Arsenal may – and doubtless ought to – take into account providing Thomas Partey in a swap deal for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic. Partey’s future has been up within the air for the reason that summer time, with the midfielder linked with Juventus and golf equipment from Saudi Arabia.
The Ghana worldwide finally stayed put, however discuss of a transfer has intensified once more in latest weeks forward of the January switch window. Arsenal are subsequently mentioned to be already doable replacements for him, with Martin Zubimendi and Douglas Luiz amongst others excessive on their checklist.
One other space that Arsenal need to strengthen is their attacking division. Gabriel Jesus has scored only one Premier League aim all season, whereas Eddie Nketiah has fared higher, regardless of not being productive with simply 5 to his title.
It is a matter that Arsenal switch chief Edu should handle if the Gunners are to problem for the Premier League title once more this season. A number of pundits, together with ex-Arsenal star Alan Smith, have claimed that Arteta’s males want an actual quantity 9 to compete with Manchester Metropolis.
Whether or not or not one shall be signed in January stays to be seen, however there are discussions occurring within the background about doable targets for strikers. Juventus’ Vlahovic is one title being talked about after attracting loads of curiosity from the Gunners prior to now.
Putting a deal for the Serbian goalscoring machine will not be simple, however Arsenal may use Partey as a sweetener to get the ball over the road. Actual Madrid are additionally mentioned to be thinking about Vlahovic, however Arsenal have the benefit of constructing a player-plus-cash supply. Reviews in Italy declare that Juventus have elevated their curiosity within the Ghana worldwide regardless of his latest damage document.
Foot Mercato, in the meantime, claims a gathering has already taken place between the membership and Partey’s agent, with Juve trying to discover a substitute for Paul Pogba earlier than January.
With Arsenal in want of a top quality striker and Juventus eager on Partey, it might make sense for Edu to supply his providers in an try and safe a less expensive deal for Vlahovic – a participant they’ve been eyeing for just a few years.