After missing out on the Mykhailo Mudryk deal, Arsenal seem to be back for Raphinha, whom they failed to get in the summer.
The Brazilian joined Barcelona after his agent, Deco, failed to negotiate with any other club apart from Barcelona.
Raphinha has scored two goals in 20 appearances since joining Barcelona. The Spanish giant board has shortlisted Raphinha for transfer in order to balance their finances.
If Barcelona really see Raphinha as a surplus to the squad, Arsenal would love to try and sign him for the second attempt after missing out last summer.
Arsenal’s technical director Edu has been in contact with Raphael’s representative Deco and told him to keep him informed if anything occurs.
Raphinha fits Arsenal’s needs perfectly, and there is no denying his talent. However, it seems like there are more questions than there are answers regarding his time at Barcelona.
Raphinha’s career may be at a crossroads because he hasn’t been making any regular starts and seldom ever seems to be more than a squad player.
After the Brazilian won the Supercopa with Barcelona against Real Madrid, he explained to the press his intentions of staying at the club even when his playing time has been reduced.
It was reported earlier that Arsenal had agreed to a personal deal with Trossard in Brighton. The player who lost his place to Japanese Mitoma might fancy a move to the current leader of the Premier League table.
Although there has been some division among Arsenal fans who claim he is too old to be part of the squad,
If the deal gets finalized quickly, he is likely to join the Arsenal squad ahead of the Manchester City match.
Other options Arsenal can go for after failing to get Mudryk
Moussa Diaby is a very fast winger, and there are reports that the club is already in contact with the Frenchman. Diaby is capable of bringing a more attacking vibe to the Arsenal squad.
He is also a cheap option on Edu’s side, who wants to bring in more attackers to the Arsenal squad in a bid to win the first Premier League title since 2004.
Wilfred Zaha is also another player on Arsenal’s radar. Crystal Palace wouldn’t want to sell its best player, but if the right bid comes in, the Ivorian winger is likely to fancy moving to Arsenal in a bid to play in the Champions League.