Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly requested the membership to signal Al-Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves when the switch window reopens in January.
The Gunners added reinforcements in the summertime, bringing in midfielders Declan Rice from West Ham United and Kai Havertz from Chelsea. After a powerful second-place end within the Premier League final season, the Gunners have seemingly picked up the place they left off.
They’re third within the standings after twelve video games, however just one level behind defending champions and present leaders Manchester Metropolis (28). Arteta is aiming to launch a sustained problem for the Premier League title and likewise go deep into their first UEFA Champions League in six years.
In response to Spanish outlet Sport (through Soccer-fancast), the Gunners boss has requested his membership to signal Neves. The Portuguese left Premier League facet Wolverhampton Wanderers in a shock transfer this summer time to affix Saudi Professional League leaders Al-Hilal.
Arteta sees Neves as a possible alternative – maybe an improve – for Thomas Partey, who has struggled with type and accidents of late. Having made simply 5 league appearances this season, the Ghanaian is down the pecking order on the Emirates and is predicted to be out to pasture once more in January.
Nonetheless, the Gunners ought to be capable of fend off Premier League staff Newcastle United, who’re additionally in competition for Neves.
What did Julen Lopetegui say about Arsenal goal Ruben Neves?
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Julen Lopetegui has spoken extremely of Arsenal goalkeeper Ruben Neves, who now plies his commerce within the Saudi high flight for Al-Hilal.
In his first season in cost at Molineux final season, Lopetegui took Wolves to thirteenth within the league however Neves was one of many high performers. In 41 league video games, the 26-year-old has scored six targets and an help. All purpose contributions got here in 35 league matches.
Lopetegui mentioned concerning the Portuguese midfielder final season (in response to the above-mentioned supply):
“Ruben is an important participant for us and now he is able to play. It’s actually excellent news for us. He’s an excellent participant, a really full participant and vital for the dressing room and on the sector.”
In seventeen video games for his present facet, Al-Hilal, the Arsenal purpose has been scored twice and supplied an help. Al-Hilal high the Saudi Professional League standings with 35 factors from 13 matches, 4 forward of second-placed Al-Nassr.