Arsenal transfer roundup: Gunners forward as midfielder price tag revealed

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As the January transfer window enters its third week, Arsenal have been urged to step up their recruiting efforts.
The Gunners have been relatively calm so far this window with their only deals so far being the addition of £ 500,000 from young defender Omar Rekik and a new contract for Rob Holding.

And with Mikel Arteta continuing to push his side out of the Premier League relegation zone, reinforcements are needed if his side are to fight for a position in the first half.

A creative midfielder is particularly high on Arteta’s shopping list, while the future of several players, including Mesut Ozil, remains unresolved.

Here is the latest news on Arsenal transfers.



Mikel Arteta considering reinforcements for his Arsenal squad

Arsenal target Turkish striker



Arsenal consider move for Ali Akman from Bursaspor (right)

The Gunners are considering a move for Bursaspor forward Ali Akman, the Daily Mail reports.

The Turkey Under-21 international has scored nine goals in 16 games this season, with a goalscorer being a major need for Mikel Arteta.

Akman has turned down a new deal with Bursaspor and just six months away from his contract the Turkish side will likely be ready to cash in this month.

The 18-year-old could be available for as little as £ 3million, but Arsenal are just one of many clubs keen to land the striker.

Red Bull Salzburg and Galatasaray tried to strike a deal for the striker in December, while clubs from Germany, Italy and France have also shown interest.

Norwich reveals Buendia’s price tag



Norwich revealed his award for Arsenal’s long-term goal Emiliano Buendia

The award for Arsenal’s best goal Emiliano Buendia has been revealed by Norwich City, the Express reports.

The league leaders slapped a £ 40million fee on the midfielder, who has scored seven goals and seven assists so far in the second tier.

Mikel Arteta is desperate to recruit a creative midfielder, with Buendia seen as the Gunners’ main target for the job.

Their interest started last season, when they admired Buendia’s Premier League talent as Norwich was relegated and they continued to monitor his progress in the league.

Gunners linked to astonishing blow for Eriksen



Christian Eriksen set to leave Inter Milan

Arsenal have been linked with an astonishing blow from Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Inter general manager Giuseppe Marotta has admitted the former Tottenham midfielder is on the club’s ‘transferable list’ and could leave San Siro this month.

Eriksen did not fit under Antoino Conte after joining the Serie A side of fierce rivals Arsenal in January.

Despite their history with Spurs, Arsenal have been seen as a possible destination for Eriksen, with the Gunners in the market for a creative midfielder.

And Watford sporting director Cristian Giaretta believes they should be targeting Eriksen.

“Arsenal regains confidence. They’re walking again and Eriksen honestly could be of help there [at Arsenal]He told Tuttomercato.

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