In a major blow to Arsenal’s pursuit of a creative attacking midfielder, it looks like Dominik Szoboszlai will be heading to the Bundesliga to play for RB Leipzig.
We knew the competition would be intense and multiple clubs would be looking to pounce on the Hungarian international, but it is RB Leipzig who have won the race, having capitalised on the Red Bull connection with Szoboszlai’s current club, RB Salzburg (Austria).
The update comes from one of the most reliable sources out there, Fabrizio Romano. Up until today, there was talk of Arsenal waiting on the player’s decision, and it had been mentioned that RB Leipzig’s Champions League status would be relevant. Leipzig qualifying for the Round of 16 (at Man United’s expense) seems to have accelerated things.
Arsenal fans will be wondering what’s next. Will the club now focus fully on Norwich City’s Emi Buendia? Will Eriksen be reconsidered as an option? Will we go back in for Houssem Aouar despite the player saying that he’s staying at Lyon until the summer? January options are always restricted, and Arsenal face a big challenge ahead.
Over to you, Edu.