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Edu given three January loan alternatives for Arsenal’s £18m transfer target

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With the African Cup of Nations likely to take place this winter, Arsenal’s squad appears to be at risk of being considerably thinner in January.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, and Nicolas Pepe are all slated to go, leaving Mikel Arteta with a difficult challenge in coordinating their absence. The defense may be unaffected, but the youthful side’s average age will drop even lower with three senior figures out.

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With the African Cup of Nations likely to take place this winter, Arsenal’s squad appears to be at risk of being considerably thinner in January.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, and Nicolas Pepe are all slated to go, leaving Mikel Arteta with a difficult challenge in coordinating their absence. The defense may be unaffected, but the youthful side’s average age will drop even lower with three senior figures out.

Dani Ceballos, a former Arsenal loanee, has already been mentioned. Due to an ankle injury, the Spaniard has yet to play for Real Madrid this season, but the Gunners are thought to be keeping an eye on his situation.

Arsenal technical director Edu, on the other hand, would be prudent to look elsewhere than a player who would arrive at the club entirely unprepared for the first half of the season.

Even if he were to regain health, he would have to beat out Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, and Eduardo Camavinga for minutes.

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As a result, we have recommended three potential central midfield loan options for the Gunners to cover the departures of Partey and Elneny. It’s worth noting that the options take into account the players’ previous experience and attempt to find individuals who can bring in some much-needed quality and maturity.

The players chosen are also chosen based on their desire to participate during the loan period, which is an important aspect of choosing a temporary alternative for the squad.

Aaron Ramsey

For some time, the former Arsenal midfielder has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Everton and Crystal Palace both expressing interest.

However, with so many years at Arsenal prior to his transfer to Juventus, there is little doubt about the Welshman’s connection to the club. Aaron Ramsey, on the other hand, has struggled to establish himself in Turin, and his costly pay, as well as his age profile, rule out a more permanent move.

Despite this, a six-month loan on reduced terms may be beneficial to Arsenal and provide a straightforward way to bring in a quality player with the desire to succeed at the Emirates.

Aaron Ramsey, who has battled to establish himself at Juventus, might be considered as a short-term option for Arsenal this winter.

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Hector Herrera

 

Another seasoned player who was formerly a favorite of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. New addition Rodrigo De Paul has steadily pushed the 31-year-old center midfielder out of the Rojiblancos’ midfield.

In both the number six and number eight positions on the field, Herrera can provide plenty of varied cover for the Arsenal midfield.

His contract with his parent club expires at the end of the 2022 season, so he’ll be driven to earn a move in the summer by putting in a great showing for the rest of the season.

Marc Roca

Marc Roca, the youngest of the three candidates, is only 24 years old. Roca, who turns 25 this month, has had a rough time at Bayern Munich since joining from Espanyol.

Bayern Munich swooped in to sign the Spaniard as a long-term successor for Javi Martinez. However, Roca’s transition from top performer in Catalunya to bottom performer in Bavaria did not go down well.

He is said to be dissatisfied with his current circumstances, and a loan spell away from the German club could be just what he requires. Arsenal may even attempt to negotiate a prospective buy option for the player, given his age.

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