Arsenal plan sensational €70m swoop for former player: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta celebrates after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2022 in London, England.
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Arsenal are preparing a momentous bid to bring a former star back to the Emirates Stadium this summer, according to reports.

The Gunners find themselves second-favourites for the Premier League title, four points behind Manchester City after leading for much of the race – and manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly identified the midfield as an area of weakness. Thomas Partey has been dropped for the last two matches and beyond the No.8 axis of Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard, there is a lack of depth.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.