David Ornstein: Arsenal really like Bruno Guimaraes

Arsenal’s midfield is full of top quality but a box-to-box midfielder could be the final piece in their jigsaw with Bruno Guimaraes linked


Bruno Guimaraes’ performances for Newcastle United since he joined the club in 2022 have been nothing short of sensational, and that has garnered interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs – with Arsenal said to be circling for his signature, according to David Ornstein.

[…] It’s long been touted that he could leave the Magpies in the summer with Europe’s elite clubs circling for his signature – Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and others have all been linked with a move for the former Lyon star as they look to bolster their midfield ranks. With the Gunners needing a presence in midfield to allow Martin Odegaard and Kai Havertz to shine further up the pitch, he could be their best bet to facilitate that – and according to Ornstein, Arsenal could be next in the pipeline to make a move.

Ornstein: Arsenal “May Be Looking” At Guimaraes

The Gunners are thought to be admirers of Guimaraes

Speaking on The Athletic FC’s Podcast, Ornstein claimed that Guimaraes has a release clause and that Arsenal may be looking at the Brazilian. He said:

“Then you go into that sort of midfielder bracket – somebody I think off the top of my head that Arsenal and other clubs really like is Bruno Guimaraes. He can play in the eight role and the six.

“Newcastle will hope to keep hold of him, but there is a release clause though. Anyone who is going to take him, he’s got to deliver straight away.

“Arsenal may be looking.”

Guimaraes, who Eddie Howe has described as a ‘game-changer’, would come with Premier League experience, which is invaluable for teams at the top of the division when it comes to continuing their on-field success and performances without any hiccups. The former Lyon man is a real top talent and alongside Alexander Isak, he has arguably been Newcastle United’s most important player in the team since Howe took over as boss – and so if Arsenal were to sign him, it could not only strengthen them, but weaken a continental-chasing rival.

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Arsenal have a real trick up their sleeve when it comes to Guimaraes – and that is the fact that the Magpies may need to sell their star midfielder in the summer to comply with PSR guidelines. Gabriel Martinelli certainly wouldn’t be against the acquisition, describing Guimares as ‘one of the best’ midfielders in the world.

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