In what could prove to be one of the most exciting transfers this winter transfer window. Arsenal set to go big for Brazilian sensation Bruno Guimaraes. The Lyon midfielder has reportedly been on Mikel Arteta’s radar for a long time now. Additionally, reports suggest that the Gunners wanted Bruno in January 2020 as well. The Gunners are now more desperate for a new midfielder with most of their midfielders unavailable for selection.
While both Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey have departed for AFCON, Maitland Niles loaned to AS Roma. To make things worse, Granit Xhaka has contracted the Covid-19 and will be unavailable for selection as well. This leaves Mikel Arteta with only two midfielders in Sambi Lokonga and Charlie Patino, both of them are raw youngsters with little to no experience in playing important games.
Guimaraes has been in fantastic form lately. He has been Lyon’s one of the best players this season with an average season rating of 7.04. The 24 year old has a similar playing style to that of Manuel Locatelli.
Will Bruno Guimaraes join Arsenal this Winter transfer window?
With the fixtures coming up and fast, Arteta and the management will have to move quickly and grab the service of Bruno Guimaraes. The upcoming matches against Liverpool and Tottenham will prove to be very crucial. According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are working to sign a new midfielder and Bruno Guimaraes is definitely among one of the targets but a deal in January might be too complicated.
Arsenal are working to sign a new midfielder. Bruno Guimarães appreciated but currently not discussed as January target – deal too complicated, €45m fee. 🔴 #AFC
Arthur Melo on loan has been discussed days ago – but still no talks/contacts with Juve. Three names in the list.Advertisement
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2022
That being said, Guimaraes will certainly be a huge asset for this young team which Mikel Arteta continues to thrive with. His playing style is exactly what Arteta is looking for in a midfielder as he ticks all the boxes. Furthermore, Lyon are open to sell Bruno Guimaraes in January for the right price. As we finish looking at Arteta’s midfielder plan.