Romano Makes Huge Transfer Claim As Arsenal Tracks THREE Central Midfielders

Romano Makes Huge Transfer Claim As Arsenal Tracks THREE Central Midfielders

According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are not in talks to acquire Al Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves, Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt, or Fenerbahce’s Ferdi Kadioglu.

Romano stated in his Daily Briefing Substack column that manager Mikel Arteta has “always liked” Neves in particular, but that the Portuguese international is not presently a goal. He also said that the Gunners are not interested in Brandt or Kadioglu:

“Julian Brandt has been linked again and I’m aware that they had some interest in him two years ago, but I’ve heard nothing since then.”

“Ferdi Kadioglu is another name doing the rounds, but again I’m afraid I’m not aware of anything concrete happening there.”

Arsenal are believed to prefer a signing from Aston Villa.

Romano’s new comments are consistent with his reports that the Gunners have already identified a priority target to bolster the midfield.

Douglas Luiz is thought to be the London club’s first target, although it remains to be seen whether the Brazilian is inexpensive.

Some news publications have speculated that Emile Smith Rowe may be employed as a makeweight, although no trustworthy sources have confirmed this.

Why is Arsenal so keen on bringing in a midfielder?

The continued injury troubles of Thomas Partey have apparently pushed Mikel Arteta’s team to reconsider their priorities ahead of the January transfer window. The Ghanaian international has only played five games this season and is anticipated to be out until the New Year after undergoing surgery to repair a thigh issue.

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It should also be noted that Kai Havertz has struggled since joining from Chelsea in the summer, which may have increased the need for a new midfielder.

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