According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United have four Arsenal players on their shortlist for this month’s transfer window.
The Magpies are looking to make a statement under their new, wealthy owners. They’ve been linked with some of the biggest names in the world, but those moves are very unlikely when they’re stuck in a relegation battle.
As a result, they’ve turned their attention to players who are struggling for regular game time at their respective clubs. Four such Arsenal players have reportedly caught the Magpies’ attention.
Newcastle are interested in four Arsenal players
The Magpies are looking for a new centre-half, a midfielder and a striker. They have a number of names on their shortlist, including four Arsenal players who could be available this month.
The report claims that Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny, Eddie Nketiah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all being looked at by the Magpies in this month’s transfer window.
None of the above are regulars at Arsenal at the moment, which could open the door for Newcastle to make their move before the window shuts in 27 days time.
The Insider’s View:
Holding has fallen behind Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes, while Elneny and Nketiah have entered the final six months of their contracts.
Aubameyang, on the other hand, doesn’t look like he has a future at the Emirates at all. He has been banished from the first team by Mikel Arteta and it doesn’t look like there’s a way back for him.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal will agree to send any of the above-mentioned four to Newcastle. Arteta will likely keep hold of Holding, while Nketiah is expected to run his contract down.
However, moves for Elneny and Aubameyang could really be possible, but whether the two players will switch the Emirates for a relegation battle is a different story.