Arturo Vidal could make move to Arsenal after Copa America

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As the season has now come to its end the transfer rumours have duly kicked into overdrive. The transfer window is not yet officially open but this does not stop clubs being linked with signings and speculation over the last day or so has seen Arsenal mentioned as possible suitors for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Official deal to be done?

Many papers have circulated the rumour over the weekend and The Independent quote DirecTV journalist Hernan Frer as saying: "After the Copa America the arrival of Arturo Vidal at Arsenal will be official."

The source has previous with Arsenal transfer rumours, as he was one of the first to break the story of Alexis Sanchez moving to the Gunners.

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Vidal in Italy

Vidal has won everything there is to win in Italy so could be looking for a new challenge. He has the Champions League final against Barcelona to look forward to but that could be potentially his last game for the club.

If he is to move he would be valued at around £25 million pounds, which in today's market is a very good price considering his pedigree and experience.

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Benefits for Arsenal

He would bring added experience and strength to the Arsenal midfield and would work as a box-to-box player. He has a similar work ethic to Sanchez and many of his Chilean team mates as they work hard and will run their hearts out for the team.

With Francis Coquelin the only current regular holding midfielder in the squad this could be a welcome addition to the side.

Good friends with Sanchez

The Juventus midfielder is also close friend with Gunners star Alexis Sanchez and the pair also share the same agent. This could be a decisive factor in Vidal making the move as Sanchez could convince him to join him in north London. They will both be playing at the Copa America for Chile and one would assume this could be where the convincing would be done. 

The signing would be a big signal of intent from Arsene Wenger as he would add to his recent big name signings. Not only that but in capturing Vidal he would add strength to an area of the pitch that has been been lacking this season.

It is yet to be seen whether the deal will happen or not, what do you think? would he be a good fit at Arsenal? Let us know in the comments box below.

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