‘This Seems Like A No Brainer’ ‘We Are So Dumb If It’s True’ Fans Discuss Reports That Arsenal Have Made Their Move For 25 Year Old

‘This Seems Like A No Brainer’ ‘We Are So Dumb If It’s True’ Fans Discuss Reports That Arsenal Have Made Their Move For 25 Year Old

Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their attempts to sign Juventus midfielder Arthur, with manager Mikel Arteta keen to add depth in midfield.

The 25-year-old is believed to be interested in making the switch to the Emirates this month, but fans on Twitter are split on whether the Brazilian is the best option:

Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes, Palmeiras’ Danilo, Bologna’s Matias Svanberg and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria have all been mentioned as possible alternatives to Arthur.

However, none of those four midfield options are thought to be available on loan this month while, in contrast, the Juventus star could be secured on a temporary basis.

Such a deal would better suit Arsenal’s needs. Both Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are currently away at the African Cup of Nations but they won’t be absent for that long.

With that in mind, it doesn’t seem wise to spend £37.5m on someone like Guimaraes if the club are not entirely convinced that he will be a regular starter straight away. Loaning Arthur would, therefore, be seen as a better short-term solution.