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Report: Arsenal eyeing late swoop to sign 26yo star before deadline.



Arsenal is reportedly considering a late swoop to acquire the 26-year-old star before

WEALDSTONE, ENGLAND – JULY 23: Kyle Walker-Peters of Southampton holds off Emmanuel Dennis of Watford during a pre-season friendly between Watford and Southampton at Grosvenor Vale on July 23, 2022 in Wealdstone, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


the deadline.

Teamtalk reports that Arsenal may attempt to acquire Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters in the final moments of the transfer window, which will close the following week.


While the London titans have yet to complete any acquisitions during the winter transfer window, activity may occur prior to the deadline next week.


A replacement striker no longer appears to be a priority. According to a Daily Mail report, the emphasis may shift to acquiring a versatile defender.


According to Teamtalk, Arsenal may make a late move to acquire Walker-Peters, who can feature in either the starting lineup or the substitutes.Potential transaction

At this time, Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko are the primary options at right and left back for Arsenal. Although Takehiro Tomiyasu has offered formidable competition in both positions, he is currently abroad with Japan on Asian Cup duty.


As a result, there is currently no viable backup for White in the right-back position. Cedric Soares, who has been a peripheral figure, may depart within the next few days. Although Jakub Kiwior has filled in for Zinchenko at the opposite end, his natural position is that of a central defender.


Arsenal has been linked with Walker-Peters for some time, and an approach to acquire him on loan would not come as a surprise. Tomiyasu has performed admirably this season, but since joining the Gunners from Bologna, he has been prone to suffering injuries.Jurrien Timber is presently sidelined since August due to a severe knee injury; his return is not expected until March. Despite this, he might not be a starting-line risk and ought to be approached with prudence for the remainder of the season.


Walker-Peters’s defensive prowess would make him an asset as a signing. He enjoys duels and collisions and possesses a quick recovery rate. Saints, who are vying for promotion from the Championship and may not accept a transfer fee below a premium amount, could be challenging for Arsenal to negotiate, and the Gunners may be unable to do so due to Financial Fair Play concerns.