Arsenal could sign £100m 'new Santi Cazorla' to partner Declan Rice: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on July 03, 2023 in St Albans, England.
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 Arsenal have been linked with a bid to add more creativity to their midfield with a move for Benfica wonderkid Joao Neves – who has previously been of reported interest to Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta’s side have looked short of creative flair at times this season: they have been outscored by all of the rest of the top five and have just the ninth-best expected assisted goals number in the Premier League.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.