Arsenal showed a remarkable character that Liverpool withstood a 0-0 draw in the semi-finals of the League Cup, and Mikel Arteta is still terribly short of a midfielder in his team
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But with only ten men, no older midfielders and in one of the most intimidating atmospheres in world football, Arteta’s team occupied the barricades and secured a 0-0 drawLiverpool in the first match League Cup semifinals.
Character, passion, struggle, courage, and a generous part of the defensive spirit were plentiful against Jurgen Klopp page.
However, while Silly Xhake’s stupid red card for his awkward challenge on Diogo Jota made the already difficult task almost impossible, Arteta’s problems and solutions in the middle have not started and will not end with the dismissal of the Swiss captain.
The Norwegian was signed by Carlo Ancelotti for £ 34 million, including extras and bonuses. But Arteta was able to give it a try before he could buy Odegaard, as he loaned an elegant midfielder in the previous January transfer window.
If the loan opportunity had not been available and Real Madrid had demanded £ 35 million, Odegaard might not be playing in an Arsenal shirt today.
After all, his developmental years in top football were spent in the spotlight, which was far too bright for the player of his youth. Odegaard was 16 years old when he knocked out Real Madrid in 2015.
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In his first two loans at Heerenveen and Vitesse Arnhem, he took on the burden of lame expectations, but the pedestal he set was too high for a player barely old enough to reach A-Level.
While his talent began to shine while lending to Real Sociedad, an immediate £ 35 million for Odegaard in January 2020 would have burdened him only with the horrific burden he suffered in his early years.
Freed from the pressures of high prices and expectations, Odegaard’s game during the loan has established itself as one of Arsenal’s transfer priorities.
And the Gunners want to repeat the same trick with their signature Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo on loan.
Reports from the Italian office Tutto Mercato Web, claim that the Brazilian midfielder has ‘agreed’ to join the Gunners on loan, but negotiations between Arsenal and Massimiliano Allegri’s side are still in their infancy.
To offer you a look at the abilities of the 25-year-old midfielder, Lionel Messi once compared to him Barcelona legend and current coach of Blaugrane Xavi. Unfortunately, his career has not yet come close to the same heights as the World Cup winner.
Ever since joining the Italian giants in the substitution after which Miralem Pjanic left for Barcelona, Arthur’s football career has been derailed by injuries and poor form.
While Juventus are set to convince his talent, Arthur has started just four Serie A matches for the Bianconeri, who signed Manuel Locatelli of Sassuolo last summer.
Given his poor form and lack of football, a direct purchase in January would probably be too risky and too expensive for the Arsenal team, which seems to still have a tendency to sign the £ 60 million-valued Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina.
But Arthur’s loan would not only give a free kick to impress Arteta, but would strengthen Arsenal’s chances in the middle and move him away from Juventus ’hefty salary.
At 25, Arthur is far from finished in modern football. Move to Premier League could be the opportunity he needs to rejuvenate his career and return to a feud with the Brazilian national football team.
If Arthur decides that now is the right time to cancel his career in Turin, Arsenal could be in a strong position to negotiate an optional transfer early next season.
If the clubs and the Brazilian can come to an agreement, this is a move that would benefit all parties involved.