Report: Arteta pushing Arsenal to make approach for 'astonishing' 19-year-old likened to De Bruyne
The summer transfer window hasn’t been closed for long, but Arsenal already seem to be preparing for January.
The Gunners enjoyed a great summer window overall, but they failed to get any late signings over the line.
Arsenal could’ve done with bolstering their midfield ranks, and they tried signing Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.
The Villans held firm and the Gunners didn’t manage to get their hands on the talented Brazil international.
Now, according to Italian outlet CMW, Arsenal are looking at another midfielder.
They claim Mikel Arteta is pushing the Gunners board to ready an approach for Juventus talent Fabio Miretti.
Apparently, the Arsenal boss wants a double swoop for Dusan Vlahovic and Miretti worth just over £100million.
While links between the Gunners and Vlahovic go back a while, Miretti appears to be a relatively new target.
Arsenal target Miretti – factfile
Miretti has come through the ranks at Juve and became a permanent first-team squad member just this season.
The 19-year-old has made 16 competitive appearances for Max Allegri’s side.
Miretti is at the very start of his senior career, but he’s already making waves in Italian football.
Scouting outlet Breaking the Lines says he’s ‘arguably the hottest young prospect that Juventus has in its midfield’.
They have also described Miretti as ‘a technically gifted midfielder with great composure’.
Meanwhile, ScoutedFTBL has lauded his ‘astonishing’ rise in 2021-22.
‘There’s so much to like about Miretti’s game both in and out of possession,’ they wrote.
‘Off the ball, he is a rugged, combative defensive player that presses with intensity and closes spaces quickly, always looking for interceptions to kick-start transition opportunities in attack.
‘With possession, he is a press-resistant, creative and damaging player that can play across a number of roles.
‘Deep in midfield he can be that press-resistant, line-breaking ball carrier that helps his team beat the first line of the press.
‘He can also play a box-to-box role, using his industrious qualities as a ball-winner, while also being given license to be aggressive going forward.
‘Or he can play as a pure number ten, where his creativity, dribbling and excellent ball-striking technique all come to the fore.’
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