Arsenal Round-Up: Battle For Danish Playmaker, Message to Arteta, January Move For La Liga No.22

By | December 4, 2020

Inter Milan ready to listen offers for 28-year-old playmaker amid Arsenal interest

Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly told to pay £27m in order to lure Danish playmaker, Christian Erisken away from San Siro in January transfer window.

The former Spurs midfielder is free to depart from San Siro during the January transfer window, having struggled to make his mark since arriving from the Spurs earlier this year.

Denmark International has not managed a goal or an assist in eight games at club level this season, while he has managed to found back of the net just four times and three assists in 34 appearances for Inter since his arrival.

Arsenal and Man Utd have both been credited with an interest in the former Tottenham playmaker, who contributed 69 goals and 89 assists in 305 games for London giants between 2013 and 2020.

According to Tuttosport, the Italian heavyweights have informed the Premier League pair that an offer of £27m will be enough to lure Erisken away from San Siro.

The 28-year-old is also believed to be attracting the attention from German giants Borussia Dortmund, however, player himself is believed to be keen on to play for a Premier League team once again and it gives Arsenal and Man Utd chance to sign him.

“They are a middle-of-the-table team” – Arsenal legend slams his former club

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has claimed that the Gunners have been terrible this season and look like a middle-of-the-table team.

Mikel Arteta’s team have won four, drawn one and lost four of their nine Premier League games in 2020-21 to sit down in 12th position in the division.

Merson has claimed that his former team were extremely fortunate to pick up a point against Leeds United last weekend and has also criticised the form of the Gunners skipper Aubameyang who has scored only two goals in the Premier League this campaign.

“Some people are saying one step forward, one step back. One step back?! That’s kind. They were a million miles off Leeds last Sunday. It did Arsenal a favour when Nicolas Pepe got sent off, Leeds then ran out of ideas because Arsenal had to sit deep,” Merson told Sky Sports News.

“Only a couple weeks before, Leicester [City] went to Leeds and put four past them. Leeds let in goals. The teams that beat them are the teams with players who can glide past their defenders; Arsenal don’t have that.

“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is bringing absolutely nothing to the party at the moment. He played central and he was ineffective as he was before. You watch them and think they are a middle-of-the-table team.

“Looking back at that win at Manchester United, it doesn’t look so great now. Do not even start me on Manchester United, it’s no big licks going there and getting a result at the moment.”

The North London giants will be looking to return to winning ways in the league when they welcome Wolves on Sunday night before travelling to their arch-rivals Tottenham next weekend.

Arsenal lining up January move for 28-year-old Real Madrid star valued at £38m

Arsenal are reportedly considering a January move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has played seven La Liga games for the Los Blancos this campaign, however, has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the side, leading to rumours that he could make an exit from the club on at the start of 2021.

Everton have been heavily linked with the Spaniard, who has managed to found back of the net 51 times and provided 54 assists in 314 games for the Los Blancos since joining the team from Malaga.

However, according to Defensa Central, the Gunners head-coach Mikel Arteta has urged his board to make a move for the Spanish midfielder when the January transfer window will be re-opened.

The report suggests that the North London club could sign Isco on an initial loan deal with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the 2020-21 season.

The former Valencia playmaker, who only has 18 months left to run on his current deal with Zinedine Zidane’s side, has won two La Liga trophies and four Champions League tittles during his time at the Bernabeu and is still capable to become a key player at Arsenal or any other Premier League team.

Real Madrid are believed to value Spaniard at £38m.