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Arsenal gets warned for this swap deal as Arteta looks for midfielder

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Arsenal have reportedly been advised to take a step back from a signing this summer. Arteta has seemed optimistic in recent months about a new signing. He even said that it is finally time to go to a different level in the coming months. Moreover, technical director Edu has hinted toward the signing of one or two ‘top quality’ players this summer.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Leicester’s Youri Tielemans and Bologna full-back Aaron Hickey are top targets for Arsenal. However, It seems that missing out on Champions League qualification will not affect Arsenal in any way. Their primary focus this season is ‘heavy investment’.

Coming to one transfer talk which is claimed to be false by football.london reporter Chris Davison. The deal includes a swap between Juventus’ Arthur Melo and Arsenal’s Gabriel. TuttoMercato journalist Giacomo Iacobellis reports that the Gunners have renewed their interest in Arthur Melo. They tried to acquire Arthur on loan in January the bid was unsuccessful. However, it seems that Juventus would like Gabriel in any possible deal.

Another report by Tuttosport, says that Gabriel is ‘very much liked’ by Juventus. Juventus are eagerly looking for Giorgino Chiellini’s replacement.

Is Arthur really important in Arsenal’s playing setup?

As Chris Davison says that back in January this transfer would have been fruitful. It would have been a ‘low-risk’ deal as he says. However, he says that now the situation has changed and he is ‘not too keen’ on the transfer.

The Brazilian is now valued between £8.4m-£12.7m as reported by CIES Football Observatory. Arthur has not got enough game time this season. Moreover, in the matches he had played he has been successful in scoring just one goal and providing a sole assist.

His overall goal contribution is also not said to be great. Moreover, his style of play matches that of Arsenal’s other players like Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.  

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