Keown thinks Arsenal are about to signal a participant Arteta’s ‘crying out for’


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Martin Keown is backing Arsenal’s makes an attempt to deliver Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo to the Premier League, chatting with talkSPORT (14 January, 12pm), whereas additionally highlighting Miguel Azeez’s Emirates return. 

Well, that was last item Mikel Arteta wanted. 

Granit Xhaka’s twenty fourth minute dismissal throughout Thursday evening’s EFL Cup semi-final stalemate with Liverpool means Arsenal’s already threadbare midfield is one other man down forward of Sunday’s North London derby conflict with Tottenham Hotspur. 

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Thomas Partey is on the African Cup of Nations. Martin Odegaard is absent after testing constructive for COVID-19.

And with Xhaka now becoming a member of him on the sidelines, the choice to ship Ainsley Maitland-Niles on mortgage to Roma appears more and more questionable.

Especially when you think about that Arteta had no alternative however to throw teenager Charlie Patino in on the deep finish throughout final week’s FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest. 

Is Arthur the answer to Arsenal’s midfield issues?

“Arsenal need to move in that area (central midfield),” says Gunners legend Keown. 

Arsenal are closing in on a deal to signal Arthur on mortgage from Juventus. Tuttomercatoweb reviews that the Brazil worldwide has agreed to hitch Mikel Arteta’s aspect this month.

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Miguel Azeez, in the meantime, has returned to North London following a tough mortgage spell within the third-tier. 

“(Arthur) is only 25,” Keown provides. “He was injured and hasn’t featured a lot however they should get expertise in that space. They are crying out for some expertise. 

“They’re taking Azeez back from Portsmouth; a young player I know behind the scenes they think is an outstanding talent.” 

Azeez, a London-born playmaker who has shone for Arsenal at youth stage, struggled to make the step as much as senior soccer on the South Coast. He began simply 4 League One video games in Pompey colors. 

“(Azeez) didn’t get many chances,” explains Martin Cooper, HITC journalist and Portsmouth fanatic. 

“But League One is a really hard and physical league where you don’t get much time on the ball,”

“I’ve seen most of his appearances this season. And, other than the occasional flashes, he didn’t do a lot of observe.

“A shame and I wish him all the best for the future.” 

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