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Arsenal must complete no-brainer £62m transfer plan amid huge Kylian Mbappe U-turn

again, the emphasis is on making the most of what we have,” Mikel Arteta recently revealed in a press conference. “We will work with the club to see if we have any possibilities or good options. First of all we will focus on the players that we have.”

Signing a new full-back, given the extensive injury issues, appears the priority but there is calls from the fanbase for a striker to be acquired. And yet Onana, as a midfielder, could be the one to join in the winter window with Everton also struggling to comply with FFP rules and regulations

Onana in ‘intensive’ Arsenal talks
Arsenal could end up spending close to £50million in January despite concerns surrounding their FFP situation which were prominent enough for Arteta to suggest no one may end up being brought in. However, following the 2-0 FA Cup defeat against Liverpool, Onana is firmly of interest to the Gunners.

In the 2023/24 season, Onana has featured 21 times in all competitions often at the base of Everton’s midfield. His aerial presence is a significant attribute with that highlighted by his only goal of the season being a header in a 2-0 win against Burnley.

Signing Onana would certainly be an interesting decision given the immediate issues elsewhere. There is absolutely no doubt the Belgium international is a fantastic player but bringing him in now ahead of a defender or striker seems backward.

However, a long-term Thomas Partey replacement is desperately needed and there may be no better time to take advantage of Everton’s financial issues with possible further punishment to come in the next seven days. Arsenal, though, must be careful they also comply with FFP rules but selling a homegrown academy player could be the ticket to sealing the move

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