Arsenal being priced out of deal for 27-year-old midfielder – report

Arsenal are being priced out of a potential swoop to sign Fulham star Tom Cairney, according to a report

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Arsenal are interested in a potential to sign Tom Cairney but could be priced out of a deal for the Fulham star, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Gunners have been keeping tabs on the 27-year-old Cottagers star ahead of the January transfer window.

The same article states that Arsenal are worried about the potential cost of a deal to sign the Scotland international despite Fulham’s struggles in the Premier League so far.

According to the same story, the Gunners are wary of the rising transfer fees involved when it comes to sign homegrown talent in the Premier League.

As a result, the Daily Mail expects the north London side to focus on targets on the continent rather than add new British talent to Unai Emery’s squad.

Indeed, the journalist behind the story, Sami Mokbel, reports that Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has been surprised by the increasing price of homegrown talent.

Arsenal have five British players in Emery’s current squad: Aaron Ramsey, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson.

Arsene Wenger made Holding the last English recruit at Arsenal when the Gunners signed the promising centre-half from Bolton Wanderers in 2016.

The former Gunners manager at one point had a lot of British talent in his squad to suggest the Frenchman believed the future of the club was best served with homegrown talent.

However, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all left the club in the last three transfer windows.

Arsenal are unbeaten in eight games in the Premier League after the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend.

Emery’s side will welcome second-placed Liverpool FC to The Emirates in their next Premier League on Saturday evening in what will be a strong indicator of Arsenal’s potential in the league this term.

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