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Arsenal ready to focus on winger signing before deadline

Arsenal ready to focus on winger signing before deadline

By Dan Critchlow

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Mikel Arteta reacts during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Goal report that with Raphinha opting to join Barcelona over Arsenal or Chelsea, the Gunners still feel they have a hold in the squad.

Mikel Arteta wants to bring in a player to cover for Bukayo Saka, but also to compete with the winger. So he’s specifically looking for a winger capable of starting on the right.

Arteta currently has Nicolas Pepe in his squad, but Arsenal will allow Pepe to move on this summer as long as they can find a buyer. The club’s record signing is no longer in their long-term plans.

The identity of Arsenal’s target on the wing remains a mystery for now. There are no strong links to anyone as it stands.

There was some talk of a move for Cody Gakpo this week, but Gakpo is pretty decidedly a left-winger. Though he has played occasionally on the right, it’s clearly not his preferred position.

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS: Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven looks on during the UEFA Conference League Quarter Final Leg Two match between PSV Eindhoven and Leicester City at Philips Stadium on April 14, 2022. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS: Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven looks on during the UEFA Conference League Quarter Final Leg Two match between PSV Eindhoven and Leicester City at Philips Stadium on April 14, 2022. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Arteta’s latest quotes on Arsenal’s window support Goal’s assessment, with the manager insisting there’s still more to do – in and out – following the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Evidently, Arteta is hoping to make at least one more signing, and a winger makes sense. Arsenal needed to add more goals last season, and bringing in a winger as well as Gabriel Jesus up front will help.

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Source: Daily Cannon.

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