Arsenal could look at a midfielder later in the transfer window if they secure a move for Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to a report.
Fabrizio Romano reports that whilst Arsenal’s focus is currently on Mykhaylo Mudryk, he may not be the only player the Gunners try to sign in the January transfer window.
Arsenal could reportedly discuss a move for a midfielder later in January, though Romano adds that they haven’t made an official bid for previously-linked target Danilo.
Romano claims Mikel Arteta’s side were following the Brazilian midfielder, but the situation is currently quiet, and Palmeiras don’t need the money after selling Endrick.
The Evening Standard confirm that Arsenal want a new midfielder, whether that’s Danilo or someone else, though they suggest that’s a long-term target rather than an immediate priority.
The Standard also claim the Gunners want to sign a left-sided centre-back at some stage.
The priority is evidently attacking signings, for good reason. Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have been excellent for Arsenal so far this season, but Arteta doesn’t have strong alternatives to either of them right now.
It’s difficult for the Arsenal manager to rotate either player out of the side without significantly weakening it, and an injury to one of them would have significant consequences for the season as a whole.
Adding a player like Mudryk – who can play on either wing – would certainly give the squad a boost.
Romano has also confirmed Arsenal are interested in Joao Felix, who could provide an option on the wings and up front.
After that, the midfield is probably the next most urgent area to address, and if Arsenal can do that in the January window as well then it would be a real positive ahead of the final few months of the season.