Arsenal have once again suffered a lacklustre effort up to now, making the continuing January window a vital period for new boss Mikel Arteta and his guys.
Having committed to a couple high-profile transfers lately, Arsenal stretched themselves financially though the club need to go another season without Champions League soccer.
Here are just two gamers Arsenal must consider signing on loan deals in January.
Juventus midfielder Rabiot has been connected with a move to the Emirates in January, according to football.london.
The Gunners’ midfield situation resembles that of a soap opera right now. Granit Xhaka’s inconsistent form and questionable attempts have been woeful and the exact same could be said about Mesut Ozil, whose output on the pitch doesn’t reflect his massive salary.
Lucas Torreira has been the only true workhorse in the center of the playground for Arsenal this year as he uses his pace and power to win back the ball and send up his teammates the pitch.
Rabiot, who has just made nine appearances for Juventus this effort, is called a box-to-box player and that’s exactly what Arsenal need right now. Too many mediocre teams have outplayed Arsenal in the midfield and because of this, they’ve jeopardized Bernd Leno’s goal far too many times in matches.
Rabiot has struggled to produce the Juventus starting eleven. Rabiot traditionally played as a defensive midfielder, but he’s been used higher up the pitch and even out broad occasionally in the past.
Another Juventus player who was connected with a move to Arsenal is defender Merih Demiral.
In the summer window, newly appointed Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri augmented his centre-back options with the signings of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax along with Demiral from Sassuolo.
When taking under account the Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Daniele Rugani are still in the club, Sarri is certainly spoilt for choice.
The 21-year-old has been limited to three appearances in Serie A so far this season, that is hardly the ideal situation ahead of the summer’s European Championships.