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Arsenal line up January move for Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan

Arsenal are lining up a January move for Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has identified the Spaniard, 26, as the answer to his team's struggles, with the North Londoners having tracked his progress for three years.

The Sun says Sevilla have put a £55million buy-out clause on the all-action midfielder but the LaLiga side are ready to listen to offers of around £32m.

And that is a price Arsenal will be willing to pay to fire up their floundering campaign and start giving Arteta and his side the “identity" they crave.

Fans have never hidden their disdain for Granit Xhaka, whose low stock plummeted even further with a series of lacklustre displays and a red card against Burnley, despite a fine free-kick in the Boxing Day success over Chelsea.

On-loan Dani Ceballos has failed to impress and injury-hit star summer signing Thomas Partey has made just four Premier League starts since his £45m move from Atletico Madrid.

That has seen Arteta pushing for a January recruitment drive — and he has placed the former Eibar man at the top of his shopping list.

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