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Ruben Neves to Arsenal would be a bad news for 3 Arsenal players

Ruben Neves to Arsenal would be a bad news for 3 Arsenal players

Arsenal is reportedly considering a move for Ruben Neves, the Al Hilal midfielder, according to Sport.

Mikel Arteta is keen on securing Neves during the upcoming January transfer window, despite the Portuguese player having recently joined Al Hilal for £47 million in the summer. 

Arteta believes he can entice Neves back to the Premier League, and the 26-year-old midfielder, who previously played for Wolves, could bring excitement to the Emirates Stadium. 


Neves has already demonstrated his abilities in the English top flight, and with potential pairing with Declan Rice, Arsenal could have a formidable midfield duo. 

However, the prospect of Neves’ arrival may not be well-received by some players, as it could negatively impact their chances of regular playing time.

Three Arsenal players who would suffer if Ruben Neves is signed

Thomas Partey

The individual most likely to face consequences with Neves’ potential arrival is the player he’s intended to take the place of, a 45-cap Portugal international. 

Arsenal must now consider moving on from Thomas Partey due to his ongoing injury issues, which pose a significant challenge for Arteta. 

There’s even the possibility of selling the Ghanaian to generate funds for acquiring Neves.


Jorginho, acquired from Chelsea for £12 million in January, has proven to be a valuable squad addition for Arsenal, especially given Partey’s frequent unavailability this season. 

Despite enjoying significant playing time, Jorginho has evident weaknesses in his game. Neves, with his arrival, would promptly surpass him in the hierarchy. 

This would relegate the 31-year-old to a role primarily as a backup and rotational choice, aligning more closely with what is expected in a squad aiming for championship success.

Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny currently plays a limited role at Arsenal, and his presence in the first-team lineup would likely diminish significantly with the addition of Neves to Arteta’s midfield options.

 Despite being a well-liked figure at the club, Elneny’s time in a prominent playing capacity seems to be drawing to a close. 

While he holds a strong affection for Arsenal, the arrival of Neves could mean that Elneny might not have the opportunity to feature for the team again.

Ruben Neves to Arsenal would be a bad news for 3 Arsenal players