Arsenal are monitoring Barcelona winger Raphinha but the Brazilian is reluctant to leave, having only joined last summer – Gunners want to increase attacking depth after missing out on Chelsea’s new £88m signing Mykhailo Mudryk
- Raphinha joined Barcelona from Leeds for £50m in the summer
- He has been a regular for the Catalan club this season and has scored three goals
- Arsenal are now watching the Brazil international to give him more depth
- Barca are keen to re-sign Pierre Emerick Aubameyang on loan
Arsenal are watching developments with Raphinha at Barcelona but the Brazilian wants to stay the way it is.
The 26-year-old joined the Nou Camp from Leeds in the summer and has made 23 appearances for Barca this season, scoring three goals.
He could now return to the Premier League as Arsenal look to add attacking depth to their squad as they push for a first title in 19 years.
Raphinha joined Barcelona from Leeds for £50m in the summer
He has been a regular for the Catalan club this season and has scored three goals
Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 in Sunday’s north London derby to sit eight points clear at the top of the league but face a tough test against Manchester United on Sunday.
The addition of players like Raphinha could be crucial in spreading the load at the Emirates, particularly after Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk has signed for Chelsea after months of ties with the Gunners.
The Brazil star is now being watched by Mikel Arteta who is trying to add depth to the squad
Barcelona, who need to sell again, have asked the Spanish FA if they can loan Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea again.
Arsenal keeper Arthur Okonkwo is on loan to Austrian first division club Sturm Graz.
The 21-year-old has never made a Senior Gunners appearance and spent the first part of this season on loan at Crewe Alexandra.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11638537/Arsenal-keeping-eye-Barcelonas-Raphinha-attempt-add-attacking-depth.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Arsenal are eyeing Barcelona’s Raphinha to add depth of attack