Exclusive: Arsenal could launch January transfer move for former Manchester United forward

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Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall is believed to be eyeing up potential replacements for the injured Beth Mead.

Former Manchester United loan star Signe Bruun is attracting interest from Arsenal ahead of the January transfer window.

Gunners boss’ Jonas Eidevall is believed to be in the market for a Beth Mead replacement after the Euro 2022 star was ruled out for the season with an ACL injury suffered in the 3-2 defeat to United in November. And it’s believed the club will explore a move for 2021 Denmark player of the year Bruun, with the 24-year-old believed to be available on a permanent deal with her contract set to expire at Champions League winners Lyon in the summer.

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The 24-year-old has previously spent time in the WSL after spending the second half of last season with title rivals Manchester United. She appeared seven times for Marc Skinner’s side, though her move was not made permanent and she returned to her parent club in June.

Capped 27 times by Denmark, the forward has an impressive 16 goals at international level and formed part of the Danish squad for last summer’s European Championship. She has also starred for the likes of Fortuna Hjørring and Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 62 goals in 89 games for the former.

Arsenal bounced back from their first defeat of the campaign against Everton at the weekend, securing a narrow 1-0 home win to keep them in third place and three points behind league leaders Chelsea. They face Juventus in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this evening at the Emirates.

While Arsenal have declined to comment on the reports, head coach Eidevall will surely be looking to bolster the Gunner’s attacking threat with Mead ruled out and the WSL’s record scorer Vivianne Miedema currently occupying a deeper role in midfield this season.

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