Arsenal have been linked with several midfielders this transfer window and one of the exciting names mentioned is Martin Zubimendi. The Spanish midfielder’s flair on the pitch makes him an ideal fit for Mikel Arteta’s vision, particularly with key players like Thomas Partey, Fabio Vieira, and Jorginho contending with injuries and fitness concerns.
Football journalist David Ornstein has revealed the Gunners’ admiration for Zubimendi, expressing a genuine desire to secure his services. However, the prospect of the £53 million-rated midfielder donning the Arsenal jersey appears uncertain, according to insights shared by Ben Jacobs on The Done Deal Show.
Jacobs divulged that Zubimendi has harboured reservations about a potential move to the Emirates, questioning whether it aligns with his developmental aspirations.
The midfielder’s uncertainties have persisted, and with Real Sociedad enjoying success in European competitions, a mid-season transfer may not be feasible.
While Zubimendi remains on the radar, Arsenal have explored alternative midfield targets in the January window. Among them, Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz has surfaced as a prominent name. Despite strong speculations, sealing a deal for the Brazilian seems challenging this month.
Other midfield options linked to the Emirates include Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and Liverpool’s Curtis Jones. The latter, at 22 years old, is considered one of the Premier League’s brightest talents. Although his inclusion in the transfer discussions have raised eyebrows, reports suggest that Arsenal views Jones as a top target for next summer.
Mikel Arteta, reportedly an admirer of Curtis Jones and envisions the Liverpool midfielder as the perfect fit for the left central midfield role, a position currently occupied by Kai Havertz.
Jones, seeking more consistent playing time, has started only six Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp this season.