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Arsenal launch move for Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga after Trossard deal

Arsenal have made a move for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga after completing a deal to sign Leandro Trossard.

After a slow start to the transfer window, Arsenal are working on several deals and made Trossard their first January signing.

The London club spent around £27m to bring Trossard to the Emirates, having missed out on a deal to sign Mykhailo Mudryk, who last week completed an £89million move to Chelsea.

Mikel Arteta is keen to continue improving his side as he looks to guide Arsenal to their first Premier League title since 2004.

The Gunners are closing in on a deal for Spezia defender Jakub Kiwior but Arteta is also looking to bring in a new midfielder to provide competition for Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka.

And according to the Evening Standard, Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Real Madrid’s Camavinga on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Camavinga joined Real Madrid from Rennes in 2021 but the Frenchman has struggled for game-time this season, starting just five La Liga matches.

The 20-year-old midfielder came on as a second-half substitute in France’s World Cup final defeat to Argentina in Qatar.

A deal for Camavinga would be a short-term solution for Arsenal, who intend to sign West Ham United and England star Declan Rice in the summer.

Arsenal, who are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, face Manchester United on Sunday and Trossard is in contention of making his debut for the club.

‘I’m really excited to get started,’ Trossard said in his first interview with Arsenal.com. ‘This is a big club and I’m ready to show the fans what I can do.

‘Everyone has seen how well we’re doing already and I’m here to help achieve their dreams – including myself.

‘I’m going to take it day by day, work hard and try to help the team to achieve their goals. [I want to] get better as well.

‘I know the manager is a great coach and I hope to be involved in doing great things and getting better as a player in every aspect.

‘I’m really excited to see the fans in the stadium. I hope I can give you my all. I want to try and create as many magic moments as possible, and hopefully we can celebrate together.’

Arteta said of his new signing: ‘He knows the league here and I think he can have an immediate impact in the team.’

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