Arsenal Set For Surprise January Move For Former Chelsea Star

By timgarrett IN La Liga,Premier League,Transfers - 20:00 Sep 3rd 2018

Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Torreira probably didn’t expect to find themselves named amongst the substitutes for Arsenal’s first four games of the 2018/19 campaign, but that has been the reality facing the three summer signings up to this point.

Although many supporters would like to see at least two of the trio more heavily involved as the season progresses, Unai Emery has shown by excluding them from the starting XI that everyone starts on an equal footing under his management.

Over at left-back, an injury to Sead Kolasinac has meant that the Spaniard’s first choice has not really been determined, with Nacho Monreal getting the nod for the last three matches, but it is thought that the Gunners’ new boss wants to bring in Filipe Luis in January.

Currently battling for a starting role with French World Cup winner Lucas Hernandez at Atletico Madrid, the 33-year-old was recently the subject of interest from PSG, whilst the fact that he is out of contract next summer means that signing him shouldn’t break the bank.

A succession of injuries may have disrupted the Brazilian international’s 2017/18 La Liga campaign, restricting him to just 20 appearances, but the experienced full-back still managed to have a positive impact upon his team’s results when he was involved:

Filipe Luis
CLUB Atletico de MadridAGE 33Y 0M
POS DEFHEIGHT 6FT 0IN
2017/18
WITH
WITHOUT
Matches
20
18
Win %
65%
56%
Draw %
20%
33%
Loss %
15%
11%
Avg Goal for
1.6
1.4
Avg Goals against
0.6
0.6
Mins per goal for
56.3
62.3
Mins per goal against
150
162
Shots for per game
8.5
7.6
Points per game
2.2
2
Clean sheets
11
12
TOTAL
7
3

Prior to that, Luis’ previous four seasons in the Spanish capital had been a model of consistency, with the 33-year-old making at least 32 top-flight appearances and playing a part in 17 or more clean sheets for Diego Simeone’s men:

Although he endured an unhappy spell at Chelsea back in 2014/15, this experience of English football should make it easier for the Atletico Madrid man to adjust to life in the Premier League, whilst working under his current boss should have fine-tuned his defensive skills.

