‘Absolutely No Need’ ‘Won’t Take Us To The Next Level’ Arsenal Fans React To Romano’s Latest Transfer Update

‘Absolutely No Need’ ‘Won’t Take Us To The Next Level’ Arsenal Fans React To Romano’s Latest Transfer Update

Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz “remains” a target for Arsenal, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Writing in his Daily Briefing Substack column, Romano said that the Gunners are still “monitoring” the Brazilian international, well over a year since they had three bids rejected for the player

Supporters on X are not particularly happy that Arsenal are still interested in Luiz, with many feeling that the London club should be more ambitious with the type of players they are recruiting:

Edu’s Brazilian connections come to the fore once again

The continued interest in Luiz is likely due to the strong contacts that sporting director Edu has with Brazilian players.

It seems as if the 25-year-old’s agent is keeping in touch with the Arsenal supremo, despite the fact that Luiz only signed a new long-term contract with Villa in October last year.

Who else are Arsenal targeting?

In addition to Luiz, Romano has confirmed reports from elsewhere that Wolves’s Pedro Neto is back on the club’s radar after a strong start to the campaign. It is thought that the Portuguese international could provide cover for Bukayo Saka on the right flank. His asking price, however, could be a major stumbling block in getting a deal agreed.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jamie Bynoe-Gittens has been suggested as an alternative but the winger isn’t expected to leave Germany after recently signing a new deal.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.