This could allow their North-London rivals to sign Malcom, as Arsenal are eyeing a potential replacement to Alexis Sanchez should he leave the Emirates this January. "That would represent a good deal".
Manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that the Premier League champions will not be taking part in the transfer battle to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.
"He never speaks about targets during the season, but as a football club Sanchez is one of those players, they will say if they do become available, you have got to be looking at it". We appreciate what a good player he is.
While Jose Mourinho tries to beat City to the 29-year-old attacker, there are a few players who may be making for the Old Trafford exit.
In relation to Sanchez all I can say, which everyone else says, is that he is a phenomenal player. Arsenal with Malcolm will have a different dynamic but Wenger will hope that the Brazilian will lessen Arsenal fans heartache over the departure of Alexis Sanchez with some fine performances.
According to The Express, however, United fear that their interest in the striker is being used by the Gunners as a bargaining chip to get City to increase their £20m offer.
The Alexis Sanchez transfer saga has taken an unexpected twist after Manchester City walked away from a possible deal to sign the Chilean this month.
That could be less certain now though, Sanchez's preference is still understood to be City but if United go all out to sign the player he could easily change his mind. "You could say that at the moment ... it's not that I don't want to inform you, I don't want to give you wrong information and at the moment I must say nothing is decided one way or the other".
"If you look back at Man Utd's big signings over the decades, Cantona came out of the hat, [Robin] Van Persie was a surprise, and they both helped United win titles". At his weekly pre-game press conference, Wenger was asked if Ozil could stay at Arsenal.