Juventus provide Mikel Arteta with easy £73m transfer solution for Arsenal’s midfield dilemma – Bailey Keogh


Arsenal spent around £150 million in a squad rebuild which has improved the depth of many positions around the pitch.

It is due to this that the club has had a great opening three months to the season going into the winter months.

Arsenal had been in desperate need of a central midfielder and signed youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga from Belgian side Anderlecht in the summer.

However, injuries to players in central midfield mean the club is still light in this position and may need to strengthen in January to prevent any chance of Mikel Arteta’s side falling down the table.

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Meanwhile, the Gunners have been given a boost to potentially see the return of Aaron Ramsey.

The Welshman left the club in 2019 before heading to Juventus on a free transfer after spending a wonderful 11 years in north London.

His time in Italy didn’t go as expected and now the club are reportedly open to terminating his contract according to Calciomercato.

The 30-year-old has played just 112 minutes of football for the Old Lady this season and isn’t in the plans for Massimilano Allegri’s squad.

Aaron Ramsey continues to be linked with a move away from Juventus.
Aaron Ramsey continues to be linked with a move away from Juventus.

Ramsey could potentially be a short-term fix to Arsenal’s looming central midfield problems in January.

The club is already dealing with Xhaka’s absence from the side following a knee problem suffered in the North London Derby victory over Spurs late in September.

It gets even more daunting when you factor in the African Cup of Nations that is set to take place between January 9th and February 6th, with Thomas Partey going to the tournament to represent Ghana, whilst Mohamed Elneny will be playing for Egypt.

This means the two midfielders could miss three Premier League games, one of which is the return North London Derby at Spurs, and the third and fourth rounds of the FA Cup.

This would leave Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Albert Sambi Lokonga as the only fit central midfielders at the club.

Ramsey played 262 times as an Arsenal player and scored 40 goals, which is very impressive for a midfielder.

We know what he can bring to the table and if he can maintain his fitness, he could be a bargain with the availability to sign him on a free transfer.

It would certainly go against Edu’s new transfer approach to only sign players at the age of 23 or younger, but the Welshman could inject extra experience to a very young side.

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