Deal Done ! + Photos – Medicals Passed, Arsenal.com Annoucne £14m Star Signing

Arsenal splashed the cash in the summer transfer window and hired the services of a top quality defensive midfielder by luring Skhodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez from Southampton.

If the latest reports are anything to go by then the North Londoners are linked with another holding midfield star in the  form of Argentine international Leandro Paredes.

According to the Sun, the 22-year-old star is mainly wanted by Arsenal but London clubs like Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea  are also linked with the Roma player.

The South American star can effectively play as a defensive midfielder and also as a creative central midfielder. He is rated (TMW via Sky Italia) around 30 million euros.

Last season, Leandro played on loan for Serie A side Empoli. In 33 games, the former Chievo midfielder bagged 2 goals and provided one assist. This season, he has played 22 games for the Giallorossi and scored 1 goal.

As far as the Gunners are concerned, they already have players like Wanyama, Dier and Dembele who can play in the defensive/central midfield role. Therefore, Arsenal do not really need Paredes at the moment.

The north London club need to improve the quality and depth of their attack and are once again linked with a move to sign Wilfried Zaha  (The Sun).