ARSENAL are in talks to sign Juventus star Arthur on loan as Mikel Arteta fulfills his promise to sign ‘world-class’ players, according to reports.
The Gunners are sorely lacking options in the center of midfield, especially after Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny left for AFCON duty.
Arteta was forced to pick youngsters Charlie Patino and Albert Sambi Lokonga in the 0-1 FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
And the Emirates boss is working to fix his midfield troubles this month with a replacement for former Barcelona star Arthur, according to RMC Sport.
The Brazilian joins Juventus in 2020 in a swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic.
Arthur has a contract until the end of the 2024-25 season.
But he only played 29 times in Serie A in 18 months.
With just seven appearances this season, Arteta is hoping Juve will want to let the midfielder go on loan until the end of the season.
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But Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that he will sell fellow midfielder Aaron Ramsey this month.
That means the Italians decided to keep Arthur as a backup.
Earlier this month, Arteta confirmed he would be looking to sign ‘world-class’ stars to bolster Arsenal’s chances of securing their first top-four finish since the 2015-16 season.
“Historically, this club has targeted the best players in the world,” said the Spaniard.
“The best players are always attracted to Arsenal.
“That situation has not changed. That is a big advantage for us.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4446542/arsenal-transfer-juventus-arthur-loan-arteta/ Arsenal ‘in talks with Juventus to sign Arthur loan transfer’ as Arteta targets world-class players