As the January transfer market enters its last week, the Gunners have been active in the window despite having a rollercoaster month.
The Gunners missed out on Chelsea’s new winger Mykhailo Mudryk before signing Belgian attacker Leandro Trossard and center-back Jakub Kiwior for a combined fee of £42 million.
It is unclear at this time whether any additional deals are in the works, as technical director Edu is still rumored to be interested in signing players like Eduardo Camavinga, Weston McKennie, and Ivan Fresneda.
Juventus forward, Federico Chiesa is now Arsenal’s top transfer target, claims Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, with head coach Mikel Arteta being a major fan.
Chiesa, who has been linked with both Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, has endured a multitude of injury problems recently.
The Italian international has struggled to achieve full fitness since his comeback to play two months ago after suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in January 2022, which caused him to miss the better part of a year.
The former Fiorentina forward, however, can be devastating when he is available. During the 2020–21 season, he scored 15 goals and contributed 11 assists across all competitions.
Report last week suggested that West Ham United midfielder, Declan Rice prefer a move to Arsenal over Chelsea with the possibility of playing for Gunners manager Arteta cited as a key factor.
Rice is said to have declined interest from La Liga giant Real Madrid, telling the Spanish club that he has already given Arsenal “his word” on a prospective summer transfer, according to Spanish outlet Nacional, via Football365.
The England international, whose deal at the London Stadium is about to expire, is expected to surpass Nicolas Pepe’s £72 million price tag from the summer of 2019 to become the north Londoners’ most expensive signing in club history.
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