Luiz, Sancho, Alvarez and more

Luiz, Sancho, Alvarez and more

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Douglas Luiz is a player Arsenal have admired for some time. It’s not a secret. In fact, we know that they tried very hard to lure him away from Aston Villa two years ago when they had multiple bids rejected for the midfielder on deadline day.

Mikel Arteta and Edu were both convinced enough by Luiz’s quality that the club made offers, but Villa were adamant at the time that they would not sell. So we know that Arsenal are long-term admirers of the Brazilian, which explains why links are once again surfacing over a potential move this summer.

I haven’t heard anything yet to suggest that Arsenal will try again for Luiz, however. But it’s one of those transfers you could never completely rule out as we know he is a player that they like. Although at the moment, if he goes anywhere, it looks like it could be Juventus.

Arsenal moving for Luiz would make sense for a number of reasons, however. We know they are in the market for a central midfielder this summer and it looks like Villa’s PSR problems could mean that he is available for a relatively decent price.

Luiz knows the league, so would not need time to adjust to the demands of playing in England and he has shown with his form for Villa that he is a top level player who would improve the Arsenal squad.

So if Arsenal did decide to step up their interest in Luiz this summer, I wouldn’t view it as a bad move, especially if the price is a good one. It could be one of those market opportunities that arise from time to time that is just too good to walk away from.

I think if I were choosing between Luiz and Bruno Guimaraes, that I would probably opt for the latter. I just think Bruno would offer Arsenal a little bit more in terms of what they need right now.

But he would certainly be the more expensive option and given Arsenal are looking to strengthen throughout the squad this summer, I would understand it if they went down the slightly cheaper route and looked to take advantage of Villa’s need to raise some cash this window.

I just don’t see any way that Manchester City would sell a player to Arsenal this summer, especially one as talented as Julian Alvarez.

There have been reports that the Argentine forward could be on his way out of City this…

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