Home-grown Arsenal talent could move to Serie A in January transfer window

An Arsenal academy product could soon make the jump to Italy - meanwhile, the Gunners are looking at an Ajax defender.
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Following last night's damaging defeat against London rivals West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal's need for squad improvements has become paramount. Who will the Gunners look to bring on board in the January transfer window.

Arsenal could allow one of their academy products to leave the club, amid interest from a pair of clubs in Serie A - additionally, the Gunners are also 'scouting' a young defender who currently plies his trade for Ajax in the Eredivisie.

AC Milan and Juventus interested in Charlie Patino

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Charlie Patino was once one of Arsenal's most exciting youth products - however, he has struggled to break into the senior squad. A new report from Italian sports media outlet Calciomercato suggests that both Juventus and AC Milan are interested in bringing the player on board on a permanent basis in January.

For all of Patino's talents, he has yet to make a senior team appearance for Arsenal in the Premier League. Currently, he is on loan at Swansea City in the Championship, for whom he has made 18 appearances, scoring 4 goals and notching up a trio of assists.

Arsenal 'scouting' Ajax starlet Devyne Rensch

Arsenal are thought to be 'scouting' Ajax starboy Devyne Rensch ahead of the January window, according to a report from CBS Sports. An adaptable defender, he is capable of playing anywhere across the back line - he is also thought to be in the sights of Manchester United and Liverpool.

This season, Rensch has begun to carve out a first-team spot in Ajax's team, having made 13 appearances in the Eredivisie so far - racking up two assists along the way. The Dutch giants experienced a torrid start to the campaign that saw them firmly rooted in the relegation zone - however, a mid-campaign resurgence now sees them in 5th place, even if they are still 23 points behind bitter rivals PSV.

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