Arsenal has identified Douglas Luiz as a top priority for the upcoming winter transfer window. Nevertheless, the likelihood of securing the Brazilian midfielder is clouded by two prominent obstacles. According to reports from The Mirror, the initial challenge stems from Aston Villa’s reluctance to part ways with Luiz during the winter without securing a replacement of their own. The second hindrance revolves around Arsenal’s financial constraints, exacerbated by substantial summer expenditures on players such as Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber.
In a broader context, Arsenal’s fiscal limitations were evident in their ability to secure only a loan deal for goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford during the summer transfer window. Given Thomas Partey’s significant injury, Mikel Arteta is eager for a swift resolution to the potential signing of Luiz, although the club’s weakened financial standing following a period of substantial spending raises uncertainties. The outcome may necessitate Arsenal redirecting their transfer focus elsewhere.