According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal and Jorge Mendes have been in contact over the transfer of Joao Felix. The Reds are competing for his services during the January transfer window. Gabriel, Jesus, and Eddie Nketiah were the only available forwards for Arsenal at the end of the summer transfer window. However, following Jesus’ catastrophic knee injury during the World Cup, Arsenal’s frontline is now the subject of intense scrutiny heading into the January transfer window. Felix’s arrival in January, though, might make things easier. By removing competition, Edu can increase Arsenal’s chances of landing the Portuguese player, and he may accomplish this by forgoing a potential deal.
Arsenal and Manchester United on the race to sign Joao Felix
The report states that Felix will permanently quit the club should the Argentine remain at the Wanda Metropolitano next season.
With a forward a priority for both teams in the upcoming weeks, United and Arsenal remain the “highest suited” clubs to capture the former Benfica sensation.
After Cristiano Ronaldo left, Erik ten Hag was eager to expand United’s offensive alternatives. Additionally, the club is rumored to be interested in signing Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven. Who the Dutch team values at €50 million.
Arsenal is also searching for a different option because Gabriel Jesus is anticipated to miss until March. Following surgery to repair a knee problem.
While the Gunners are aiming to bolster their roster in January. Mikel Arteta has recommended that Martinelli be moved to a central striker position, with Smith Rowe another potential possibility.
Mikel Arteta on Gabriel Jesus’ Injury
Jesus’ injury was definitely a “enormous loss for us,” Arteta added.
“He’s such a key component of the squad; his unique contribution makes it impossible to replace him. However, we do have other players and options, and we’ll work to resolve that. Another choice is the transfer window”.
“I believe that [Jesus] is a special player, but Eddie [Nketiah] also possesses outstanding attributes for the style of play that we prefer. We have more options because Martinelli can be played upfront as well”.
“Getting Emile [Smith Rowe] back is going to be a major one,” the coach said, “but we are currently a little short in terms of upfront positions.”
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