Arsenal contemplate player-plus-cash swap deal for Newcastle key player

  • Bruno Guimaraes isn’t the most popular figure at Arsenal
  • This could soon change, as Mikel Arteta ponders a player-plus-cash deal
Newcastle United v Arsenal FC - Premier League
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In the 2023/24 season, Arsenal were involved in a scrappy affair against Newcastle United at St James Park. It is fair to say that in the match, there is one player who stood out above the rest for all the wrong reasons - Bruno Guimaraes.

The Newcastle midfielder who is one of the best midfielders in the league is known for his passion, hard work and of course, Brazilian flair. Unfortunately for Arsenal, he used his passion in all the wrong ways against them but Newcastle fans will have no complaints, since his dark arts prevailed and Newcastle got the win.

Still, Arsenal could have the last laugh...

Arsenal contemplate player-plus-cash swap deal for Newcastle key player

According to a report from Steve Kay of Football Transfers, Arsenal are looking into a potential player-plus-cash deal which would see Bruno Guimaraes join them from Newcastle United. It remains to be seen which players Arsenal could use but the report does state that Oleksandr Zinchenko, Emile Smith Rowe, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Eddie Nketiah, and Thomas Partey could be of use to Newcastle.

Indeed, there are many players who are linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer. Failing those mentioned names, the likes of Aaron Ramsdale or even Reiss Nelson could be options for Arsenal to use in this deal.

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So far since the summer transfer window opened, Arsenal have been very quiet. The Gunners had a brief period where a move was progressing for Benjamin Sesko but instead, the RB Leipzig striker decided to stay in Germany rather than move to Arsenal. So, this leaves Arsenal back to the drawing board.

Bruno Guimaraes would be an excellent signing. He has proven his worth in the Premier League already and it would take him little to no time to adjust to his surroundings. At Arsenal, he could form formidable partnerships with his Brazil counterparts Gabriel Maglhaes, Martinelli and Jesus.

In this transfer window where clubs are forced to scramble their resources to meet with Profit and Sustainability guidelines, Arsenal could be a serious beneficiary here.


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