Following the emergence of Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal look to have found their ready-made replacement for former creative masterclass Mesut Ozil, who last week departed for Turkish-side Fenerbahce.
This will be welcomed by the likes of chance-starved Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has only netted five times in 17 Premier League appearances this season – despite getting 22 in 36 in both of the last two seasons, and 10 in 13 in his first half-season at the North-London side.
Following a resurgence of form in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners fell at a Southampton-shaped hurdle in the FA Cup last weekend while failing to find the net, as a Gabriel own goal meant the current holders were eliminated from the world’s oldest cup competition without a whimper.
However, Sempre Inter are reporting, as per Italian media source Tuttosport, that former Spurs main-man Christian Eriksen is more likely to join Arsenal than Leicester if the Dane is to depart the Serie A side this window.
The deal could reportedly involve Luca Torreira going back the other way in a swap arrangement, with The Foxes interest cooling after learning of the 28-year-old’s bumper wages.
Eriksen joined Arsenal’s rivals Spurs in 2013, arriving from Ajax as the most successful part of a mass-recruitment in the wake of Gareth Bale’s world-record departure.
In a six-and-a-half-year spell at The Lilywhites, the playmaker made 226 Premier League appearances, meaning it would be a sore sight for the Spurs faithful to see him don the red and white of their local, bitter rivals.
He has yet to score for Inter in any competition this season though, but all Premier League fans will know the creativity he offers, particularly from a dead-ball scenario.
The question is – could he be a welcome addition for the Arsenal forwards as they look to rescue a disappointing start to the season?