Arsenal latest transfer news; Gunners after creative midfielders as £72 million winger faces axe
As the January transfer window approaches and Arsenal suffer another dismal defeat in the Premier League, this time to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Alley Sport looks at all the Arsenal latest transfer news as Arteta prepares to bolster his squad.
Arsenal latest transfer news: Arteta already wants to offload £72 million flop
It is being said that Arteta is already fed up of Nicolas Pepe and wants to offload the star as soon as January. Pepe got sent off in a 0-0 draw vs Leeds United where the winger foolishly headbutted a Leeds player. It is said that Arteta does not want a repeat of the Mesut Ozil situation at the club and will hence not be against selling the winger.
The Spaniard also bought Willian Borges from Chelsea in the summer and has preferred to start the Brazilian on the right wing whenever he has had the chance to.
Arsenal want Isco as Aouar left frustrated
Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Isco on loan from Real Madrid in January with a view of making the deal permanent in the summer. Arsenal have struggled for goals this season and have been linked with several attacking midfielders, Isco being the latest one.
Meanwhile it is being reported that Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, the player Arsenal chased all summer, has been left frustrated by Arsenal as the Gunners did not meet the £45 million valuation for him. Arsenal decided to sign Thomas Partey in the summer instead for a fee of around £50 million from Atletico Madrid, but can still go for the Frenchman in January as Arteta looks to find a midfield solution.
Arsenal latest transfer news: Leipzing join race for Szoboszlai
Arsenal have been in pole position to sign Dominik Szoboszlai in the past few weeks. The creative midfielder, valued at £23 million, is being chased by Arteta to solve Arsenal’s goalscoring crisis. However, Arsenal will now face competition from Tottenham Hotspur as well as RB Leipzig for signing the Hungarian.
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