Three players Arsenal could sign for free to boost Mikel Arteta’s squad

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As a busy time in the football schedule approaches, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will most probably be open to the idea of signing some additions to bolster his squad options in January.

The Gunners spent £150m in the summer transfer window, with Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Nuno Tavares, Martin Odegaard and Albert Sambi Lokonga all joining the club.

But there is a recognition that Arteta’s squad is far from complete, and the Gunners will undoubtedly need to strengthen further if they are to challenge the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for trophies.

One way technical director Edu may look to strengthen Arteta’s side is by signing players who are currently a free agent and without a club.

With that in mind, here are three free agents that Arsenal could potentially sign in January.

Jack Wilshere

It has been well documented that the former-Arsenal midfielder has been training with the Gunners again while he is without a club and if he impresses, he could find himself playing in Red once more.

The 29-year-old spent ten years at the Emirates, starting in 2008 before he left for West Ham United in 2018. Since then, a short stint at Bournemouth at the start of this year has been the only club he has been at.

Whilst Wilshere is training with the club, he has an up-close audition with Arteta to show he could be good enough to play for Arsenal again. Mix that with his experience and he could be a pivotal behind the scenes character for the club.

Clement Grenier

A vastly experienced midfielder, Clement Grenier could be another option for Arteta. The 30-year-old is unattached after leaving Stade Rennais in the summer.



Clement Grenier could provide cover for Arsenal in midfield (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
Clement Grenier could provide cover for Arsenal in midfield (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

The central midfielder has experience playing for the France national team, making his debut in 2013, and has played over 250 competitive club matches. Those include appearances in Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

Grenier has been linked with a move to the Emirates before, with former manager Arsene Wenger said to have been keen on him. He has been likened to Santi Cazorla in his playing style in the past and could be an option if injuries hit the midfield.

Angel Romero

A versatile forward, Angel Romero can play anywhere across the front three and is still getting into his national team despite not having a club.

The 29-year-old has spent his whole career in South America, playing in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

Even without a club, he still gets into the Paraguay national squad, most recently playing against Argentina and Chile this month. He was reportedly an option for Barcelona amid their injury crisis up front and could be an option for the Gunners if they want to bolster their squad with a versatile frontman.

Source by Football London

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