Arsenal are believed to be looking at making a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in January, sources familiar with the matter have claimed. This comes after the Premier League club made three bids for the Brazilian in September 2022, all of which were rejected by Villa.
Luiz is viewed as a key player by Villa, with the club handing him a new contract through 2026. He has started in all 13 of the team’s Premier League matches so far this season, with the club rising to fourth place, which would secure UEFA Champions League qualification should they be able to retain this position.
For Arsenal, the pursuit of Luiz could be a financially straining one, given the club’s limited funds after spending over £200 million during the summer. The club is also waiting to confirm the future of Thomas Partey, who may depart the club in the January transfer window.