugal so signing him would add world class competition to both Jesus and Saka. Next up Gakpo who can play anywhere across the front line or final choice Leao of Portugal who might be the best of the three but is limited to the left. Next up the midfield position. Bellingham or Rice. Both can cover two our our midfield roles, Bellingham maybe all three. All in all break the bank for both Rice and Felix and the title could be ours.

    1. YEAH RIGHT! Lets just buy ALL the worlds top players , Everyone of them! Dreamers like you are so tedious to read!

      Kind Uncle Stan will just GIVE us all the billions needed, as all fantasists know. Until they wake up from those daft dreams!!

    1. Firstly, we need a 6ft SS or RWF with pace, good finishing and a good heading accuracy. Secondly, we need a Partey alternative. This will bring the much needed versitilty to the squad. .. Our title challenge might depend on this.

  11. With the little knowledge I have, I think that what many Brazilian players in Europe lack is someone to help them ‘loosen up’, they took away the fear that many players have of Europe. it may seem a lot of nationalism on my part, but Paulinho, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, is leaving for free now in January, it would be a very good signing if someone could give him peace of mind and help him adapt better to European football. (Someone I say would be Xhaka, Jesus….experienced players with leadership)

  12. I believe that Arsenal are still weighing up their reinforcement options for signings next January. And not until after the World Cup break has ended before they will take a final decision on the new players they want to sign. And try to sign them. Probably it’s a holding midfielder and a regular top League goals scoring striker or winger that they’ll sign next January transfer window.
    But let it be remembered that the home grown issue needs balancing if Arsenal sign two new players next January. Which currently stands at 1 short in numbers during the Arsenal summer registering of 24 man first team squad for the Epl campaign this season.
    Therefore, should Arsenal sign two out of any of: CR7, Danilo, Gakpo, Mudryk or Danilo next Jan. Definitely, a first teamer will be offloadefl on loan out in January.
    For me, I in my layman scout will preferred Arsenal sign Gakpo over Mudryk in Jan. But if they can’t afford paying his signing fee which could be big. More especially if he had a very successful World Cup outings. And besides the money bag rich club sides like Man City, Chelsea and Man Ud will out bid Arsenal to his signing in Jan if they want him.
    However, irrespective of if any of the above 3 big clubs sign Gakpo in Jan or not. Mudryk will be okay for Arsenal to sign him next Jan window if they want him and can afford paying his signing cost price. And him too will wants to join Arsenal in particular.
    As for the likelihood of Cristiano Ronaldo joining Arsenal next Jan window. I think it’s a possibility that can come to fruition if Arsenal seriously want him. And pursued his signing with every seriousness it’s deserved to pursue his signing. Because L foresee Arsenal won’t be the only top 5 League European clubs who will want to sign him in Jan. Moreso, if he had a successful World Cup campaign for Portugal to prove that he is sill at the top level of game playing. But honestly speaking, I don’t think Arsenal will want to be paying him his reported £500k/week wages that he is said to be earnings at his former Man Utd club side.
    As for Danilo joining Arsenal next Jan. I think and believe the deal will be good for Arsenal to get it done. But if they want him to possibly do an upgrade to their holding midfield position in Jan which should be quite adequate if Arsenal can’t find or get a better than him to sign in Jan.

  13. I believe that Arsenal are still weighing up their reinforcement options for signings next January. And not until after the World Cup break has ended before they will take a final decision on the new players they want to sign. And try to sign them. Probably it’s a holding midfielder and a regular top League goals scoring striker or winger that they’ll sign next January transfer window.
    But let it be remembered that the home grown issue needs balancing. For, if Arsenal sign two new players next January. But with home grown currently stands at 1 short in number during the Arsenal summer registering of 24 man first team squad for the Epl campaign this season.
    Therefore, should Arsenal sign two out of any of: CR7, Danilo, Gakpo, Mudryk next Jan. Definitely. A first teamer in the squad will have to be offloadefl on loan out in January.
    For me, I in my layman scout will preferred Arsenal to sign Gakpo over Mudryk in Jan. But if they can’t afford paying his signing fee which could be big. More especially if he had a very successful World Cup outings. And besides if the money bag rich club sides loft Man City, Chelsea and Man Ud step in to out bid Arsenal to his signing in Jan if any of them want him. Arsenal may lose out on his signing next Jan.
    However, irrespective of if any of the above 3 big clubs sign Gakpo in Jan or not. Mudryk should still be okay for Arsenal to sign him next Jan window if they want him and can afford paying his signing cost price. And him too wants to join Arsenal in particular.
    As for the likelihood of Cristiano Ronaldo joining Arsenal next Jan window. I think it’s a possibility that can come to fruition but if Arsenal seriously want him. And pursued his signing with every seriousness it’s deserved to pursue it to get him. Because L foresee Arsenal won’t be the only top 5 League European big clubs who will want to sign him in Jan. Moreso, if he had a very successful World Cup campaign for Portugal to prove that he is sill at the top level of game playing. But honestly speaking, I don’t think Arsenal will want to be paying him his reported £500k/week wages that he is said to be collecting at his former Man Utd club side.
    As for Danilo joining Arsenal next Jan. I think and believe that the deal will be good for Arsenal to get it done. But if they want him and use him to possibly do an upgrade to their holding midfield position in the team from Jan. Which should be quite adequate if Arsenal can’t find or get a better than him to sign in Jan.

  14. New players. The key word is not players. It’s the word new. This is no longer Arsene Wenger’s ‘I believe in you and go express your talent’ team. This is Mikel Arteta’s ‘listen to me and take your job seriously or ………….’ team. Mykhylo Mudryk is sensational but I think Arteta trust ESR more as he knows and played his system before. Similarly to Elneny compared to Danilo. Yes, player purchase is important but to achieve success at the expense of the current system is long term grave digging. Buy them nevertheless if possible but treat them as ‘everybody pulls their own weight here so stop dreaming’ players. Eddie Nketiah’s form and attitude are really worrying so maybe a hungrier CF would be a blessing. The midfield need more style and creativity too. Could ESR be the cat in the hat for Arteta? Only time will tell.

  15. I think we should go for the two players if they are really good enough to help us challenge for the tiles.
    we can still go for a attacker that can help Jesus at the front

  16. I always read JA in the hope we can read some intelligent and considered views.

    But some others ones on this thread just seem to imagine, in their confused way, that nice Uncle Stan will just GIVE us all the hundreds of millions needed to buy all these fantasy players , mostly top class, but way out of our financial league.
    I wonder do some of these fantasists ever stop and consider the REALTY of how Arsenal is allowed to spend funds and who holds the purse strings! It seems to me they do not and never stop to REALLY THINK at all!

    1. Well he’s just spent 500 million over the last 3 years jonny boy so maybe not quite a silly fantasy as you so politely call it .

  17. I guess it depends on where Arteta and Edu think we are at. If they seriously think we have a shot at the title this year, then I suspect they will go for players with a bit more big league experience whose contracts are winding down – e.g. Pulisic, Zaha, Assensio, Tielmans.

    Mudryk and Danilo seem like good shouts for the future not not to put us over the top this year.

  18. Great additions but don’t forget to loan or sell nketiah and lokong also.. honestly arsenal needs a taller striker to add something different aerially..I don’t see why Arteta and Edu keeps missing that type of player..Such player offers something different than what we have

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