Arsenal targetting yet another Brazilian bargain with EPL experience

One can’t help but notice that since Edu arrived at Arsenal with Gabriel Martinelli hanging on his shirt-tails, there has been a sudden massive increase in the Gunner’s Brazilian contingent.

David Luiz arrived last summer from Chelsea, and this break saw Willian join him, and now we have finally announced Gabriel Magalhaes. So with Martinelli we now have four, but according to an exclusive today from Football Insider, we are aiming to make it five with a move for West Ham’s Felipe Anderson.

The 27 year-old attacking midfielder arrived at the Hammers from Lazio in July 2018 for a then-record fee of £35m but his form dropped considerably in the last campaign after netting 9 times in the previous season. David Moyes has practically frozen him out since his arrival and, according to the Sun, Moyes is now looking to offload one of his highest earners.

I can easily believe that Edu would be looking at adding him to our Brazilian revolution, with the hope that he could regain his old form playing with his countrymen alongside him, and he will probably be allowed to leave for a reasonable fee as the Hammers try and cut their wage bill.

Obviously a lot will depend on Arsenal being able to offload players to add to our kitty, but if we fail to get Aouar because we can’t afford him, then I reckon that Anderson could be a very interesting backup plan.

He is highly experienced and has lived in London for the last two years, so will need hardly any settling in period, and surely Arteta will get him back to his best.

What do you think Gooners? Could this be a good move?

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20 Comments

  1. Skills1000 says:

    we need 3 more signings.

    Ceballos(Loan)
    Partey(45m pounds)
    Thiago Alcantra(27m pounds)

    We dont need Anderson.

    1. Rotimi says:

      No way Thiago is coming to us. Lot of fans screaming Aouar but forget he is a box to box MF, very quick ball carrier, somewhat like Ceballos, rather we need an attacking MF good for the pockets, someone with a very good turnover, something Aouar isn’t so great at, which is what Arteta seeks atm. Anderson will definitely play that comfortably and he’s got pace to burn. So, why not? For me its either Coutinho or something like him

      1. Martin says:

        I think Anderson would be a better addition. He’s the kind of a player we need to help scoring goals.

  2. Goona says:

    If i had a quid for every player linked to arsenal

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Goona, some people must think Arsenal has a Heidelberg printing press at the Emirates printing £50 by the millions.

  3. Zubby says:

    I believe arteta and edu both know whats best for the team.. He’s slightly above average but not wordclass. Btw he’s superb at dead balls

  4. Eddie says:

    Anderson no… If we don’t strike a deal with Lyon, look for a more flexible and technical midfielder, not another Brazilian, this time a reject from West Ham.
    I’ll be mad if we bring in Anderson instead of someone better then.
    There are very good and technical players in Spain that we can getting do the job.
    Partey and one more midfielder is needed.
    Also people keep saying why are we chasing Aouar when he’s similar to Ceballos, but ignore the fact that Ceballos is only here for another year and Aouar is the better version of the two who scores and assussy even from playing deep.
    Plus I think Arsenal are trying to take advantage of the Covid situation.
    Manchester City are distracted right now because of the whole Messi deal. I feel if they lose Messi, they’ll turn to Aouar to bolster their midfield.
    Plus imagine losing Ceballos next year then we start looking for his replacement all over again when things could be back to normal and prices would’ve gone up

    1. Skills1000 says:

      we cant afford Aouar.

      I would rather we get Thiago who has more experience for 22m pounds.
      He is leaving Bayern.
      Aouar is quality, but he wont come cheap.

      1. Eddie says:

        Lol…you think Thiago will come here?
        Can we even afford his wages?
        Why would Thiago come here when he’s interested in playing for Klopp?

  5. GoonerDean says:

    No thanks, good player but too inconsistent & injury prone

  6. Az Uganda says:

    I don’t mind if we win games

  7. Mohsan says:

    No more Brazilian please..if there has to be one then Neymar is the only one i would take lol!.

  8. Sue says:

    Sokratis fairly close to joining Napoli. Probably in the coming week.
    Kolasinac has several suitors, as mentioned a few days ago. He will most likely leave for around £10mil.
    Torreira currently considering 3 offers from Italy. He won’t be an Arsenal player much longer. #AFC

  9. Geo Sunyes TRS says:

    If arsenal can’t affort atm mf please i advice that they should go for anderson of west harm, because the boy is a hardworking & good labourer

  10. Grandad says:

    We have enough wingers.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  11. JW says:

    Can you Adam and Eve it?

    Bringing in a West Ham failure just because he is Brazilian!

    This what I have been afraid of: Arsenal changing their name to “Friends of EDU”

    Number 1 priority must be a BIG STRONG DEFENSIVE MIDFILDER”, not a weak kneed Brazilian.

    People talk about the Arsenal “Board”. I think “Two Short Planks” might be a better name for this Board.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 🤗 JW, thank goodness it is hopefully media or agent talk.
      Whatever funds Arsenal have need to be directed efficiently at the most deficient areas. Edu played with a great midfield and knows what it looks like. Arsenal doesn’t need more shiny injury prone wingers.

  12. man fRAN b says:

    Is cautinho’s transfer news dead?

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