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Arsenal expected to move for Premier League ace

Arsenal expected to move for Premier League ace

Douglas Luiz news

Arsenal in for Douglas Luiz?

Arsenal are expected to make an approach to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz before Monday's deadline.

The Brazilian is a long-term target for the Gunners, and they failed with a tentative move to sign him last summer.

Birmingham Mail now claims that the north London giants could make a late move for Luiz before the transfer window closes.

The 23-year-old remains a key player for the Villans, but his future is uncertain with his contract expiring in 17 months.

The west Midlands outfit are looking to sign a new defensive midfielder in Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus this week.

His arrival could pave the way for Luiz's departure, but he won't come on the cheap. Villa have already rejected a £35m bid.

Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of Luiz, having previously monitored his progress at Girona on loan from Manchester City.

The Gunners were initially planning for a summer approach, but could speed up the progress after opting against signing Arthur.