As the January transfer window opened on January 2nd a number of clubs have prioritized the transfers for various positions. Arsenal has just started reviving their best form in the Premier League and their transfer target Joan Jordan has played down any move to the Emirates Stadium. After insisting on being happy at the La Liga side.
Mikel Arteta’s side has struggled a lot ever since the 2020-21 campaign started. Not only the club was dealing with a lack of creativity but also there was also a lack of goals coming from the front line. In order to strengthen the squad, Arsenal is ready to give complete backing to the Gunners boss in the January transfer window.
Now that the window has opened. Arsenal is looking for an addition in the midfield. They would like to add a creative attacking midfielder and for the same Arsenal has been linked with a number of a midfielder for a January move. Among the list of midfielders Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan is also linked with a move to Arsenal.
However in order to bring in the new additions to the club. Arsenal has prioritized the release of a number of players on loan in the transfer window. As Arteta believes there are positions in the club that are over-occupied and need some space. Hence the North London outfit would be open to offers in January.
Joan Jordan played down the Arsenal move
Amid talks of a move to Arsenal for the 26-year old Spanish midfielder. He refused to open up about any potential move to North London during his side’s 1-1 draw with Real Betis in the Seville derby on Saturday. When asked Jordan if he’s interested in a move as per Estadio Deportivo
Talking more about the link-up Jordan said that he only focuses on the present. The future neither feeds him nor gives him the energy. Rather it only takes away. The 26-year-old also said that his mind is only at Sevilla and on the derby. He really admires the Europa League winners and said that he feels super comfortable just like he felt in the beginning.
Jordan also insisted that there are things that can come up however people who know him would back him up. Else the Spaniard is clear that his heart is at Derby. Joan Jordan has given been impressive for half of the campaign. He has been the keep player of the La Liga side when they won the Europa League and finished fourth in the League.
In case Arsenal is looking to propose a move for Jordan who has a £55m release clause on his deal. But the clubs in La Liga are suffering from financial issues after the club got hit with the coronavirus crisis. So Sevilla is believed to accept any offer that is in the range of £32m transfer fee.
Mikel Arteta and Arsenal technical director has talked about the need to sign a new midfielder. Since the absence of Mesut Ozil brought up the void in the Arsenal squad and there was a number of underperforming players prior to the club’s recent revival.
Arsenal transfer deadline day signing Thomas partey is currently battling with injuries. But has played up to the expectations of his release clause. While Granit Xhaka has hugely disappointed since the start. Dani Ceballos has ended the previous season with overwhelming appreciation.
Even if Arsenal was having underperforming seniors. There were the youngsters and academy graduates of Arsenal who consistently performed well in all the back to back victories. The festive period brings good luck for Arsenal with a win over Chelsea, Brighton, and West Brom.
The attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe was handed a senior appearance where he gave two assists in two games. Arteta was really happy to see his game and it might be a hint that he could take control of the front of Arsenal midfield.