Are Arsenal set for a double swoop for two Barcelona stars?

Arsenal has the perfect opportunity to launch their most powerful attack with a double raid on Barcelona.

According to Fichajes, the Spanish giants are willing to let their forwards, Raphinha and Ferran Torres, depart in the summer. The two departures are expected to help the La Liga heavyweights reduce their wage bill and thus ease their financial woes. On where the two could transfer, Fichajes names Arsenal as the favorites for the double swoop, which is understandable.

According to them, Mikel Arteta admires Ferran Torres’ skills and versatility. Torres, if signed, can contend not only for a spot on Arsenal’s wings but also as a striker as he is a lethal finisher.

Raphinha, on the other hand, can play on both wings and, as we saw at Leeds, can also be a playmaker. If bought, he may be the ideal player to rotate Arsenal’s wingers, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. He could also have a role as the playmaker, easing Martin Odegaard’s work load. His versatility is something that Mikel Arteta will definitely admire.

Arsenal’s attack may have regained its scoring form, but one thing was evident throughout the festive period fixtures: it has to be strengthened.

A striker’s signing is widely anticipated. However, one might ask: If Ferran Torres and Raphinha are recruited in a double swoop, will a striker signing still be on the table? We will have to wait and see.

Daniel O

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  1. Torres will not improve us. Raphinha already rejected us…much like Vlahovic and Locatelli. So a big no. Only Barca players we could be interested in:
    De Jong
    Lewandowski (lol)

    1. Why do you feel another winger is essential GS when we already have, Trossard, Jesus,ESR, and Nelson available to back up Saka and Martinelli? I very much doubt if Arteta will spend big on her another winger when our priorities are in other areas, namely, central midfield, left back and a central striker.

      1. Raphinna was chased relentlessly by the gaffer in the not too distant pass, what that shows is the gaffer likeness for an accomplished top winger.

        Grandad Arsenal need another winger who will starts one third of the games Saka now starts, only Raphinna, Williams and that mystery from Wolves that seems to be link to us from saltfish was a building material in houses.

        Signing an accomplished winger as Raphinna will enable better management of Saka, hence propelling him to another level.

        The gaffer obsession with Wingers are as clear as Trump hair do, remember the gaffer did inquire about Diaby that is now at Aston Villa, early indication the lad is a hit, which would only vindicate the gaffer and strengthen his resolve.

          1. Wow

            Vamos am taking this as a compliment, have read an supporting article, but say religiously?
            Please send me the link, would certainly strengthen my argument.

            But Vamos i have seen personally, when the gaffer likes a player it normally turns into an obsession.

            Am looking forward to you sending me the links though 🙂

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