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Arsenal ready to continue market splash with shock loan move for Real Madrid star


Word stemming from the English media late on Friday evening suggests that Premier League giants Arsenal are far from done when it comes to efforts to reinforce the club’s playing squad this month.

The subject of fresh blood has of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines on the red half of north London across the day to date.

This comes with the Gunners having responded to a slow start to the window to clinch deals for not one, but two new signings.

First came versatile Brighton & Hove Albion attacker Leandro Trossard, who will add some much-needed depth to Mikel Arteta’s frontline over the 2nd half of the campaign amid Arsenal’s surprise ongoing bid for Premier League glory.

Then, altogether out of the blue, word was too forthcoming that Edu Gaspar and co. are on the verge of adding reinforcements at the back, too.

As per transfer expert David Ornstein, Spezia standout Jakub Kiwior is primed to take his talents to the Emirates imminently, after a transfer worth ‘in excess’ of €20 million was agreed upon between the the two clubs.

And yet, as alluded to above, the incomings in north London this January may not be done there, either.

Many of a Gunners persuasion would now likely argue that the one area of Arteta’s ranks still in need of a fresh face this month comes in the form of the club’s midfield.

Beyond first-choice deep-lying duo Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka, Arsenal’s options are severely limited as things stand, meaning a single injury has the potential to completely derail the club’s title charge.

Evidently, though, Arteta and co. have established as much, with securing reinforcements in the middle of the park now front and centre on the agenda.

As per a report from the reliable Simon Collings of the Evening Standard, Arsenal are eyeing a shock loan swoop for Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga.

Amid his ongoing struggles for consistent game-time in Spain’s capital, prodigious talent Camavinga has been identified as a potential market opportunity by the transfer team at the Emirates.

A loan offer similar to those previously reached for the likes of Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, in turn, could soon be forthcoming.

It remains to be seen, however, whether the Real Madrid hierarchy would be open to even considering such a move at such a crucial point of the campaign.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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