Arsenal would be open to signing Inter Milan attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to the Corriere Dello Sport. The Italian newspaper claims the former Spurs playmaker could be used in a swap deal to sign Granit Xhaka.
We carried a story on Sunday which backed up reports that the Gunners are interested in signing Eriksen, in addition to Chelsea and Manchester United, with the Danish international having failed to make an impression during his time in Italy.
The 28-year-old is likely to be available in January and, with Arsenal looking for a playmaker, the Italian press have put two and two together. Supporters on Twitter, though, don’t think Eriksen’s signing would be a good idea:
No more rejects I beg
— Joseph Petrassi (@JosephPetrassi) November 17, 2020
— Keerat Singh (@KeeratS98578557) November 17, 2020
People actually want him???
— John (@kdotIsGoated) November 17, 2020
We need to change this policy of signing declining players and focus more on martinelli type signings. We don’t need another Willian.
— Chief owiriwa🇳🇬🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@ChiefOwiriwa) November 17, 2020
I would surely have Ozil over him, though it seems like a ship which has already sailed. As for Eriksen’s wages, don’t think we’ll sign him on those wages, he would be taking a wage cut, if he signs.
— Arsenalog (@TheArsenalog) November 17, 2020
I believe he’ll be looked at only if Aouar/Szoboszlai both ain’t available. We are creating minimal chances so probably looking for a quick fix in Jan. Also according to reports he was made available on loan at half the wages back in summer. The case may be the same in winter.
— GerviNooo (@Gunnerised) November 17, 2020
Ozil > Eriksen. But Arsenal need Eriksen considering Arsenal won’t register Ozil again.
Hope this helps
— The Football fan (@zizouwiz) November 17, 2020
The way this club is run is embarrassing,
— Marvin thenshaka (@shaka1forster) November 17, 2020
If that happens, I’m cutting ties with this club
— Walid (@TheArsenalSZN) November 17, 2020
Eriksen is horrible now this would be a bad transfer in general both bad players
— Guapo (@NoCappn) November 17, 2020
As some have mentioned, Eriksen is a pretty similar player to Mesut Ozil so why not simply use the German instead? Some of the club’s thinking in the transfer market can be pretty nonsensical at times, and we shall have to see whether any concrete approach is made for the former Spurs star.