Arsenal and Chelsea battling for the signature of 22 year old Brazilian star

Arsenal identifies a potential replacement for Bundesliga bound Granit Xhaka.

Athletico Paranaense midfielder, Bruno Guimaraes is the subject of transfer interest from Chelsea and Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.

The attacker has been on the radar of the Blues for much of his career, but their transfer ban this season forced them to look away from him.

Arsenal has also been monitoring the progress of the 22 years old’s career and this season they look to be closer to doing a deal with his club.

The report claims that Arsenal sees him as one of their options to replace Granit Xhaka who looks unsettled at the Emirates.

Xhaka has agreed to personal terms over a move to Germany with Hertha Berlin and he may force the club to sell him when the transfer window reopens.

Guimaraes has been playing well for Paranaense scoring twice with one assist in 25 games this season.

His numbers are not the most impressive, but he is still young and coming to the Emirates would help him improve his game further.

One positive to signing Guimaraes is that he has a Spanish passport which would make a move to the Emirates not so complicated.

You have to think that Edu will have some influence as well which should put Arsenal in pole position. However, the Chelsea transfer ban has been lifted and if they want him as well they could go down the well-tested route of outbidding any and all competitors.

Well, all except Man City that is.


  1. Too risky and another ‘cheaper’ option! If the club cannot get proper experienced signings then it will be all over very soon…

  2. Loan options can be very expensive! In fact Ceballos will cost over £20m to Arsenal for a season in which he has only played a handful of games out of a possible 25 or so. Arsenal need to go back to signing EPL players like the old days. There is a lot of talent in smaller clubs and even if paying a little extra for EPL players, at least these players will fight for the team more!

  3. I don’t think this would happen, because we still have many central midfielders after Xhaka leaves

    Robbie Burton looks promising as well

        1. Lol Chambers has never played in midfield, he cant even play in defence! Burton has never played, Elneny is out on loan and is useless, Ceballos is not up to it, Maitland Niles hasn’t played in his position since Wenger days, leaving just Torreira, Guendouzi and Willock who by the way needs a season loan as not good enough!
          So i ask again @gotnoideas who is our midfield lol

          1. I don’t consider Willock as a player, Arsenal should just get rid of him and sign top quality player.

  4. We can go for the likes of Ndidi or cheaper option like Doucoure of Watford.

    Also, I think Deulofeu will be a good addition to the team to fill the left wing considering the fact that he will be cheaper than Zaha.

  5. Ive been told we are interested in Cole Basset if xhaka goes, not sure he is ready but that is who i have heard we are looking at to bring in in January.

    1. Hello Reggie,
      Unlike you, I had never heard of Cole Bassett so looked him up on Google. He currently plays for Kroenke’s Colorado Rapids Team and is just 18 Definitely not from Brazil, unless there is another Cole Bassett out there.

        1. I think I got the wrong end of the stick Reggie. I looked at the post below you as well and thought he was referring to this Cole guy. Is he likely to be any good?

          1. He is young Sue, possibly one for the future and supposedly the rising star of the MLS. Other than that, i have been told that we are looking at getting him.

  6. This guy is the best midfielder in brazil at the moment. Look at martinelli? He looks decent and just the type of midfielder we need. He tackles well, can pass and he has speed.

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