Arsenal missed out on Tottenham man because they didn’t act fast enough

Tottenham attacker Richarlison has revealed he had interest from Arsenal in the summer, but Spurs followed up theirs with an offer immediately.

The Brazilian was one of the sought-after players in the last transfer window and Arsenal wanted to sign him.

After losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Lacazette in the last campaign, the Gunners needed attacking reinforcements.

Several players were on their radar and the Gunners also wanted Richarlison after he helped save Everton from relegation.

The attacker eventually moved to Tottenham, and he has revealed why he moved there.

He said to Goal: “I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know?

“It’s as simple as that. Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Financial Fair Play problem, and the negotiations were very brief, to be honest.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Richarlison was one of the best players in the Everton team and he deserved to play at a bigger club.

It would have been great to have him in our squad, but the striker chose our neighbours.

He is not doing badly there, but we are also in top shape with Gabriel Jesus as our leading striker.

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  1. Of course Arsenal kicked the tires, as we did with a lot of strikers, but once we landed Jesus all of the backup plans were unnecessary.

    Question: had there ever been a Sp*rs signing who didn’t “pick” them over Arsenal, or who Sp*rs “beat” Arsenal to? Not for many, many years. Yet if you listen to Sp*rs fans, or certain members of the media, it happens all the time. Their fixation on Sp*rs getting one over on Arsenal, in any way possible, borders on hilarious…

  2. JACK, I can explain why in one word……. JEALOUSY!

    As for us apparently wanting Richarlison, when it was rumoured on JA -AS IS ALSO PRETTY MUCH EVERY PLAYER WHO IS STILL PLAYING ANYWHERE, WORLD WIDE – overwhelmingly and wisely, our fans said ” no thank you, dear Everton”.
    OR in TRUTH, something a lot more basic than that phrase!

    1. What do you mean by this? He is a very good player in his own right and whenever he plays you can see that he is very committed.

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