OPINION : Arsenal Have Found Perfect Midfield Addition For Top Four Boost
The North London side are on the hunt for a new midfielder this January. In the absence of Thomas Partey & loan confirmation of Maitland-Niles to AS Roma, the squad is thin. Mikel Arteta confirmed in his press conference that Arsenal are actively looking to add some players to their squad. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s technical director Edu might have found one in Brasil, 20-years-old Danilo dos Santos from Palmeiras
Danilo dos Santos, 20 year-old midfielder from Palmeiras just been linked with Arsenal. Key points: left footed, good distribution, well-disciplined.Advertisement
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) January 8, 2022
What makes Danilo dos Santos perfect midfield addition for Arsenal?
Perfect Age: Danilo dos Santos at 20 years old is perfect for Mikel Arteta’s squad as a long-term replacement for Granit Xhaka. Danilo will have ample time to learn from experienced midfielders like Granit Xhaka & Thomas Partey ahead of him. The exciting young Brazilian can provide a short-term cover for Arsenal while Thomas Partey is away for AFCON.
Playing Style: Danilo dos Santos plays as a deep lying playmaker for Palmeiras. The attributes such as distribution and discipline make him a vital addition to Mikel’s squad. Despite being only 20 years old, Danilo shows great maturity in his game.
Preferred Foot: Arsenal are in a dire need for a left footed Granit Xhaka replacement who can provide balance in midfield. Danilo dos Santos’ left footed playing style makes him very similar to Granit Xhaka but with the discipline which Xhaka doesn’t have.
People that follow Brazilian league believe Danilo has more potential than Bruno Guimarães and Arthur Melo when they moved from Brazil.
Arsenal’s Edu Advantage
Danilo’s agency is Bertolucci Sports, run by Guiliano Bertolucci who has close ties with Kia Joorabchian. Additionally, Kia is also Edu’s agent which gives Arsenal an advantage at securing the services of Brazilian.
Arsenal have reportedly launched a bid of €20m to sign Palmeiras defensive midfielder Danilo dos Santos de Oliviera (@portalR7) pic.twitter.com/anithGkhmb
— Arsenal Transfers (@ArsenalNews93) January 8, 2022
Arsenal’s offer is believed to be €20m + €5m in add on if certain goals are achieved. The offer seems to be fair for a young midfielder & Palmeiras would be tempted by it. As we finish looking at our opinion Arsenal have found perfect midfield addition for top four boost.