Arsenal eyes Spanish ‘hero’ to replace Thomas Partey

According to information from The Athletic, Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Merino has caught Arsenal’s eye in this summer transfer window.

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Besides the striker, one of Arsenal ‘s top transfer targets in the summer transfer window of 2024 is to add a quality defensive midfielder who can replace Thomas Partey, an aging player who is facing a big prospect of leaving Emirates Stadium in the near future.

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According to British media, one of the players that coach Arteta particularly likes for the holding midfielder position is Martin Zubimendi of Sociedad, but the Gunners received bad news in this deal when the Spanish star himself previously confirmed that he wanted to continue playing in La Liga next season.

And according to recent news from The Athletic, the North London club has gradually turned to another target but still belongs to Sociedad, that is midfielder Merino .

 

Arsenal vs Spanish hero MerinoMerino is on Arsenal’s radar.

The 28-year-old’s reputation has been in the media spotlight in recent days after scoring the decisive goal that helped La Roja defeat hosts Germany 2-1 in the quarter-finals of EURO 2024 last weekend.

At Sociedad, Merino also plays an extremely important role, no less than his compatriot Zubimendi. Last season, the midfielder born in 1996 played 39 matches in all competitions, scoring 7 goals and having 4 assists.

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Merino himself is no stranger to English football because in the past, the Spanish star had a season playing at Newcastle United.