Transfer Update: Arsenal closing in on potential Ramsey replacement – expecting bidding war from league counterparts

Arsenal, a major Premier League contender, are likely to be strengthened further this winter.


None was considering Arsenal as a title contender under new boss Unai Emery following two back to back defeats to start the season with. But the Gunners have now scripted a massive upsurge with nine back to back wins across all competitions and are likely to stretch it further once the season resumes after the international break.

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The North London giants have performed some impressive transfer business this summer and are reportedly closing in on Paraguayan playmaker Miguel Almirón. The rumours of Arsenal’s interest in this 24-year-old midfield attacker are circulating for past few days following his stunning spell with MLS outfit Atlanta United. Almiron has netted 12 goals and laid on 14 more in 32 games this calendar year but won’t come cheap as stated by club president Darren Eales who has dismissed the reports of an alleged $11 million asking fee with an artful statement.

“It would take triple that to even get out of bed to look at offers for Almiron.”

Although an unproven talent in European circuit, the Gunners have roped in the likes of Mattéo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira who, despite little fame, have showcased their on-field excellence already since completing a summer switch. Their scouting has been spot on in recent windows and the supporters are already exhilarated to witness the South American in Arsenal Red.

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Aaron Ramsey, meanwhile, is unlikely to extend his stay at Emirates and might be offloaded this winter in order to recoup some money over letting him leave for free when the season gets over. Almiron might eventually fit in the playmaking role replacing the 27-year-old Welshman but needs to wait a few weeks more to be aware of his immediate future. There are reports of Leicester City’s interest in the Paraguayan international and the heavyweights of English football, therefore, will have to battle it out to wrap up a deal for this decorated MLS star.