Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have shown that they are on the same page with Thomas Vermaelen over the potential transfer for Brazilian midfielder Arthur. Thomas Vermaelen and Arthur were teammates for a short time at Barcelona. In an interview with Spanish publication Football Espana, Thomas Vermaelen talked up the football abilities of Arthur as he said that the Brazil international needs time to adapt to Barcelona. Belgian defender Vermaelen granted the interview almost four years ago.
Arsenal are interested in signing Arthur from Italian Serie A giants Juventus in this winter transfer window. The Gunners were short in central midfield some days ago, but that’s no longer the situation after the surprising group stage exit for Ghana at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Cameroon. With the early exit of the Black Stars, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is in contention ahead of the Premier League home game with Burnley at the weekend. The availability of Partey has eased the Gunners’ midfield worries. Continue reading ARSENAL AGREES WITH VERMAELEN ON MIDFIELDER