Arsenal boss Unai Emery must be desperate to add to his ranks ahead of Thursday’s 11 pm deadline but funds are limited.
The Spaniard has made a decent start to life as Arsenal boss after replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer. Emery added to his ranks during the summer with some signings making an instant impact whilst others have failed to settle into life at the Emirates.
Instead, Emery has been forced into the loan market and has made Barcelona outcast, Denis Suarez, a target. The Gunners face a race to complete the deal before the window slams shut, though as reported by the BBC, a deal is thought to be close at the time of writing. Still, Emery should also be keeping tabs on other players who may be available on a temporary deal.
One man he should aim to lure to England is Barcelona’s Malcom. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the Brazilian was one of Europe’s hottest properties in the summer after an impressive season in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux. It was Barcelona who won the race for his signature, beating Roma at the last minute, but the youngster has failed to have the desired impact at the Nou Camp.
Malcom has started just one game in La Liga suggesting that a loan move could be on the cards to aid his development. Moving to Arsenal would be perfect for the Brazil U23 international as the winger would thrive in Emery’s system. With blistering pace and excellent dribbling skills, Malcom would be the perfect fit alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Gunners attack.
A loan move with the option to buy at the end of the season could give Arsenal the boost they need to secure a top-four finish.
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