Arsenal weighing up a move for highly rated Brazilian midfielder

Brazilian outfit Athletico Paranaense confirms Arsenal interest in their star man.

Arsenal is interested in signing Athletico Paranaense’s Bruno Guimaraes, according to the club’s president. Guimaraes has been impressing for the Brazilian outfit for some time now and it appears that he could soon be on his way to Europe.

Competition for his signature is high with reports claiming that Benfica has already made a bid for him.

Arsenal has no plans to spend significantly this month as they look to keep enough money for a summer rebuild, however, the interest from Benfica could force them to change their plans.

Chelsea has also sent a scout to check on the 22 years old and the reports brought back to Stamford Bridge has been mostly positive.

Arsenal is, however, the English team with the most serious interest and the club’s president, Mario Celso Petraglia has confirmed that.

Petraglia told Portuguese outlet O Jogo ( via Metro ): “Yes it’s true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes.

“Let’s study Benfica’s offer. On Monday we will meet the club board to assess this situation.

“Arsenal are interested, but will only make an offer towards the end of the season.”

It is unclear how Arsenal would react to the news of Benfica’s offer, but a move to the Emirates now would most likely be a loan move with an obligation to buy in the summer.

6 Comments

  1. Dhego says:

    I think he is Xhaka version, but looks worrier with a better ball skill.

  2. Sue says:

    OT.. So we’re hoping to have Auba’s suspension reduced… any chance of that happening? Very slim, I’d say!

    Mike Dean is officiating on Saturday – oh great.

    1. GB says:

      Let’s just hope it gets reduced from 3 to 2 games and not increased to 4 games if found “frivolous “.

  3. gotanidea says:

    Doesn’t look better than what we have

    Better get Eduardo Camavinga instead, so we wouldn’t have to worry if Xhaka leaves or gets injured

  4. MR CANDLE says:

    Maybe to bring Ndindi,
    but those south American midifilders, u u uh

  5. Break-on-through says:

    He likes to dribble, he gives a lot of through balls, he can tackle a bit too. He looks good, but I think AFC fans might want more speed and athleticism in a new signing for CM. He plays CDM and CM, his passing looks decent for someone who hits a lot of forward passes. He’s a strong lad. He has got a resemblance to Xhaka, but he dribbles too often to be compared like for like. He also tries to get closer to goal before having a pop. He looks a good player, but without seeing him regularly throughout 90 min, it’s difficult to have anything other than a snap judgement. The stats show that he is rounded but doesn’t do well in the air, but that league over there might have something to do with that, they like the ball on the ground. I think Arsenal might be used in this situation to try and squeeze a few more million from the deal, but I could be wrong.

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