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Bruno Guimaraes signs, Partey out, Kimmich in - Dream Arsenal midfield after £105m transfers

Bruno Guimaraes is among the dream midfield recruitment plan that completes Arsenal's trio
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Arsenal have several areas in their team they need to strengthen this summer but the midfield has taken a considerable focus with some upheaval having happened already and the potential for more to take place. Mohamed Elneny has already left the squad with the expiration of his contract, and there is hope that Ethan Nwaneri could be promoted to more senior minutes next season.

Although football.london understands that the chances of a marquee move this summer in any position remain slim, there is always scope that the Gunners could pounce on any opportunities that arise. The arrival of Declan Rice last summer provided a far more solid foundation for competitive battles in the campaign, which saw Arsenal finish only two points behind rivals Manchester City.

With that in mind, football.london takes a look at what a dream scenario for the midfield could be. Rice and Martin Odegaard are on the lookout for their ideal partner to complete Mikel Arteta's middle third, and there remains plenty of time left to find that special someone.

Bruno Guimaraes

A £100million release clause stands between Arsenal and the acquisition of dream central midfield target Bruno Guimaraes. Newcastle United are adamant that they do not want to lose the Brazilian international despite regressing from their Champions League qualifying campaign in 2022/23; without European football whatsoever for 2024/25, Guimaraes could be tempted to a switch which grants him a chance on the biggest stage.

Arsenal have been keen on the midfielder since his playing days in his homeland, and that interest persisted through to his time in France with Lyon. Should Guimaraes push for a move, there is hope he might be available around the £80million mark but this again could simply be fantasy land stuff.

Thomas Partey out

One way that Arsenal have room to potentially bring in two competitive central midfield options whilst making room for some youth promotion is with a considerable exit. Thomas Partey missed the majority of last season with an injury which required surgery to fix.

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He returned at the end of the campaign to help the Gunners fight till the final day but the Ghanaian certainly failed to show consistent form and even concerned fans with some displays, such as his error-strewn output at Old Trafford. A sale to Saudi Arabia or Turkey, two linked nations for Partey, could bring in some capital to help offset a move for a big replacement and his £200,000-per-week-plus wages coming off the bill would certainly help too.

Joshua Kimmich

With only a season left on his deal with Bayern Munich and a risky appointment in Vincent Kompany made by the executives at the German side, the future of Joshua Kimmich has not been assured as of yet. The 29-year-old knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League scoring the only goal at the Allianz Arena to give Bayern a 3-2 scoreline on aggregate.

The Daily Star reported in January that Kimmich could be available for as little as £25million, a no-brainer for a club like Arsenal looking for both quality and experience which the German international has in bundles. The versatility to play midfield and at full-back, Kimmich could be the perfect depth option for Arteta this season.