GREAT NEWS As £35m Release Clause Triggered, 1st January Signing Closer Than Expected

Arsenal are in need of a defensive midfield player since first choice defensive midfielder picked up an injury and would be out for 3 months. Francis Coquelin has been the rock behind the back four for the Gunners but picked up an injury

Arsene Wenger has identified Portuguese highly rated defensive midfielder, William Carvalho as one of his ideal players to replace the injured Coquelin.  The 23 years old has been heavily linked with a switch to the Gunners in recent transfer windows but nothing has materialised for the Portugal international.

William’s contract with Sporting Lisbon expired in 2018 and he admitted that he is fond of Arsenal because of Thierry Henry, a player with whom he always enjoy watching. Premier league sides Chelsea and Liverpool are also reported to be interested in the combative midfielder with French giants also holding firm interest.

Fresh reports according to the Mirrors suggest Arsenal are back in the hunt for Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho, who could leave for around £25million in the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old is highly rated and has a release clause of £35m

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