Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo. Arsenal are keen to add quality to their midfield during the January transfer window. They are looking to face a serious challenge in order to finish fourth in the Premier League and return to the Champions League.
according to NewspaperArsenal could sign Melo on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy. Milo rose to prominence during his time with Brazilian club Gremio. He attracted the attention of a handful of Europe’s top clubs before joining Barcelona in a €30m deal in the summer of 2018.
The midfielder suffered less than an impressive first season with the La Liga giants. He failed to score a goal and only provided two assists in 44 matches across competitions.
Milo improved during his second season with Barcelona. He scored four goals and provided four assists in 28 matches across competitions. However, Barcelona sent Milo to Juventus as part of a swap deal in 2020 that saw Miralem Pjanic move in the other direction.
Arthur Melo struggled to adapt to Italian football during his first season with the club. He has only played 22 league matches and has not scored any goals.
The midfielder has slipped from the criticism standings at Juventus this season, making just eight appearances across competitions. So he can look to move away from Juventus in January to renew his career. One of the clubs interested in his services is Arsenal.
Arsenal could see Alexandre Lacazette leave next summer, while star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at the club is also in doubt. The Gabonese was recently stripped of the club’s captaincy and missed the last two matches for disciplinary reasons.
Arsenal need to sign a statement like Juventus star Arthur Melo in January
Arsenal spent over £120m on new signings last summer. The Gunners haven’t always spent a lot in recent years, but backed manager Mikel Arteta has been in style this summer. However, results under the Spaniard have been mixed so far.
Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League table, and are still far from one of the top four in the competition at the moment. The North London club has improved dramatically since Arteta took charge, but there are still a handful of signings far from becoming an elite side.
Mikel Arteta is said to be keen to sign a quality midfielder, and he may also be in the market for a new striker in January. Arsenal have shown an interest in the services of Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, and could sign him on loan until the end of the 2021-22 season.
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