Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat is amongst the midfield transfer options being considered by Arsenal this summer.

According to The Independent, Sofyan Amrabat is one of several midfielders to have been shortlisted by Arsenal this summer. 

Mikel Arteta and Edu could still make a move for Amrabat if other potential targets don’t work out, and provided that Manchester United don’t beat them to it.

Amrabat is a top target for Erik Ten Hag in this transfer window. The Red Devils may well launch a £30 million bid to bring him to Old Trafford, as reported by The Mirror.

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The Moroccan certainly has the quality to thrive in the Premier League. He is technically excellent, very comfortable in possession, and reads the game brilliantly, allowing him to regularly break up opposition attacks. 

Ex-player and pundit Micah Richards has heaped praise on the 49-cap Morocco international, saying, “he’s been outstanding, not just off the ball, on the ball, dictating play, starting attacks from midfield. Great.”

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Despite having already spent a club-record £105 million on Declan Rice this summer, Arteta may been keen to add more depth in the middle of the park following the departure of Granit Xhaka. Hijacking Manchester United’s move for the 26-year-old would send a strong message of intent, as well as at the same time secure the services of another fine midfield operator.

However, Amrabat isn’t the only name on the Gunners’ short list. Arteta and Edu have also cast their eyes over the likes of Romeo Lavia, Mohammed Kudus, Moises Caicedo, and Khephren Thuram.

What’s more, Arsenal are currently in a situation where they need to sell before they can afford to buy again. That means if Manchester United act fast to force a deal for Amrabat over the line, Arsenal would likely be powerless to intervene.

Interest in David Raya also suggests that bolstering the midfield contingent isn’t the north London club’s priority at present.

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