Four players Arsenal could sign with a £50m budget set aside for January
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is likely to be a busy man again in the January transfer window after spending a lot of money on new signings in the summer months. The Gunners, who top the table, have enjoyed a very impressive start to the new Premier League campaign and will be hoping to add a further injection of stellar quality when the market reopens to maintain their positive momentum at the end of the season.
It appears Arsenal’s decision-makers are poised to back Arteta in January after worrying about the possibility of his squad running out, with the 40-year-old being given a budget of around £50m to use as it seems better to you. according to Sun. A number of high-profile names have been tentatively linked with the Gunners of late, though it remains to be seen which direction they’ll go as they look to use the mid-season market to their advantage.
express sport take a look at four potential targets Arsenal could sign within their reported £50m budget if they play their cards right in January…
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Arsenal have been credited with wanting to sign Tielemans for some time, but could finally decide to jump in January if they decide to explore the idea of a cut-price deal with Leicester City. The Belgian midfielder will be out of contract at the end of the season and he is not expected to sign a new one anytime soon, suggesting Leicester’s last chance to sell him for a fee will come later in the year.
Another option for Arsenal could be to wait and sign Tielemans on a free transfer next summer, although several other Premier League clubs are believed to be keeping a close eye on the 25-year-old’s situation. They could benefit from jumping the queue by trying to land Tielemans in January in a relatively modest deal, which could potentially be done for less than half of his £50m transfer budget.
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Mudryk is also said to be among the players on Arsenal’s radar after turning heads with his form for Shakhtar Donetsk and internationally for Ukraine. The teenage winger has already drawn comparisons to the likes of Neymar as a result of his ball tricks and is widely regarded as one of Europe’s brightest prospects, ensuring he would fit into Arsenal’s transfer policy of signing young players. talented with sky- high potential.
However, a host of clubs across the continent are said to be following Mudryk’s progress, and the amount of outside interest in his services is likely to boost Shakhtar’s asking price in January. Arsenal hope the lure of Arteta’s exciting project will be enough to ward off the competition when bidding opens for Mudryk, who has already signaled his interest in joining the Gunners at the next available opportunity.
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Arsenal may be inclined to point to a move for Villarreal striker Yeremy Pino if they fail in their efforts to sign Mudryk, as the former has been eyed by North Londoners for some time. Reports claim that Pino would be open to the idea of joining Arsenal in January or at the end of the season, but any successful move is likely to come at a high price.
Villarreal are said to be demanding around £50m in exchange for Pino’s signature, which could force Arsenal to spend their entire transfer budget to sign just one player. However, with Arteta keen to ease the attacking load on Bukayo Saka, it would not be a surprise to see a new winger added to the top of Arsenal’s priority list.
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The Gunners have also been heavily linked with a move for Palmeiras enforcer Danilo, who is said to be valued at just £20m by his current employers as things stand. He has been one of the best players in South America in recent months and could emerge as an attractive option for Arsenal in January as a result of his affordable price tag and impressive passing range in midfield.
Arsenal reportedly inquired about Danilo’s availability over the summer but did not follow up on their initial talks with Palmeiras, although a renewed focus in the coming months would not be out of the question. They will no doubt have a host of goals to ponder when the transfer window returns next year, but only time will tell if they can get the deals right to tangibly improve their side ahead of the Premier League run.
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