Locatelli would seemingly be the perfect option to complete Arsenal’s midfield rebuild and his profile fits exactly what Edu has been looking for in the market. At 24 years of age, Locatelli is still yet to hit the peak of his career and is already a regular for the Italy international side.
But Calciomercato indicate that Juventus aren’t convinced by Locatelli, indicating a move to the Emirates could be on the cards next year. While Juventus have an obligation to pay Sassuolo, that could be subsidised by Arsenal trying to sign Locatelli next year.
Arsenal are well stocked with attack-minded midfielders, but it’s in front of defence where Arteta still needs more cover. And Locatelli’s experience, along with his skillset, could be the perfect fit to give Arteta exactly what he needs.