Arsenal set to sign MLS star Miguel Almiron in January window

Arsenal are poised to land Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron when the transfer window opens in January, according to The Daily Mirror.

What’s the word?

Unai Emery has led Arsenal valiantly so far this season and the Gunners enter October’s international break enjoying a run of nine consecutive victories across all competitions. However, there is still room for improvement.

While they have been effective in the final third, scoring at least twice in 10 of 11 matches this season, Emery needs more support from the attacking midfield – especially with Aaron Ramsey poised for a departure.

As such, The Mirror states Arsenal are set to land 24-year-old Paraguary international Miguel Almiron from MLS side Atlanta United in a £15m deal when the transfer window reopens in January.

A good move?

Having made his name in North America, Almiron is ready to take the leap into the European game and his return of 12 goals and 11 assists this season shows the sort of attacking edge that Arsenal are looking for from midfield.

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Almiron is set to miss the rest of Atlanta’s season due to injury after limping out of this weekend’s victory over New England Revolution, which may have been his last appearance in the MLS if the reports of a transfer are correct.

The player has confirmed his desire to move to Europe, with the Premier League an ideal destination, and Arsenal would certainly be a good fit for the South American and the reported fee is a bargain compared to what a player with his record already in Europe would cost.