Arsenal are now favourites to sign West Ham United transfer target Weston McKennie in the January transfer window.

That’s according to Corriere dello Sport (print edition January 25th, page 17) who claim that Arsenal are in pole position to sign the 24-year-old Juventus star this month.

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Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring McKennie to the London Stadium (The Sun).

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Yesterday we covered a report suggesting that Leeds had opened talks to sign him. However, now it seems as though Arsenal are in the box seat for his signature.

And if Mikel Arteta is really in for the American, West Ham will have no chance…

Arsenal favourites to sign Weston McKennie

Corriere dello Sport reckon that the Gunners are leading the race to sign the Juve star.

Now, this is a really frustrating one because I believe that McKennie would be the perfect long-term successor to Declan Rice when he eventually leaves the London Stadium.

West Ham should have been far more proactive, and moved in to sign the American sooner.

McKennie is exactly the type of player Moyes should be signing, and losing out to Arsenal on his signature will just be a massive blow.

Arsenal favourites to sign Weston McKennie
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The American is an incredibly industrious, hard-working and energetic central midfielder.

He was absolutely brilliant for the United States during the World Cup out in Qatar, and clearly has all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.

Football Insider recently described the 24-year-old is an ‘unbelievable’ player, and they’re not wrong. He has absolutely everything required to be a huge star in the Premier League.

With Arsenal favourites for his signature though, McKennie will be another one that West Ham will regret not moving quicker on.

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