Monday , January 20 2020

Arsenal ‘consider loan move for AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu’

Arsenal ‘consider loan move for AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu’ as Mikel Arteta seeks more squad depth

  • Arsenal ‘could make a loan move for AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu’
  • Turkey international midfielder wants game time ahead of Euro 2020
  • Milan have struggled for form this season and sit eighth in Serie A table
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to boost the depth of his squad this month 

Arsenal ‘are considering a loan move for AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu’ as Mikel Arteta looks to increase the depth of his squad.

Milan want to offload the 25-year-old Turkey international and Calhanoglu himself wants to ensure regular game time ahead of this summer’s European Championship.

And, according to the Sunday Mirror, Arsenal would be interested in taking him on loan until the end of the season.

Arsenal ‘are considering a loan move’ for AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu this month 

Turkey international Calhanoglu is a regular starter for Milan but they're struggling for form

Turkey international Calhanoglu is a regular starter for Milan but they’re struggling for form

Calhanoglu has started 18 Serie A matches for Milan in what has been a largely disappointing campaign.

They sit eighth in the Serie A table, some 10 points off the Champions League places, though they did win 2-0 at Cagliari on Saturday.

Calhanoglu, who has 47 caps and 10 goals for Turkey, joined Milan from German club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017.

He will be keen to find form in the second half of the season, whether in Milan or London, to win a place in the Turkey squad after they made it to Euro 2020.

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace on Saturday as Arteta tries to get the best out of the team he took over last month.

Calhanoglu is desperate to find enough game time to ensure his place at Euro 2020

Calhanoglu is desperate to find enough game time to ensure his place at Euro 2020

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to boost the size of his squad during the January window

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to boost the size of his squad during the January window