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Report: Arsenal hold 'huge interest' in £40m star; he's a wonderful passer
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Report: Arsenal hold 'huge interest' in £40m star; he's a wonderful passer

Arsenal hold a ‘huge interest’ in Bruno Guimaraes, but the Daily Express reports that any move for the Brazilian is likely to wait until the summer due to his £40 million asking price.

The Gunners are looking to strengthen their options in the middle of the park this month. Both Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are away on international duty right now. Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka missed their weekend defeat to Nottingham Forest.

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The Daily Express reports that Arsenal want to sign a new midfielder this week. And they are interested in a handful of names.

Both Arthur Melo and Denis Zakaria are on the radar. But the report also claims that Arsenal want Guimaraes at Lyon.

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The 24-year-old has been outstanding for the Ligue 1 side this season. Only two players have won more tackles than Guimaraes in the French top-flight, according to FB Ref.

Meanwhile, his tally of 122 progressive passes leaves him six clear of anyone else.

Unsurprisingly, he is on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs. And the Daily Express reports that Arsenal hold a ‘huge interest’ in Guimaraes. However, it is also suggested that his asking price may mean that a summer pursuit is more likely.

Arsenal must be wary of risk in delaying Bruno Guimaraes bid until the summer

Arsenal may be reluctant to spend big money this month. They did a lot of work in the summer. And clubs rarely sell key men for reasonable fees in the winter window.

Having said that, waiting until the summer to target Guimaraes would be a gamble. Clubs such as Newcastle and Everton need the lift of a big signing this month.

And signing Guimaraes this month would surely boost Arsenal’s hopes of capitalising on the promise they have shown in recent months.

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