Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is looking to strengthen his squad in the summer transfer window by adding a midfielder. Recent reports have suggested that Frenkie de Jong may be leaving Barcelona, leading to speculation that Arsenal could target him as a potential addition to their midfield.
The Gunners are also facing the potential departures of Thomas Partey and Jorginho, further intensifying their need for reinforcements in midfield. Frenkie de Jong is seen as a perfect fit for Arsenal’s midfield, capable of complementing Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard with his all-round attributes.
Although he has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League, recent reports indicate a change in his stance on leaving Barcelona, potentially opening the door for a transfer. According to journalist Lluis Canut, De Jong is no longer ruling out a departure from Barcelona, hinting at a possible move at the end of the season.
His previous admiration for Arsenal, expressed in a 2019 interview, adds to the speculation that Arsenal could be an attractive destination for him. Given Barcelona’s financial concerns, Arsenal may have an opportunity to secure De Jong’s services at a reasonable price.
This potential acquisition could significantly strengthen Arsenal’s midfield and enhance their prospects of challenging for titles in the future, making it a promising option for the club.