Arsenal plot raid on cash-strapped Spanish outfit to bolster creative concern

Date published: Sunday 3rd January 2021 7:55 - Steve Pearson

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Arsenal have reportedly reignited their interest in a Valencia playmaker amid the Spanish side’s continued financial difficulties.

The Gunners have struggled to be a potent force in attack for much of the current campaign.

Despite a recent mini-revival, the club remain in the bottom-half of the Premier League table.

Their main issue has come in the creation of chances. Despite the club’s current midfield options often failing to provide their forwards with quality service, calls for Mesut Ozil’s return have fallen on deaf ears.

The lack of cutting edge could be solved in the transfer window, but the club missed out to RB Leipzig over long-time target Dominik Szoboszlai in December.

Ex-Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen remains an option, but according to HITC, Arsenal’s focus has shifted.

The outlet (who cite Spanish publication El Desmarque), reveal that Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler is back on their radar.

Arsenal are described as being ‘keen’ to land the 24-year-old who has registered five goals and four assists from just 12 league games this season.

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Soler was linked with a switch to the Emirates last year, but a move ultimately did not materialise.

Their chances time time around are seemingly increased through the fact Valencia are struggling financially.

The club are described as being ‘vulnerable’ in the market, and will ‘consider any decent offer for their players regardless of the damage it will do to the first-team.’

 

Dortmund break silence over Arsenal target

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Meanwhile, The transfer links between Arsenal and a Borussia Dortmund attacker have been addressed by the club’s Sporting Director, Michael Zorc.

A recent report detailed a Celtic star who has emerged as a budget target. With the transfer kitty expected to be small, value options could be on the menu.

Regardless of the cost, one area which requires immediate attention is in the creative department.

With quality service severely restricted, club talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has notched a measly three league goals thus far.

Borussia Dortmund playmaker Julian Brandt had been rumoured to be on the club’s radar to remedy the situation.

Indeed, the latest report indicated his potential arrival was a talking point in the Arsenal dressing room.

Now, his links with Arsenal have been directly addressed by Zorc.

 

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