Report: ‘Incredible’ player now meeting with manager this morning to push through Arsenal move
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Report: 'Incredible' player now meeting with manager this morning to push through Arsenal move

Arsenal are hoping to bring in Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo this weekend and according to Goal, today could be decisive in getting that deal over the line.

Goal reports how Arthur is set to meet with Juventus manager Max Allegri today. On the agenda will be the topic of his protracted move to The Emirates, which is very much at the will-he, won’t-he stage. Reports have already claimed Arsenal are desperate to see Arthur signed in time for this weekend. Any deal would need to be done by midday for him to be available for Tottenham.

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Arsenal, then, will be hoping for the sign off from Allegri and Juventus today in order to push things along. It’s believed that Juve are holding out for a £35m commitment from the Gunners. Arsenal, meanwhile, want to take the Brazilian on loan until the end of the season.

Arthur is seen as an ideal option in the Gunners’ midfield. They are currently ravaged with injuries and have also allowed Ainsley Maitland-Niles to join Roma on loan. Granit Xhaka was also sent off again last night against Liverpool.

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This one seems to have real legs in it and if Melo is meeting the club over finalising a move, it suggests something is more than close. Whether it’s enough for Arsenal to get him in this weekend, however, remains to be seen.

At this moment in time, the Gunners are desperate for a new midfielder. They are looking so lightweight. There is even talk of Ben White stepping into the fold for this weekend’s game.

Arthur will be a steady signing, too. Branded incredible by former Gunner Thomas Vermaelen, the Brazilian certainly has the talent to help Arsenal. It now just looks like a case of Juventus giving the final ok.

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