The latest on Arsenal’s hunt for a central midfielder

An update on Arsenal’s hunt for a central midfielder has emerged on Sunday.

The Gunners have had a very productive transfer window so far, with Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, in particular, looking like excellent additions.

However, Arsenal still appear to be in the market for another defensive midfielder this summer.

The aforementioned Zinchenko can play there if required as he did start his Manchester City career as a midfielder before being moved to left-back.

But Arsenal fans would no doubt prefer to sign an out and out midfielder to cap off a very solid window so far.

And, on Sunday, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Arsenal’s midfield hunt.

Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta are mentioned as potential targets.

However, Romano adds that outings are key to Arsenal bringing in more players this summer, with the likes of Nuno Tavares, Lucas Torreira and Pablo Mari potentially set for the chopping block:

“A new midfielder is a possibility for Arsenal, but outgoings are key. Nuno Tavares was recently sent on loan to Marseille, but they must now find solutions for Lucas Torreira and Pablo Mari,” Romano said.

“Folarin Balogun may leave the club on loan this transfer window.

“Edu Gaspar is a big fan of Lucas Paqueta, but Arsenal are yet to submit an official proposal. Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is still a name on Arsenal’s list but the two clubs are not yet in negotiations over a possible transfer.

“Arsenal will monitor the situation of a new winger if a top-level opportunity arises under acceptable conditions.”

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Josh Barker

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