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Going Nowhere!- Arsenal block new approach for £20m player

Going Nowhere!- Arsenal block new approach for £20m player

AC Milan has entered the competition to secure the services of Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior, but Arsenal is uninterested in parting ways with him.

Both Roma and AC Milan are likely to face disappointment in their pursuit of the Arsenal defender in the upcoming January transfer window. 

Tuttomercatoweb reports that Arsenal is determined to retain Kiwior, who was acquired for £20 million from Spezia in January to bolster their options for a left-footed center-back. 

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While he initially joined as competition for Gabriel Magalhaes, there is increasing speculation about a possible return to Italian football for the Polish player.

AC Milan join race for Arsenal’s Jakub Kiwior

Tuttomercatoweb is now reporting that AC Milan has entered the race alongside Roma to sign Jakub Kiwior. 

Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Kiwior to Roma to provide cover for Evan Ndicka during the Africa Cup of Nations. Milan has taken the initiative by reaching out to Kiwior’s agent for a potential loan deal. 

However, Arsenal is firmly resisting the idea of a loan departure, preferring to retain Kiwior.

The Gunners are hesitant to let Kiwior go, especially considering the need for a left-sided defender in the event of his departure. 

It appears that Arsenal would only consider parting ways with Kiwior if presented with a compelling cash offer, but such an offer does not seem forthcoming from either Milan or Roma.

Kiwior may not play much in 2024

It wouldn’t be surprising if Kiwior were interested in returning to Italy for a temporary stint, given his limited playing time with Arsenal this season. The 23-year-old has only started two Premier League games and played a mere six minutes in the Champions League. 

Looking ahead to 2024, it appears that Kiwior’s playing opportunities under Mikel Arteta might remain restricted, with the manager unlikely to thrust him into significant Premier League or Champions League fixtures.

Kiwior’s chances could arise in unforeseen circumstances, such as an injury to Gabriel or Arteta’s decision to deploy him at left back. 

Despite Arteta expressing admiration for Kiwior’s ‘incredible potential,’ the young player may need to exhibit patience in his pursuit of regular first-team action at Arsenal.

Going Nowhere!- Arsenal block new approach for £20m player

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