/*896532.Arsenal are plotting a move for Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window as Mikel Arteta remains keen to bolster his midfield.
According to Calciomercatoweb, Arsenal could approach Juventus for Adrien Rabiot in January. The 27-year-old French midfielder is available on a cut-price deal in the next window, with his contract expiring in the summer. Mikel Arteta is keen to reinforce his midfield options to keep momentum in the title race.
Arsenal are in flying form and sit on top of the Premier League charts. After their win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City’s loss to Brentford, the Gunners find themselves five points clear of Pep Guardiola’s side. Mikel Arteta is keen on maintaining momentum as the north Londoners chase the title.
Compared to Manchester City, Arsenal lack the squad depth needed to mount a concerted effort to win the Premier League. Arteta is keen to bolster multiple areas of his team, including buying a new winger and a midfielder.
The midfield is particularly short in quality. At times, the Gunners have struggled without their preferred pairing of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey. They are already targeting Brazilian midfielder Danilo to cover for Partey, but the other position may also need reinforcing.
Albert Sambi Lokonga has struggled this season, and Arsenal may consider bringing in another player in his place. Arteta would like a new star to come in and share the burden with star performer Xhaka. Manuel Locatelli is a target for Arsenal, with the Italian midfielder capable of playing the No.8 and No.6 roles.
A recent report in Italy suggests the Gunners could also target 27-year-old Frenchman Adrien Rabiot to bolster the squad. The Juventus midfielder has had a good season so far, but the club could part ways if they receive €10 million from the market.
The 27-year-old Frenchman will enter the final six months of his deal in January. Juventus would like to cash in than see him leave on a free transfer. Rabiot came close to joining Manchester United in the summer, but the move collapsed in the eleventh hour.
Arsenal could get a chance to bring the 27-year-old Frenchman on a cut-price deal. The idea may prove suitable for Arteta to keep momentum in the title race. Rabiot will be representing France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which could allow clubs, including the Gunners, to get a good look at the Juventus star.