Arsenal transfer: Gunners to sign Brazilian Star midfielder in January

Arsenal missed out on a defensive midfielder in the summer transfer window but will look to rectify that this winter

Arsenal will likely be bringing in a long-time Brazilian midfield target this winter.

That’s according to one report that says that although Mikel Arteta missed on bringing in cover for Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Albert Sambi Lokonga in the defensive midfield role on Deadline Day, the Gunners are not perturbed and will still be making the relevant signing at the next opportunity.

Elneny is expected to be injured for “months” according to Arteta though, leaving him with just two fit No.6s until January.

Arsenal moved for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo in the dying embers of the window when it became apparent that they would be without Elneny for the foreseeable future, with Sami Mokbel

, Chief Football Reporter at the Daily Mail, claiming that the north Londoners would be working on a deal for him.

says that the Gunners will be going back in for Danilo – who was a target in the last two windows – when they reassess their squad in January.

Danilo is left-footed, physical and capable of playing at the base of midfield. But the 21-year-old is also capable of playing as a No.8 and could well slot into Xhaka’s role long-term, should Lokonga play as the deepest midfielder.

Lokonga performed as the No.6 against Aston Villa to rave reviews from Arsenal fans.

Arsenal have made a number of Brazilian signings since appointing club legend Edu Gaspar as the technical director at the Emirates Stadium. Gabriel Martinelli was one of the first, plucked from the Brazilian football pyramid, with the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Gabriel and David Luiz all playing for the club since.

Danilo is valued at around £22.5m by Transfermarkt

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