Arsenal’s pursuit to Dusan Velhovic could hit a roadblock, but a move is possible for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Gini Waijnaldum as the transfer window approaches
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Arsenal have been trimming their squad since the beginning of January’s transfer window. But talks continue – with different degrees of success – as Mikel Arteta seeks to add new recruits.
Ainsley Maitland–Niles was allowed to transfer on loan to Roma. Folarin Balogun, a fellow academy graduate, has joined Middlesbrough in temporary arrangements that will run until the end.
While the Gunners are still evaluating their options in attack, midfield and defence, they may lose more players before the window closes. Questions being raised about the future of several squad members including Pablo Mari and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Dusan Vlahovic, Gini Wijnaldum, and others who may arrive this month are some of the big names being discussed, along with developments on both sides.
Mirror Football has compiled a roundup of the most recent transfer news, as Arsenal prepare for another Champions League campaign.
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Wijnaldum encouraged and urged to move
Gini Wijnaldum is a Paris Saint-Germain midfielder who has failed to make the expected impact since joining from Liverpool. He has been advised to move to Arsenal for more regular football.
Wijnaldum was among a number high-profile additions in the PSG squad during the close-season but has not been able to maintain a regular starting spot.
Ian Rush, an ex- Liverpool fan favourite, has encouraged the 31-year old to return to Premier League if given the chance. Arsenal is still being linked with a January move.
“He’s not playing regularly in Paris but he’d definitely get more game time at Arsenal, who could use a bit of experience to complement what is already a good but young side,”Rush said gambling.com
Vlahovic is urged to make a statement on the future
Dusan Vladovic is still linked to the Gunners, despite not signing a new deal with Fiorentina. Now the Italian club has called for the player’s clarification on his future.
The Serbian is currently the top scorer for Serie A this season and also scored the goal as his club defeated Napoli in extra time to reach the Coppa Italia.
However, his team are believed to be holding firm on a £60m asking price despite the Gunners offering midfielder Lucas Torreira in part-exchange, amid calls from Fiorentina CEO Joe Barone asking Vlahovic to make a statement.
“There is talk about Dusan Vlahovic every day now. We just want to talk about the squad. We’ve already said so much about him, we expect a response from him and his entourage on what the future holds,”Sport Mediaset was informed by Barone Football Italia.
Arsenal in the midst of AFCON panic: Aubameyang, Juventus target
Arsenal believe Pierre-Emerick’s fitness is not an issue after the Arsenal match. “cardiac lesions”Gabon left him out of the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana game.
After missing more than a month with Mikel Arteta, the forward has been linked to a move away the Emirates Stadium. Gabonese FA issued an official statement after the player was excluded from training after returning to training following a positive Covid.
According to The AthleticArsenal is believed to have spoken with Gabon’s medical team to determine that the absence was a precautionary rather than something more serious.
Gabon drew 1-1 in the match and is now certain to make it to the AFCON knockout rounds.