Arsenal’s search for new recruits continues as they look to bolster their thin squad under Mikel Arteta. Now, reports suggest that Arsenal are considering reigniting their interest in Raphinha, who was on their radar back in the summer.
However, Mundo Deportivo understands that the player’s entourage has no interest in changing clubs mid-season, and he will stay at Barcelona for the remainder of the campaign.
The Gunners had been keen on Mykhaylo Mudryk, but were unable to meet Shakhtar Donetsk’s asking price and missed out on the Ukrainian winger, who instead joined Chelsea in a £87 million deal. It’s clear that Arsenal needs to add more depth to their squad if they want to compete on multiple fronts this season.
With Gabriel Jesus already sidelined for an extended period and the potential for other injuries, the Gunners need to have more options to maintain their momentum. While Raphinha may not be available this month, Brighton’s Leandro Trossard has also been linked as a potential target.
Arsenal’s recruitment team has been crucial to the club’s resurgence this season, and they will need to make the right moves in the transfer market if they want to continue their climb up the Premier League table.
It’s important that they don’t overpay for players, but at the same time, they need to make sure they have the necessary depth to compete for silverware. Only time will tell if Arsenal can make the right moves in the transfer market this month.