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Fri 23Fri 23rd NovemberPREDICTION %homedrawaway
BEL23 19:30
Brugge
 v 
Z.Waregem
19:30
Home Win
  73%
73%
1.35
7/20
-286
73%
5.75
19/4
475
16%
8.00
7/1
700
11%
BL123 19:30 BT2
Leverkusen
 v 
Stuttgart
19:30 BT2
Home Win
  64%
64%
1.53
8/15
-189
64%
4.60
18/5
360
20%
6.00
5/1
500
17%
FRA23 20:00
Lyon
 v 
St Etienne
20:00
Home Win
  63%
63%
1.57
11/20
-177
63%
4.33
10/3
333
20%
6.00
5/1
500
17%
TUR23 17:30
Galatasaray
 v 
Konyaspor
17:30
Home Win
  56%
56%
1.80
4/5
-125
56%
3.60
13/5
260
24%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
CHA23 19:45 SKY
Ipswich
 v 
West Brom
19:45 SKY
Away Win
  51%
51%
4.40
17/5
340
24%
3.50
5/2
250
25%
1.91
10/11
-110
51%
LL23 20:00
Leganes
 v 
Alaves
20:00
Home Win
  47%
47%
2.10
11/10
110
47%
3.25
9/4
225
28%
4.00
3/1
300
25%
DEN23 18:00
Vejle BK
 v 
Aalborg
18:00
Away Win
  41%
41%
3.40
12/5
240
33%
3.30
23/10
230
26%
2.25
5/4
125
41%
Saturday 24th NovemberSat 24th NovemberPREDICTION %homedrawaway
BL124 14:30
Bayern
 v 
F. Dusseldor
14:30
Home Win
  91%
91%
1.08
1/12
-1250
91%
15.00
14/1
1400
6%
41.00
40/1
4000
3%
FRA24 16:00
PSG
 v 
Toulouse
16:00
Home Win
  87%
87%
1.11
1/9
-909
87%
12.00
11/1
1100
9%
51.00
50/1
5000
4%
NED24 17:30
NAC
 v 
Ajax
17:30
Away Win
  86%
86%
29.00
28/1
2800
5%
9.50
17/2
850
9%
1.12
1/8
-833
86%
SA24 17:00
Juventus
 v 
S.P.A.L. 201
17:00
Home Win
  83%
83%
1.16
2/13
-625
83%
8.00
7/1
700
12%
29.00
28/1
2800
5%
SPL24 12:30 BT
Hamilton
 v 
Celtic
12:30 BT
Away Win
  83%
83%
19.00
18/1
1800
5%
8.00
7/1
700
12%
1.18
2/11
-556
83%
NED24 19:45
PSV
 v 
Heerenveen
19:45
Home Win
  80%
80%
1.20
1/5
-500
80%
7.00
6/1
600
13%
17.00
16/1
1600
7%
BEL24 19:30
Genk
 v 
Cercle Brugg
19:30
Home Win
  79%
79%
1.22
2/9
-455
79%
7.00
6/1
600
14%
13.00
12/1
1200
8%
SPL24 15:00
Rangers
 v 
Livingston
15:00
Home Win
  76%
76%
1.30
3/10
-333
76%
5.25
17/4
425
15%
10.00
9/1
900
9%
SA24 19:30
Inter
 v 
Frosinone
19:30
Home Win
  76%
76%
1.26
1/4
-385
76%
6.00
5/1
500
15%
15.00
14/1
1400
9%
EPL24 15:00
West Ham
 v 
Man City
15:00
Away Win
  76%
76%
13.00
12/1
1200
9%
6.50
11/2
550
15%
1.25
1/4
-400
76%
SUI24 18:00
Young Boys
 v 
FC Lugano
18:00
Home Win
  70%
70%
1.33
33/100
-305
70%
5.75
19/4
475
17%
9.00
8/1
800
13%
EPL24 15:00
Everton
 v 
Cardiff
15:00
Home Win
  69%
69%
1.44
4/9
-227
69%
4.80
19/5
380
19%
8.50
15/2
750
13%
EPL24 15:00
Man Utd
 v 
C Palace
15:00
Home Win
  68%
68%
1.40
2/5
-250
68%
5.00
4/1
400
19%
9.50
17/2
850
13%
BL124 17:30 BT2
Schalke
 v 
Nurnberg
17:30 BT2
Home Win
  68%
68%
1.53
8/15
-189
68%
4.33
10/3
333
19%
7.00
6/1
600
13%
SPL24 15:00
Hibernian
 v 
Dundee
15:00
Home Win
  67%
67%
1.44
4/9
-227
67%
4.60
18/5
360
19%
7.00
6/1
600
14%
LL24 15:15
Valencia
 v 
R.Vallecano
15:15
Home Win
  67%
67%
1.45
9/20
-222
67%
4.75
15/4
375
20%
7.50
13/2
650
14%
BEL24 17:00
S. Liege
 v 
Eupen
17:00
Home Win
  66%
66%
1.40
2/5
-250
66%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
7.50
13/2
650
14%
EPL24 15:00
Watford
 v 
Liverpool
15:00
Away Win
  65%
65%
6.50
11/2
550
15%
4.75
15/4
375
19%
1.53
8/15
-189
65%
LL24 12:00
Eibar
 v 
Real Madrid
12:00
Away Win
  65%
65%
7.00
6/1
600
16%
4.60
18/5
360
19%
1.53
13/25
-190
65%
BL124 14:30
Mainz
 v 
Dortmund
14:30
Away Win
  60%
60%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
4.10
31/10
310
21%
1.70
7/10
-143
60%
CHA24 15:00
Millwall
 v 
Bolton
15:00
Home Win
  59%
59%
1.62
8/13
-161
59%
4.00
3/1
300
24%
5.75
19/4
475
18%
CHA24 15:00
Leeds
 v 
Bristol C
15:00
Home Win
  57%
57%
1.70
7/10
-143
57%
4.00
3/1
300
23%
5.10
4/1
410
20%
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