Both in the middle of the field and up front, Arsenal still has work to do in the transfer market before the Deadline Day clock hits zero.
The day has finally come, and considering how much attention Arsenal technical director Edu brought to the planning for the transfer window at the beginning of the window, it may be surprising that the club still has work to do. Also, they are needed in more than one place.
Arsenal is having a hard time with the injuries to Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, and Oleksandr Zinchenko so early in the season, after only four games. People hope that the club is working to fix these problems and get the “firepower” that Mikel Arteta said they needed after their win over Bournemouth.
There are, however, three players who stand out and might join the club in the next few hours. Since the last player came in July, midfield and winger have been the main areas of focus, so it’s no surprise that the club has been looking for talent in these areas.
Danilo, a midfielder from Brazil, seems to be the most likely. The 21-year-old has been a long-term goal for Arsenal, and the club has been linked to him for about 18 months. However, Elneny’s injury seems to have sped up any plans to move for the midfielder.
Sami Mokbel of Mail Sport says that Arsenal is trying to make a deal. Still, Palmeiras has no plans to let the exciting player go if they want to win the Copa Libertadores. They are in the semi-finals and have no chance of finding a replacement.
There have been rumors that Arsenal will finally move for Youri Tielemans if Danilo turns out to be too hard to work with. A deal for the Belgian has been talked about all summer, but football.london knows that the Gunners have not yet made a move for the 25-year-old even though they are still interested.
Leicester has always been willing to sell, but if Mikel Arteta and the rest of the team were as sure about Tielemans’ quality as they were about Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, an official offer would have been made much sooner.
Last is the wide player. Pedro Neto and Yeremy Pino have been mentioned, but Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk seems to be the most likely choice. The Athletic says that the club has been looking at the Ukrainian after a deal for Neto became too expensive.
But with so little time left, it looks like only Brentford is the most likely Premier League team to sign Mudryk. Because Arsenal’s midfielders have been hurt, the wider position has taken a back seat. This is now the job that seems the least likely to be filled before the deadline.
So, this makes people wonder what would happen if Bukayo Saka got a serious injury. After Nicolas Pepe left on loan, the Gunners have only Marquinhos, who hasn’t played much, and Fabio Vieira, who might be able to do a lot of different things.