Arsenal are short in defensive areas. The departures of Tierney, Tavares and the injury to Jurrien Timber has made the situation worse.
Summer signing Jurrien Timber sustained a nasty knee injury during a 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest.
With the scans confirming the worst case scenario in that he could miss the rest of the season.
That could result in the Gunners dipping into the transfer market before the window slams shut at the end of the month.
Manager Mikel Arteta is keen to find a quick solution to bolster their defence.
He has a long-term interest in Cancelo, having previously worked with the player.
Joao Cancelo, the versatile Portuguese full-back, was seemingly on his way to Barcelona.
But Arsenal may hijack the deal with a greater financial offer.
Why choose Joan Cancelo
His attributes—speed, technical prowess, and versatility—make him an good addition to any squad.
Arsenal’s interest in Cancelo is logical.
He could provide a much-needed boost to their defence on the left and right side.
The news of Arsenal’s interest comes from a VBet journalist on Twitter this afternoon.
It is one to watch after other sources revealed a Champions League club was trying to hijack the deal this morning.
Mikel Arteta’s side have previously recruited from City, bringing Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus from the Citizens last summer.
With both players having a huge impact at the Emirates Stadium. But the improvements the north Londoners have made.
since bringing in Zinchenko and Jesus could result in Pep Guardiola and Co having second thoughts about sending Cancelo to the capital.
The key question is whether Manchester City will accommodate this loan.
Barcelona have agreed a deal with Manchester City for Joao Cancelo on loan with an option to buy the full-back at the end of the deal.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the documents are ready to be signed and that the move should be completed.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano,
City may be unwilling to sell another player to the Gunners considering they are now title rivals.