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Update on the Arthur – Arsenal deal: Salary revealed; Alternatives

18 Jan 2022 | 13:03 | Football

Negotiations stagnate

According to information from Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations between Arsenal and Juventus have now been ‘stalled’, when the Gunners’ approach could not convince the big man from Serie A.

Specifically, the Emirates Stadium team just wants to sign the Brazilian star on loan until the end of the season, but if they have to part with Arthur, Juventus wants to sell this star. Understandably, because the former Barcelona midfielder did not have too much influence on the Old Lady this season. He has only had 4 starts in Serie A.

 Arsenal can't wait to get Arthur.

Arsenal can’t wait to get Arthur.

Although Arthur is not considered a key element of Juventus this season, coach Max Allegri suddenly wants to keep the Brazilian star. When asked about the transfer rumors regarding Alvaro Morata and Arthur, the Italian strategist said:

“As I said, this is our squad, and we need to finish the season with the best squad we can.”

“It means getting into the Top 4 of Serie A and going deep in the Champions League, the Coppa Italia. We are growing as a team, we just need to stay calm.”

Salary reveal

As revealed by the Evening Standard, Arsenal are ready to meet a salary of £ 80,000 / week if Arthur moves to the Emirates. In fact, the Brazilian midfielder is enjoying up to £125,000/week at Juventus (data from Salary Sport), which means the Gunners have no intention of paying the full amount of this star’s remuneration.

Obviously, this can also be a reason why the Old Lady does not want to cooperate with Arsenal on the negotiating table.

 Will Arthur arrive at Arsenal?

Will Arthur arrive at Arsenal?

Alternatives

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano and many other sources, Juventus only accepts to part with Arthur if they find a backup plan. Currently, one of the names being targeted by Juve is Ruben Loftus-Cheek , a star on the Chelsea payroll.

This season, the Blues have to face a storm of injuries and continuously lose many pillars, so the English midfielder has been used more by coach Thomas Tuchel. However, he has not really proved his worth when he only contributed 3 assists after 19 appearances in all competitions.

Facing the above situation, Loftus-Cheek will find it difficult to play regularly in the later stages of the season, when most of the key players in the midfield of the Blues have returned. So perhaps he would also consider leaving if approached by Juventus.