Fabrizio Romano claims that Arsenal are still interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.

Speaking in his latest YouTube video, Romano shared what he knows about Arsenal’s interest in Luiz.

“It is also important to say that many clubs are keeping an eye on Luiz’s situation,” he said. “Arsenal wanted Luiz one year ago, he’s always been a player appreciated by Arsenal director Edu.

“Let’s see what is going to happen in January if Arsenal decide to move for that position or not because it’s not decided yet.

“But for sure, Douglas Luiz is a player appreciated by many clubs around Europe, not just Arsenal. We know the style of the Gunners, they like to keep an eye on players they’ve already been following in the past.

“For sure, Luiz is going to be one to watch in 2024. Let’s see if it’s January or the summer, it’s never easy to sign players from Aston Villa and they are flying now.”

It will be interesting to see whether or not Arsenal decide to target another midfielder after Kai Havertz’s underwhelming start to life in North London.

Arteta has struggled to find a preferred midfield three this season and no one has taken up Xhaka’s place in the side just yet.

Havertz has struggled to play the No8 role while Fabio Vieira has put in a couple of promising displays.

Luiz would certainly fit the bill as a player who is able to operate in various roles in midfield. But after the £15 million man signed fresh terms just last year, he won’t come cheap for the Gunners.