Both Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey have established themselves as Arteta’s go-to midfield partnership behind Martin Odegaard. But injuries have taken their toll on both players throughout the past few years and Arteta will want capable bodies stepping in with Danilo seen as the ideal target.
Youri Tielemans – Less than £20m
Youri Tielemans’ future at Leicester has been an ongoing debate for several years now but the January window could finally be the time he moves on. With just six months remaining on his contract, it’s the last chance for Leicester to bring in some money for the Belgium international.
Still just 25 years of age, Tielemans would present a steal at a price expected to be under £20m. And his vast Premier League experience would be a huge selling point for Arsenal with the midfielder unlikely to need much time to get up to speed.
Arsenal won’t be alone in trying to sign Tielemans, but many may try and wait until the summer to make their move. The Gunners could move early to win the race for his signature, giving Arteta another top option in midfield.