Juventus Set To Make Decision On Arthur Melo With Arsenal Loan Move Mooted

By The Editor
on 12th January 2022

Juventus are set to decide on Arthur’s loan move to the Emirates Stadium…


 

Juventus are reportedly expected to decide on Arthur Melo’s future in the next 24 hours with a loan move to Arsenal mooted, Sky Sports News reports.

According to the report, Arsenal are in contact with the Serie A giants regarding a move for the diminutive midfielder, but any ratification will have to wait until after Wednesday’s Italian Super Cup final.

Mikel Arteta made it clear that we need reinforcements in midfield after being forced to field Albert Sambi Lokonga and Charlie Patino in our FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are away competing at AFCON while Granit Xhaka has once again tested positive for Covid-19.

It meant that the combined age of our midfield pairing at the City Ground mirrored the current age of our manager – who happens to be the youngest boss in the Premier League.

Arthur, a former Barcelona midfielder, looks to be the player Arteta is looking at to bolster our ranks with a loan deal until the end of the season the preferred route.

According to RMC Sport in France, talks are at an advanced stage between Arsenal and Juventus to bring the Brazilian international to north London for the remainder of the campaign.

At 25, Arthur seems to be at a crossroads in his career with his swap deal to Turin not working out for all parties involved.

His quality is undoubted, and moving to Arsenal under Arteta’s tutelage could be the spark that reignites the former Gremio star.

Also, much like the loan move for Martin Odegaard 12 months ago, this could be the start of a long and successful relationship.