There’s now less than a week left of the January window for Premier League clubs, meaning that sagas which have been around throughout the winter market will need to reach a conclusion quickly, or not at all.
Arthur to Arsenal has been one of the most repeated dramas, and one of the biggest stories around the Juventus media this month.
From the start it was made clear, in both Italy and Brazil, that the midfielder would be keen on a move to the Gunners. Juventus weren’t happy with a six month loan deal, wanting something longer term, and it was stated the player would prefer that option too, giving him some stability.
Gazzetta dello Sport now report Arsenal are edging towards that and are ‘willing’ to meet the Juventus conditions of an 18-month deal. Arthur remains and it’s stated he’d accept Arsenal as a destination ‘with pleasure’.
The one thing that would then be holding up the January move, is it still being insisted the Turin side want to get a replacement in before finalising any exit for Arthur.
When that’s done, it looks like Mikel Arteta can get in one of the signings he wants.