The London giants are targeting RB Salzburg attacker Dominik Szoboszlai as a possible replacement for Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports. Arsenal manager is keen to revamp his midfield options in the summer transfer window and the London club have already held talks with Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.
Reports claim that Ghana international is keen on joining the Gunners, but Arsenal are looking to negotiate a lower transfer fee than his €50m release clause. The Spanish manager is open to selling Matteo and also Lucas Torreira, with Thomas and Hungary international being signed as replacements.
Dominik has been in fantastic form for RB Salzburg this campaign with 11 goals and 17 assists in 39 games. Szoboszlai, who has already played eight matches for Hungary’s national team, can play either in a central or a left-sided attacking midfield role.
The report also claims that Mikel Arteta will be reliant on free transfer and loan deals this summer unless he can generate his own transfer budget by selling footballers. Speaking this week, Mikel Arteta revealed that Gunners finishing place in the PL will have a major impact on the club’s transfer plans this summer.
‘I have a very clear plan and the specificity of the players and squad balance that we need to compete with the rest of the top teams in the country,’ said Mikel Arteta.
‘We don’t know how the market is going to be. Obviously, we are putting different plans together to see what we’ll be able to do. At the moment, the uncertainty is still big, the way we’re going to finish the season will dictate a lot of things financially as well.’