All the latest transfer talk involving Arsenal as the January window heats up as Mikel Arteta and Edu look to strengthen the Gunners’ squad
The January transfer window has now been open for a week and potential moves involving Arsenal continue to dominate the headlines.
A knee injury to star striker Gabriel Jesus during Brazil’s World Cup campaign has led to Mikel Arteta’s side being linked with a number of talented forwards, including Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudric and Atletico Madrid frontman Joao Felix. football.london reported last month that the Gunners have seen a bid of around £55m for Mudric rejected by the Ukrainian club, while Atletico are prepared to send Felix out on loan for the rest of the season.
With all of that in mind, football.london has rounded up all the latest Arsenal transfer talk below.
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Another striker already linked with Arsenal is Roma centre-forward Tammy Abraham, La Repubblica, via RomaPress, claim that both the Gunners and Manchester United are monitoring the England international’s situation in the Italian capital. Abraham enjoyed a stellar 2021/22 campaign with the Serie A giants, scoring 27 goals in all competitions as Roma won the inaugural edition of the UEFA Conference Europa League.
Abraham’s old comments also suggest he would be open to a move to the Emirates Stadium if the north Londoners decide to make a move for his services. Speaking about his childhood to Eurosport in 2017, he said: “To be honest, I was an Arsenal fan.
“When you’re young and you’re choosing who to support, if it’s a family thing, it’s a family thing. Luckily for me it was a family thing so it wasn’t a problem at Chelsea.
“Someone I looked up to was Thierry Henry. His finishing options, his movement, the way he dribbles.
“Someone like that is a key influence on me. I would like to be as big as him and maybe even better.’
Ukrainian football agent Igor Krivenko warned the “gunners” that Shakhtar will not look “realistically” at the situation with Mudrik. Speaking about the chances of the 22-year-old leaving the Ukrainian club in January, Krivenko told Footboom: “Minimal.
“Shakhtar will not let Mudrik go for the money they are offering at the moment. €100m (£88m) is an inadequate price. A player from the Ukrainian championship cannot cost more than, for example, a player from the Netherlands.
“You have to look at things realistically. There is market value, and Shakhtar seem to be taking numbers from the ceiling.
“The boy [Mudrick] is in the ‘golden cage.’ I know for sure that in the summer Brentford offered good money for Mudrik, but the Donetsk team refused.
“It seems like they want to reflect on their taleeeeeeeeent and all that they have lost in past failed transfers.”
Transfer guru Dharmesh Sheth claims positive talks have taken place between Atletico and Arsenal regarding the aforementioned Felix. Speaking about the Portuguese talent on the Transfer Talk Podcast, Sheth said: “We’ve been told positive talks are continuing between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid about signing Felix on loan, but this is where it gets tricky.
“Atletico want around £19m for this six-month loan deal, that’s the loan deal and the wages. Arsenal think it’s too much for a six-month loan, but if you take the numbers away for a moment, I think for both clubs this deal will work.”