Arsenal have worked to sign strength in depth and have seen Sambi Lokonga fill the hole left by Granit Xhaka’s injury. The Belgian has become a fan favourite and will push the Swiss midfielder for a starting spot even when he returns from the medical room in January.
However, this can mean that players find themselves on the sidelines and without regular playing time often leading to them seeking a move away.
“I train really hard every day. Just wait for your chance, that’s the only thing I can do. If the moment is there, I have to be ready.”
Considering his frustrations, were an offer to sign the midfielder come forward providing the opportunity to earn more minutes, especially ahead of the 2022 World Cup, it would be very tempting for Van de Beek.
This is where Arsenal come in. Despite not having a well-trodden history of signing players from their early 2000s title rivals, the club have taken some players from United in recent seasons.
Both Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and the deals the Gunners offered were accepted by United.
Were Arsenal to offer an acceptable deal to the club, it is possible that Man Utd could be open to selling the player again.
Van de Beek can cover in three midfield roles. All the six, eight and ten positions would be strengthened by the Dutch international’s arrival and Arsenal’s roster would enable the 24-year-old a much better shot at game time whilst remaining at an elite level in the game.
However, United would be expected to demand a significant fee having paid £35 million in 2020. Yet with midfield high on Arsenal’s list of priorities, technical director Edu may be willing to come to an agreement with the Red Devils if they were willing to talk.
According to the Daily Mail, van de Beek is getting help from his Man United teammates in a bid to end his Old Trafford nightmare after not securing a move to Everton in the summer.
The report states that the midfielder changed agents last week after being persuaded to do so by his colleagues and has now reportedly employed the services of agent Ali Durson, whose clients include Victor Lindelof and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.