Fabrizio says Arsenal have “genuine interest” in yet another EPL Brazilian forward

Yes we all know that Gaspar Edu is Brazilian and he organized the excellent transfer of Gabriel Martinelli to Arsenal before he was even given the job of technical director, and he has certainly made it a point to bring many more Brazilians to the Emirates. Okay Willian didn’t work out so well, but Gabriel is doing a good job.

The arrival of Maquinhos is expected very shortly, and Gabriel Jesus would be the icing on the cake if that happens.

But now Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Gunners are also keen on the exciting Leeds United winger Raphinha as a possible replacement for Pepe, who is expected to be playing elsewhere next season.

There has been rumours that Barcelona are very keen on the Brazilian as well, but they have revealed they have serious financial problems right now so Arsenal could get a free run. Having scored nine times this season and added three assists, Raphinha could be a very useful addition to our squad.

Perhaps he is being watched in case Gabriel Jesus falls through?


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  1. To my mind it is unfair to accuse Edu of having a fondness for signing his own countrymen, Brazilians!
    I recall a certain Arsene Wenger being fond of signing French players and I did NOT blame him either.

    For fuller context- for the percentage of Gooners on JA who care about and value CONTEXT – as a long time football fan, not merely about our own club either , I have long noticed that MOST managers from wherever,(I do not say ALL but MOST) have a fondness for signing their own countrymen.

    Could that even be – perish the unlikely thought- that managers have greater knowledge about their own countrymen!
    Oh, surely not(sarcasm, for those who are not bright enough to recognise it as such)!

    1. The difference is that Wenger was the Manager.
      Edu is simply the Director of Football.
      Using your logic you would have to ask whose team it is MA’s or Edu’s…

  2. I look at wolves and sighs in relief…..I mean they are assembling another Portuguese national team there, from goal keeper to attack… Nuno and now their present manager. All Portuguese

    Hence we are getting the result I don’t care ….if our game commentary is on Portuguese

  3. He is not overpriced for 55 million euros,i think we should go all out for him without negotiations for leeds to lower the fees and maybe we won’t need jesus if we get him.

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