Arsenal report: Gunners ready to submit offer for the ‘Brazilian Xavi’

Arsenal are preparing to submit a bid for Juventus midfielder Arthur, according to an Italy-based transfer insider.

The Gunners have already signed Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner this summer.

They are also closing a deal to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko, a four-time Premier League champion from Manchester City. (opens in a new tab).

But the Gunners’ business is apparently not over yet, with Arthur back on their radar after previously being linked with the club.

According to rudy galetti (opens in a new tab)covering transfers in Italy, Arsenal (opens in a new tab) they are ready to make an offer for Arthur.

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The Brazilian international exceeds the demands of the Allianz Stadium after only two years at the club.

Arturo joined Juventus (opens in a new tab) in 2020 in a partial exchange deal that brought Miralem Pjanic to Barcelona (opens in a new tab).

But the 26-year-old has struggled to impress Max Allegri and could leave Turin this month.

Arthur needs to get his career back on track and Arsenal are keen to help him do so at the Emirates Stadium.

The former Gremio man had an impressive start in Barcelona and was compared to Xavi Hernandez for his metronomic pace.

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But he was unable to capitalize on a flashy start at the Camp Nou and has failed to get the kick-off at Juventus ever since.

The Italian outfit paid £61m to sign him in 2020, and the deal actually cost them more when you consider that they also parted ways with Pjanic.

Arthur is under contract with Juventus until 2025, but Arsenal hope they are willing to let him go for a significantly lower amount than they signed him for.

Meanwhile, Arteta’s team are still interested in Youri Tielemans, but reports indicate they need to sell before they can buy in the Belgian’s case. (opens in a new tab).

The same could happen with any potential deal for Arthur, so a transfer is unlikely to be imminent.