Should Arsenal target Richarlison after he hinted at a transfer?

Richarlison has admitted that he is looking to leave Everton this summer, but should Arsenal be in the hunt for his signature?

The Brazilian has proved to be a top player over the years, showing exactly why the Merseyside club was willing to pay up to £50 Million for his signature back in 2018. The Football Insider claims that they are willing to accept £50 Million this summer.

The player himself has admitted that he has discussed his future with the board and the manager about a potential summer move, but seemed respectful when asked about his future whilst on international duty.

“When we talk about changing clubs it’s a little bit complicated, due to the history I have there at Everton,” he is quoted as saying on international duty with Brazil (via SkySports). “The fans like me a lot. And when there are these talks about changing clubs, I feel like… that I don’t have anything to say. But I made myself clear to the board, I have talked with (Everton head coach, Frank) Lampard as well. He knows what I want.

“So, no matter what happens, it won’t disturb me at the national team, it won’t be a problem at the World Cup. I am totally focused at football so, no matter where I am, I will be playing my football with joy.

“We will see… Let’s wait this month. I am focused here at the national team now and let’s wait this month, the talk with my staff and (Everton’s) board to see what they will decide.”

While I think Richarlison would improve our options, and has the potential to be a great signing for us, I fear that our lack of discipline this season would only get worse with him in the side. He’s known for his antics on the field, and Mikel Arteta has already showed that he is lacking that bit of player control.

I think he is the exact level of player that we should be targeting however, so I’m definitely on the fence as to whether he would be a good signing or not.

Do you think Richarlison should be amongst our targets this summer?

Patrick

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15 Comments

  1. Richarlison need to many chances to score. Not efficient enogh IMO. Darwin Nunez, please.

    1. Richarlison needs to many chances to score. Not efficient enogh IMO. Darwin Nunez, please.

      1. Indeed Darwin Nunez is what we need right now. If not at least Victor.

  2. He’s too good for the current Arsenal team. Plus you won’t spend the 70m it would take to prise him away. Doesn’t matter what he wants, Everton hold the aces here -2.5 yrs left on contract and don’t need to sell if it isn’t in their interest. He will go to a CL English club, or go abroad. Arsenal have more pressing concerns in other areas.
    He deserves better than where he is right now, but he deserves better than Arsenal.

  3. I dont see Richarlison as a top player. He is sporadic, moody and not totally reliable. I would not be too excited if we did get him. He is too inconsistent.

  4. Really, Richarlison is raw but would help with pace, energy and press,
    He would allow our midfield and wingers space, so I believe he’s a good buy,

    Imagine an attack line of

    Martinelli -Richarlison-Saka

    Tielemans-Partey-Oedegaard,

    Even Liverpool would struggle to contain them,

    Arsenal’s weakness has been muscles and not having enough box-box players.

    I don’t mind Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus.

  5. No, he’s very average at best! He’d bring nothing to Arsenal. He’s been at Everton for a while now and before that Watford. As a striker he’s been found out, he’s got nothing in his box of tricks that’s going to make a difference for us. Unless Arteta can redefine and remodel him into something different. We’ll just be getting the mediocre Richarlison that we already know!

  6. Preferable to dcl imo, but that’s not saying much.
    A proper CF world improve us dramatically imo, whereas getting the wrong one will cause us to go backwards. This is the key signing for us this summer – No margin for error here!

  7. based on what I’m hearing, which surely isn’t written in stone, as it’s still early days, MA is clearly focused on Jesus and only Jesus, from a Striker standpoint…if so, this would be a very underwhelming get, especially after the re-upping of our purple patch kid…certainly not the display of intent I was praying for, as this looks way too similar to the diminutive Striker narrative that MA relied upon to get his desired 4th place, but it failed…that said, I do trust Jesus, from a goal-scoring perspective, far more than nevergoals Laca, but not enough to believe it moves us in the direction some of us so desperately crave

  8. God God, please NO! LUMBERING RICHARLISON HAS NOT PROVEDTO BE A GOOD PLAYEWR AT ALL SO THAT IS A NONSENSE CLAIM BY PATRICK!

    What he is though , is a distinctly very average but way over hyped player who will plainly not be on our radar at all and thank goodness for that. I would not have him, even on a free and nor will MA want him at all , imo.

  9. He is good, but not “that good”. Let’s focus on strike force instead. At least two quality strikers if budget permits, who can give us 20+ goals each per season. Whilst we need strengthening in CM, I however believe the strike department needs urgent attention instead. Nunez, Victor and Gabriel, at least two of them will do, Nunez being the top priority.

  10. Richardson is exactly what Arsenal need, definitely not Calvert-Lewis. He works hard without the ball, doesn’t allow defences to rest and is a hustler. He scores all types of goals and will put away a lot of chances created by Martinelli, Saka Odergaard and ESR. Everton lacks the creativity we have, but he’s still scores a lot.

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