Arséne Wenger has confirmed Arsenal will not welcome further arrivals once Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez complete their moves, but could the Arsenal manager’s comments be a faux pas?
News of Arsenal’s interest in Lanus’ Miguel Almirón started gaining momentum yesterday and as at this morning, speculations are rife all over the media that the Gunners are really in talks with the Argentine outfit over a potential deal for the Paraguay international.
Tuttomercatoweb report that Arsenal are poised to land Almirón, having submitted a bid of £9.4m for the attacking midfielder’s services. But Lanus are said to be holding out for £11.1m before parting ways with Almirón.
The Italian source continue that negotiations are still ongoing and Arsenal hope to wrap up the deal before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
Almirón, 22, was picked up by Lanus last summer from his native Paraguayan side, Club Cerro Porteno, where he had risen through the youth ranks before breaking into the senior team in 2013. The three-time capped Paraguay international also represented his nation in this year’s Copa America tournament.
In addition to the impending arrivals of Perez and Mustafi, Arsenal have brought in Granit Xhaka [£34m], Rob Holding [£2m], Kelechi Nwakali [£3m] and Takuma Asano – now on loan at Stuttgart [£800,000].