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Arsenal already planning to launch January bid to sign ‘unbelievable’ player, he wants to join Arsenal

Arsenal are planning to make a third bid for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in January.

That’s according to a report in The Sun, who believe Arsenal want to sign the Brazilian for £15m.

Arsenal had two bids for the ‘unbelievable’ midfielder rejected at the end of the summer transfer window.

Journalist Rudy Galetti reported on deadline day that Luiz was pushing to join the Gunners, but a move never materialised.

Arsenal then turned their attention to Luiz’s compatriot Danilo, however that pursuit ended in failure as well.

Mikel Arteta’s side could have paid the price for not bringing in another midfielder.

Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny both picked up injuries, leaving Arsenal short of central options.

Albert Sambi Lokonga partnered Granit Xhaka, but is some way off the level required to be a regular starter for a team chasing a Champions League place.

According to Football London, Arsenal may have Partey back for Saturday’s north London derby.

Arsenal planning another Luiz bid

Douglas Luiz could have made himself very unpopular at The Emirates had he joined Arsenal on deadline day.

The holding midfielder scored his second direct corner of the season against the Gunners a day before the window closed.

Steven Gerrard had to have a heart-to-heart talk with Luiz to get him back onside after the transfer didn’t happen.

He returned to the side against Manchester City, before coming off the bench against Southampton.

An injury to Boubacar Kamara, who appeared to be Luiz’s replacement, may make Villa unwilling to sell the 24-year-old.

However, Villa will lose the midfielder for nothing next summer if they don’t sell him, as his contract is set to expire.

Arsenal appear to be in a relatively strong position to sign Luiz, and it’s good to see they’re already planning a bid.

With The Sun also reporting that Mikel Arteta is becoming increasingly concerned about Partey’s fitness, reinforcements are definitely required.

 

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