“He was very upset and furious that he was unable to complete his transfer to Arsenal with me in the summer.”The £50 million international teammate of Arsenal star Gabriel Magalhaes said he was disappointed not to be able to join him at Arsenal during the summer.
A Premier League player worth £50 million was let down when he couldn’t sign with Arsenal.
The midfielder for Aston Villa, Douglas Luiz, was devastated to lose out on a summer 2022 transfer to Arsenal.
This was made clear in a piece about Luiz that The Athletic published today and describes the Brazilian’s plans to sign with Manchester City or Arsenal.
In 2022, Arsenal made several offers to Aston Villa for Luiz, but they were all rejected.
Villa and the midfield player were both surprised that Man City never used a buy-back clause.
The narrative also makes clear that Luiz was inspired by his disappointment to value rather than minimize what he had at Villa.
Undoubtedly, Mikel Arteta would adore having a player of Luiz’s caliber at the Emirates at this particular moment.
Luiz is definitely a better option than Jorginho and more dependable than Thomas Partey, even though Arsenal has a strong midfield.
Given that Declan Rice seems to be viewed as a more advanced midfielder on the left, £50 million Luiz would be in the perfect position.
It was Douglas Luiz’s preference to go from Villa to Arsenal.
It’s possible that this trade will occur in the future, but Arteta’s team might have to pay a hefty price.
Under Unai Emery, Aston Villa is performing admirably, and Luiz has been crucial to their success.
Villa would almost certainly pay a heavy price if they were to lose the Brazilian anytime soon.
It will be interesting to see where Mikel Arteta directs his attention in his next efforts to strengthen his team.
Pedro Neto and Ivan Toney have long been associated with joining the team.
But in the near run, Arsenal might find greater value in Luiz’s experience at Aston Villa.
Premier League victory this season for Arsenal has been ruled out by Alan Shearer.
But it could tip the scales if Arsenal signs one or two of the aforementioned stars and makes a big statement.