After heavily doing business in the summer transfer market, we anticipate a quiet window for Arsenal in the market. Alas, there are already reports linking Arsenal with the transfer of players.
Phil Jones has emerged as a January transfer target for Arsenal and they are joined by Liverpool in the chase of the player.
He joined Manchester United from Blackburn in a £16.5 million deal after catching the eyes of Sir Alex Ferguson with his leadership qualities.
Jones, 24, has had an unstable career with United since joining but he’s found life more difficult since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager of the Old Trafford landlords.
Jones is yet to make an appearance for the Red Devils this season after the 24-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury in the Premier League against Swansea midway through last term.
Reports according the Sun claims Mourinho is ready to offload the England versatile defender in January window following the player’s lack of progress since his setback.
“Jose is looking to offload Jones. They have reached the end of the line with him,’ a United insider reportedly told the Sun.
‘Arsenal have asked about him in the past along with Chris Smalling, and they are keeping an eye on his situation.
‘He cannot stay fit and that is why United tried to sign Jose Fonte from Southampton in the summer.’
it is difficult to believe Arsenal’s this report. Arsenal completed the signing of Rob Holding and Mustafi during the summer and let off Chambers on loan. Jones will be surplus to requirement, hence, we can dismiss this report.