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. Jim will fix it says:

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

  2. agu eman says:

    A loan option would be best.
    Try before you buy as it were.
    Rabiot on loan makes more sense.

  3. Jim will fix it says:

    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!

  4. gotanidea says:

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

    Robbie Burton looks promising as well

    1. Jim will fix it says:

      Which midfielders are you referring to lol

      1. gotanidea says:

        Guendouzi, Torreira, Willock, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Elneny, Chambers and Burton

        1. ahmad73 says:

          How many of these will make even the bench of a top six side?

          1. indian gooner says:

            haha this is an example of how fans lowered their expectations. no one will make it

        2. Jim will fix it says:

          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. Fahad Bala Dandara says:

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

          2. arie82 says:

            Chamber was fulham player of season last season, and majority he playing as dm.

          3. Reggie says:

            Chambers has played midfield and he has played their extremely well.

  5. Martinez says:

    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.

  6. We want a player to come and improve the club and not our club improving a player, we don’t have that time at the moment.

    We need players who can come and do something for Arsenal.

  7. Do we still have a functional reserve or academy at Arsenal? Or maybe everything collapsed when Wenger left.

    Don’t we have defenders from our reserve who can slot in our senior squad

  8. Reggie says:

    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. SueP says:

      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. Reggie says:

        Ha ha no Sue he isn’t a Brazilian.

        1. SueP says:

          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. Reggie says:

            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.

    2. agu eman says:

      MLS player?
      Good for selling shirts to the USA.
      Another Asano.
      Next will be a Chinese shirt seller.

      1. Reggie says:

        You maybe right.

  9. SA gunner says:

    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.

  10. Le Coq Monster says:

    Can he play as a central defender?

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      cos that is priority number 1

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