Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has prompt that Renato Sanches would carry some much-needed expertise to the Gunners’ midfield ought to he full a change to the Emirates Stadium. The Lille man has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal forward of the January transfer window, with Mikel Arteta dealing with a difficult conundrum heading into a busy festive checklist. Granit Xhaka stays on the sidelines having suffered a critical knee damage in opposition to Spurs a number of months in the past, while Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny look set to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations in January. That would depart Arteta with only a few choices in the course of the winter months and doubtlessly in determined want of some recruits.
One of people who may very well be thought of is actually Lille’s Sanches. The former Bayern Munich midfielder is outwardly obtainable for round £30million in January, a worth that might doubtlessly be cheap for Arsenal to pay. Former Gunners ahead Campbell has prompt that the Portuguese may effectively be the person at hand Arsenal the lacking items from their present midfield. Talking to Football Insider, he stated: “I feel he would be excellent if they will get him in. “He’s suffered with accidents however he’s nonetheless younger. He’s a powerhouse in that midfield – he can decide the ball up, run, he can shoot, he can create. “Having that energy in the midfield could make an enormous distinction. “No disrespect to him however in opposition to Liverpool, for instance, Sambi Lokonga was taken off by Arteta to save lots of him. He was getting robbed time after time in that midfield. “Maybe there must be a bit extra expertise in there, and Sanches would carry it.” Sanches was in fact instrumental in Lille claiming a shock Ligue 1 title final time period however has endured a considerably irritating marketing campaign this time period having been hit with irritating damage issues. As a consequence, he has made ten appearances in all competitions together with simply seven begins. The 24-year-old has only a year-and-a-half left to run on his present contract with the French outfit.