Date: 14th November 2023 at 7:31pm
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be happy with his side’s season so far, with the Gunners sitting third in the Premier League table going into the international break. 

The Gunners, who topped the table for much of last season before ultimately finishing second, have won eight of their 12 league matches so far; their only defeat in the competition came against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Despite their strong start to the campaign, it appears that Arteta is keen to bolster his squad in January and the Gunners could make a sensational swoop for an ex-Premier League midfielder, according to reports.

As per 90min, the North London outfit have been made aware of the fact that Al-Hilal star Ruben Neves could be available on loan in January.

The 26-year-old midfielder departed Wolves to join the Saudi Pro League side over the summer, but he has been heavily linked with a return to England when the transfer window reopens in January.

Since moving to the Middle East, Neves has made 17 appearances across all competitions, scoring twice and providing one assist.

Neves has been linked with a sensational return to the Premier League just months after joining Al-Hilal

During his time in Wolverhampton, however, he was far more influential.

The Portugal international made a total of 253 appearances for Wolves during his time with the club, scoring 30 goals and providing 13 assists as well as captaining the club for a number of seasons.

It is claimed that the Gunners are on the hunt for midfield reinforcements in the new year, with Thomas Partey facing an uncertain future having fallen out of favour under Arteta.

Despite playing an instrumental role last term, the Ghana international has struggled for opportunities this season partly due to injury, but also as a result of the arrival of Declan Rice from West Ham United over the summer.

As well as Arsenal, fellow Premier League side Newcastle United are also said to be interested in signing Neves in January, however the Magpies could be restricted from signing the Portuguese on loan due to rules being considered by Premier League clubs in relation to clubs with mutual owners loaning players between them.

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