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13/1/2023 | 07:10pm
Mikel Arteta might be hoping the ultimate couple of weeks of the switch window are form to Arsenal as he goals to finish their 19-year Premier League drought this season.
The North London facet are closing in on foremost goal Mykhailo Mudryk as Arteta appears set to bolster his attacking choices, nonetheless, one other centre-forward to take the burden from Eddie Nketiah and a midfielder will even be on his listing.
Do Arsenal want one other midfielder?
In keeping with Corriere dello Sport (through Sport Witness) Arteta is eager on a transfer for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic though a possible price for the participant may very well be as excessive as €120m (£106m) and the Serie A facet are in prime place contemplating his contract doesn’t expire till 2024.
It will be a significant assertion of intent if Arsenal may safe his providers and he may very well be an improve on present centre midfielder Thomas Partey.
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Milinkovic-Savic may very well be a Partey improve
The Ghanaian has really loved a fruitful season taking part in alongside Granit Xhaka within the coronary heart of the Arsenal midfield, scoring twice, making 0.9 key passes per match, and averaging 78.7 touches per sport.
Even defensively he has been integral to the facet’s glorious kind this marketing campaign, making 2.1 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, and 1.6 clearances per match whereas profitable 57% of his duels.
It’s a testomony to how good Milinkovic-Savic has been this season that he may arrive at Arsenal and be an improve on a participant who has displayed the figures Partey has, however the Serbian may very well be a very fantastic signing.
Certainly, this time period, the 27-year-old has outperformed Partey in quite a lot of metrics, registering extra purpose contributions (ten to 2), photographs per match (1.73 to 1.19), goal-creating actions (ten to 3), blocks (19 to 9) and received extra aerial duels (35 to 19), through FBref.
Arteta is at present missing in midfield depth and signing the Lazio star would assist remedy this difficulty whereas including one among Europe’s best to his squad.
Milinkovic-Savic ranks within the high six% throughout Europe’s high 5 leagues for assists, whole photographs, non-penalty targets, touches within the opposition field, progressive passes restoration, and aerials received in comparison with positional friends in accordance with FBref.
Reporter Siavoush Fallahi beforehand dubbed the participant as “insane” and his present kind means that he may add that additional little bit of metal to the Arsenal facet which may assist energy them over the road and declare an unimaginable league title triumph.