Arsenal look in need of further changes to their squad even after a busy summer in the transfer market.
The Gunners spent big on the likes of Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and Albert Sambi Lokonga, but the early-season optimism that arose from those new purchases has not really been justified so far.
Arsenal got off to a disastrous start, then recovered, but are now looking pretty poor again after back-to-back defeats against Manchester United and Everton – two games they were leading in.
One major issue is Arsenal’s attack, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looking past his best, while Nicolas Pepe has fallen out of favour after a lack of impact. Alexandre Lacazette is also nearing the end of his contract, as is Eddie Nketiah.
Unsurprisingly, this has seen AFC linked strongly with a new signing up front, and it seems the man for the job could be the Everton front-man who caused them so many problems at the weekend – Richarlison.
Richarlison celebrates a goal for Everton
Fichajes state that Arsenal are in for the Brazil international to replace Aubameyang, and he looks like he’d be a very decent long-term option for that role.
Still, even if the north London giants can sign Richarlison to lead their attack, there’s still room for improvement behind him, and that’s why it’s also not surprising to see transfer rumours linking them with Juventus misfit Dejan Kulusevski.
The Sweden international has long looked like one of the most exciting young attacking players in Europe, but he’s enjoyed less regular playing time for Juventus this season, and La Repubblica have named Arsenal as potential suitors, stating they’re even preparing to send club chiefs to Italy for talks.
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If this works out, the 21-year-old could be a major upgrade on Pepe out wide, and give Richarlison better delivery to work with than Aubameyang has had this term.