Arsenal transfer news; Gunners interested in brilliant Lyon midfielder and more latest rumors
Arsenal are looking to solidify their team in January after a shaky start to the season. Their attention turns to midfield, as Alley Sport brings you the latest Arsenal transfer news, gossip, and transfer rumors.
Arsenal transfer news: Arteta interested in Lyon midfielder
After signing Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer, the Gunners are looking to tighten up their midfield in January. Arsenal are looking to sign Houssem Aouar, who according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, is still interested in coming to the Premier League.
The Olympique Lyonnaise midfielder has started this season in the form that he showed last year, getting 3 goals and assists already in the league for Lyon. Arteta would be looking for a creative partner in midfield for Thomas Partey, and has the nod from Arsenal legend Ian Wright who believes the Spanish should pursue Aouar again in January after being linked the Frenchman all summer.
Arsenal transfer news: Arsenal in for Szoboszlai?
Arsenal’s transfer news suggests that potentially in for Hungarian attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. The RB Salzburg midfielder has impressed fans in the Austrian league at the age of just 20, and is valued at 26 million pounds. The London club would be facing competition for Szoboszlai from Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig in Germany, but Arteta would get his man if he was to meet Salzburg’s asking price.
Arsenal have not scored from open play in over 4 hours in the Premier League, and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored just twice this season, with both goals being penalties. Arteta would be looking at bringing in creative midfielders as his preferred midfield trio of Thomas Partey, Mo Elneny, and Dani Ceballos has offered very little going forward this season.
The Gunners sit 11th in the table after gameweek 8, having lost half their league games already. Their 3-0 loss to Aston Villa at home yesterday would only push manager Mikel Arteta over the edge to freshen up the squad in the coming months.
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