Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign FC Barcelona attacker Raphinha having missed out on Mykhailo Mudryk, with the Ukrainian international set to join Chelsea.

According to SportItalia, the north London side have made contact with the Brazilian international hours after news broke that Chelsea had agreed to sign Mudryk, snapping up the winger right from Arsenal’s noses despite a deal looking certain.

Arsenal turn to Raphinha after missing out on Mudryk signing

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Raphinha is a player Arsenal fans need no introduction too. The former Leeds United star was heavily linked with the Gunners in the summer before Barcelona eventually won the race for the 25-year-old attacker in a £50m deal.

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However, Raphinha’s dream move to Catalonia has not gone to plan, with the winger struggling for form and reports already emerging that the South American talisman could leave Barcelona after just one season at the club.

As a result, a move to Arsenal could now actually be on the cards for Raphinha, who Edu Gaspar is a big fan of as reported by Sky Sports News. And after missing out on Mudryk, signing the Barcelona star could be a great alternative.

Edu can finally fulfil Raphinha dream this January

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Given just how crucial a backup to the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli is this January, signing a quality wide-forward must be Arsenal’s endgame in the coming weeks, and Edu can fulfil his dream of bringing Raphinha to north London in the process.

As we know, Raphina has failed to impress for Barcelona despite being one of the best attackers in the Premier League with Leeds. And for Arsenal, even a loan deal for the winger could be a smart piece of business given how important cover on the flanks is for Mikel Arteta’s side.

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