The Gunners need a midfielder after two key players were injured.
Arsenal and Edu will be busy during the January transfer window of 2022, but for different reasons.
The Gunners have a clear transfer strategy this summer, with a combination of now-and-future players. Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Fabio Vieira, when healthy, will boost Mikel Arteta’s first-team. Marquinhos is a potential star who will learn his craft in the youth system before making his first-team debut.
After Nicolas Pepe’s loan exit, Edu and co. needed a new wide player. Less than 48 hours before the match, Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are injured. Midfielders left, right, and center are tied to Arsenal. Youri Tielemans is available for £25million, but no club has signed him.
Idrissa Gana Gueye, Douglas Luis, and a few others on the European continent have been linked, but one South American name looks the most likely, despite reports in Brazil dismissing such possibilities.
Arsenal are trying to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo before tomorrow’s deadline, according to the Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel.
Edu seems to be trying to pull a Marquinhos by signing an unheralded talent. Football.london provides a profile on the 21-year-old.
The defensive midfielder moved from PFC Cajazerias (Brazil) to Palmeiras’ U20s in January 2019. He returned to Cajazeiras after a few months with Serie A’s young team.
They let him join Brazil in 2020. Danilo has played 128 games with Palmeiras, including four in the FIFA Club World Cup final against Chelsea.
Endrick, the future Neymar, plays for Palmeiras, a squad noted for creating talent. Arsenal won’t scout a player from the same league as Pablo Mari.
Palmeiras’ #28 has scored 21 goals in his young career, which is good for a defender. He’s also won five trophies with the 2022 Serie A champions. Leaving for Arsenal as his present team nears domestic leave would be daring.