Arsenal eyeing part-exchange deal to sign Douglas Luiz

Arsenal are reportedly keen on Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz for months and might offer Emile Smith Rowe in a part-exchange deal.

Douglas Luiz is a target for Arsenal heading into the January transfer window. And a report from Todo Mercado web claims that the Gunners could offer Emile Smith Rowe in a part-exchange deal to sign the Aston Villa star.

Luiz has been a key player for the West Midlands club since joining them, and his performances have attracted the attention of Arsenal. The Gunners need to bring in more quality and depth in the middle of the park, and the Brazilian midfielder could prove to be a superb acquisition for them.

The 25-year-old has proven his quality in English football, and he could be keen on taking the next step in his career now. The opportunity to play for a club like Arsenal could be hard to turn down for any player.

Arsenal managed to challenge for the league title last season, and they will be hoping to go all the way this time around. Signing the right players in January could help them beat Manchester City to the title.

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Thomas Partey is currently sidelined with an injury, and he has been linked with an exit ahead of the January transfer window. Luiz would be the ideal replacement for the Ghana international. Meanwhile, Smith Rowe has struggled for regular game time at Arsenal, and he needs to move on in search of regular playing time.

It will be interesting to see if Aston Villa are willing to accept a part-exchange deal for their key midfielder. Smith Rowe is undoubtedly a prodigious talent, and he has a bright future ahead of him. He was regarded as a world-class prospect prior to his injury blow.

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If Aston Villa can help him regain his form and confidence, they could have a future star on their hands. Part-exchange deals are often difficult to execute, and it is likely to be a complicated transfer. It remains to be seen how the situation unfolds over the next few weeks.

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