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Arsenal: Gunners move would ‘appeal’ to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Arsenal: Gunners move would 'appeal' to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Arsenal News

Transfer expert Dean Jones says that a move to Arsenal would ‘appeal’ to Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Lowdown: Contact made

As per Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via Doc), the Gunners ‘have had contact with Mateja Kezman’ – the agent of Milinkovic-Savic – over a potential move in the January transfer window, but they ‘have not yet submitted offers’ for him.

Arsenal is reportedly a ‘real option’ for the player and their interest is ‘certified’; and if a January bid is not forthcoming, then ‘it could materialise in June’.

The Latest: Arsenal ‘appeal’

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has shared that a move to the Emirates Stadium would ‘appeal’ to Milinkovic-Savic.

The journalist said: “I know that Juventus had an eye on this one too. Arsenal would definitely have an appeal about it to Milinkovic-Savic.

“But we have to be open-minded about how other offers from elsewhere might compare to that.”

The Verdict: Dream signing

Milinkovic-Savic would certainly be a dream signing for Mikel Arteta’s side in the middle of the park.

Hailed as ‘dynamic’, ‘stunning’ and ‘electric‘ by journalist and Lazio supporter Jerry Mancini, there are not many better midfielders in world football than the Serbia international.

He ranks in the top 6% in Europe’s top five leagues in 2022 for non-penalty goals, non-penalty xG, shots, assists, xAG, npxG + xAG, touches, progressive passes received and aerial duels won per game (FBRef).

Sharing a similar playing style to world superstars Jude Bellingham and Kevin De Bruyne, among others, the 6 foot 4 brute would likely dominate midfield battles in the Premier League; and at 27 years of age, Arsenal would be signing a player in his prime.

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