“I can’t believe this is the guy Arsenal want to sign for just £15M, his signing will go down as one of the best signings ever”- Sports commentator Paul Merson is taken aback by Arsenal’s desire to sign a £15 million star.
Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s target is ‘one of the most underestimated’ Premier League players.
Arsenal have been linked with Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz once more ahead of the January transfer window.
According to 90Min, Edu Gaspar and Mikel Arteta of the Gunners are ardent fans of the Brazilian.
Arsenal great Paul Merson has praised Luiz ahead of Premier League matchweek 10.
“Douglas Luiz will have some takers as early as January,” the Arsenal legend said on Sportskeeda.
“The pressure will be on Villa to turn down bids for the midfielder.”
“He’s one of the Premier League’s most underappreciated players; there’s not much he doesn’t do.”
“I’m a big fan of him and he has shown up week in and week out this season so far.”
Arsenal have long been linked with a deal for Luiz after failing to sign him last year.
The Gunners, for example, were said to have failed with a deadline-day deal for Luiz last summer by The Guardian.
Jorginho was eventually signed by Arsenal a few months later.
Now, the Gunners may need to reignite their interest in Luiz.
As good as Thomas Partey is, he still struggles to stay in shape for long periods of time.
Meanwhile, Kai Havertz has struggled to impress since joining Arsenal from Chelsea in the summer.
TBR View: Douglas Luiz would be a good fit for Arsenal.
In terms of Luiz, the 25-year-old has recently excelled under Unai Emery.
This season, he has six goals from 15 appearances in all competitions for the claret and blue.
Luiz would undoubtedly fit the description at Arsenal as a high-calibre midfielder who can play in a variety of positions.
However, after signing new terms with Villa last year, the Gunners would have to pay up if they wanted to sign him.