According to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are pushing hard in order to complete to signing of Arthur Melo from Juventus on a loan deal.
The Gunners are desperately short of midfield options and are looking into the market for reinforcements.
Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are at the Africa Cup of Nations and Granit Xhaka has been isolating after testing positive for Covid.
As a result of that Mikel Arteta’s side have made ‘new contact’ with Juventus in an attempt to sign midfielder Arthur Melo on loan.
Earlier this morning, Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has provided an updates regarding the situation.
According to journalist: ‘Arsenal are pushing for Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus. He’s one of the main names in the list. Player understood to be open to join in case club will find an agreement. #AFC
‘Juventus have not accepted yet – they’d need a replacement to let Arthur leave. Talks ongoing.’
A completed deal for Arthur Melo would offer a financially viable and short-term solution in securing additional reinforcements in the center of the park for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, which may well allow the club to continue to push for Fiorentina’s Serbian starlet Dušan Vlahović.
Arsenal technical director Edu Gasper has reportedly doing everything to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina this month.
The 21-year-old striker who in 2021 equalled Ronaldo’s record for Serie A goals scored in a calendar year, open to Premier League move but his agents remain biggest obstacle to getting a deal done.