Boost for Arsenal as target is left out of matchday squad

Joao Felix has been left out of the Atletico Madrid squad for their Spanish Cup match against Real Oviedo tonight, as reported by The Daily Mail.

The Portuguese attacker is a target for Arsenal this month as they search for firepower after losing Gabriel Jesus to an injury that could keep him out for around three months.

Felix has fallen out with his manager, Diego Simeone and Atletico is now prepared to allow him to leave after backing their manager.

Arsenal and Manchester United want the attacker in the Premier League after the latter lost Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, he could be priced out of a move as his club wants a huge transfer fee and he wants a big salary.

Leaving him out of their latest squad could be because a discussion is taking place with another club.

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Felix has been one of the finest attackers in Europe since he broke onto the scene and will do an amazing job for us if we add him to the group.

The attacker has done well for Atleti so far despite their defensive style of play and could do better and thrive if he moves to London.

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17 Comments

  1. I’m not sure of the conditions regarding a loan; what is the fee required, how much of the salary we would have to cover, etc….

    Why overpay for a 6 month loan, or overpay a transfer fee to help Ath Madrid recoup most of the money they spent.

    Don’t see a line forming to help us recoup Pepe fee, so why pay to rent a player for 6 months who won’t be a guaranteed starter.

    The Summer would be time to address a proper Plan B option as a striker to provide something different.

    1. You’re right that Felix looks too expensive as a stopgap option, but if Eddie were injured, or needs a rest… then we don’t even have a Plan A striker for this season.

      The issue with Felix is that he fell out with his manager and hasn’t behaved in a way that makes him seem to fit the Arsenal squad profile, character-wise. One bad apple… and all that.

      1. Please Arsenal board, there’s one striker who can fire our team to Epl title #Mitrovic ofFulham.He is amanace@28 yrs with premier league experience.Arteta pls do something.

        1. He is as good as Gould we sold to Chelsea yes they both can score fantastic goals but they are not at the scoring level of Kane, Salah or Hulland.,,,,,,these are the sort of strikers Arsenal need not 3rd or 4th string strikers

      2. Good point, should Arteta pursue a player who falls out with his manager and doesn’t seem to represent the type of character traits Arteta wants in the squad.

      3. Eddie is ok but not good enough to lead a team possibly aiming for the title Felix although expensive could be tge one to get enough goals against bigger teams tgak Nketiah wont If we ended up winning the title with Felix the fee woukd not matter

    2. It’s a very expensive need that must be met either way. Yes, it’s a crazy deal but the team is so short of strikers/attackers. It’s one of those deals youd never go near if you had room to wiggle, unfortunately we dont have that luxury.

  2. My gut feeling is that Felix is on his way to joining us especially with Shakhtar really digging their heels over Mudryk. Still think we need another option though and I’m thinking about the forgotten man Calvert-Lewin. Now hear me out, would be the ideal target man, decent holdup/link play and good finisher. Everton would not be in a great bargaining position with their financial problems and them languishing at the bottom of the table so if we offer around the £30M mark they would have to seriously consider it. He is an Arsenal fan which I think helps in the sense that he would be happy to fight for his place, ‘x player won’t want to come and sit on the bench’ which people always bring up when debating about bringing in a striker. The only negative is his injuries but that aside why not?

    1. Arteta sometimes has a poor choice or selection of players, why did he buy Vieira and Lukonga those two are not Premier League quality, Nuno Travers is better than them Sell those two to raise enough funds to buy a top player,,, Good lucky with buyers for those players.

  3. Funny how chelsea is hellbent on screwing arsenal deals instead of focusing on their talent search. The scumbags are in for Mudryk and are willing to pay the 85 mil wanted by shaktar though mudryk has no time for them! interesting times. I hope we pull out and mudryk shows them the middle finger

    1. Could be a spamming try by Chelsea to make us overpay for the player. In such case Mudryk can say he isn’t interested in signing for Chelsea and hopefully force shaktar into accepting Arsenal’s price in January.

      Otherwise, the player’s value can go down as months go by and we can bid again in the Summer; albeit for a lower price.

    2. It’s always the case with Arsenal identifying good talents and failing to purchase. Greedy/jealous clubs will throw spanners in the works for the deal to collapse or they buy and loan out. It’s high time Arsenal also become a big boy in the market if we want to be a big club.

  4. Mudryk still holds the trump card in that his agreement and signature is required to facilitate a deal with any Club including Chelsea.He is apparently keen to join his compatriot Zinchenko at Arsenal and should dig in his heels to make it happen.

    1. Exactly my point grandad, recently we wanted a certain striker and even when we were prepare to pay more he held is ground and went to the club of his choice at the time.

  5. Of course he’s been left out as he wants out of the club but Athletico’s lone fee demands are completely unrealistic.
    Surely no one will pay that amount for a 6 month loan without any option to buy?

  6. 21 million for six months. Sure Gabriel cost us 20-plus million [I think 23m], Tierney, too, [25m], and Martinelli for 6 million. His wages are over every player’s wage on our team. I don’t see us agreeing on this one unless they cut all finances in half and let us have a buy option come to the end of the season

  7. Well i don’t see Felix at arsenal not unless the mudryk deal fails to materialise but i know Edu is handling things and arteta confirmed that after the 0-0 draw with Newcastle so let’s be positive and hope money doesn’t change mudryk.

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