Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano ruled out Arsenal making a move for Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen.
Since moving to Inter from Tottenham Hotspur in what was a £24.3 million deal back in January, Eriksen has gone on to feature 38 times for the Serie A side, chipping in with four goals and providing three assists along the way.
However, so far this season, the £45 million-rated 28-year-old has started just four league games for Antonio Conte’s side, making another four appearances from the bench, averaging a highly disappointing WhoScored match rating of 6.27 – ranking him as the club’s third-worst player in the Italian top flight.
However, according to Romano, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, the midfielder will not be making a return to north London in the form of a move to Arsenal – as had been suggested in reports.
He said: “He has been offered to Arsenal, but we always said that he’s not the first choice for Arsenal. So, let’s see what Arsenal will do for their first choice – if it will be [Houssem] Aouar or another player – but at the moment, Eriksen is not the first one.
“But I always say pay attention to this player and don’t exclude this player for any top club, just because when a quality player like Eriksen is not playing, you have to pay attention because until the last day, everything can happen.
“But, at the moment, Arsenal not are not moving for Eriksen and he is not the first option; he has been offered.”
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While a move for Eriksen by Arsenal would have appeared to make quite a bit of sense, considering the fact that Mikel Arteta’s side are lacking a considerable amount of creativity at present, having scored just 12 Premier League goals so far this season, it would seem as if, if Romano is to be believed, Eriksen will not be the answer to this problem.
However, with the journalist mentioning the name of Aouar as a potential target for the north London side, there could well be hope that Arsenal do make a move for a player who could help instil a bit more attacking impetus to the side than they currently have at present.