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January Arsenal swoop for Moraes would surely end Welbeck’s time at the club

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January Arsenal swoop for Moraes would surely end Welbeck’s time at the club

Danny Welbeck’s dwindling contract and long-term injury already make it unlikely he will be an Arsenal player on the opening day of next season but if Unai Emery lands Wesley Moraes, it would surely be the final nail in the Englishman’s Arsenal coffin.

Arsenal are set to battle Fiorentina and Valencia for the signature of Club Brugges striker Wesley Moraes, according to the Sun. 

Unai Emery has reportedly been tracking the 22-year-old hitman throughout the season and is now weighing up the prospect of a £15m bid in January.

Moraes has a contract until 2023 but the Gunners are apparently hoping that a big-money bid would convince the Belgian outfit to sell mid-season.

The striker has ten goals in 22 appearances across all competitions this season, including a Champions League strike against Thierry Henry’s Monaco side.

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What would landing Wesley mean for Arsenal’s current striking options? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are shining under Emery, but the signs are nowhere near as good for third-choice Danny Welbeck.


His Gunners contract is expiring at the end of the season and a long-term ankle injury already made it unlikely that the England international would be kept on by Emery.

Landing Wesley would surely be the final nail in the coffin of Welbeck’s Arsenal career, which has seen him divide opinion on whether he is good enough to succeed at the Emirates Stadium.

If he can get his fitness back, there should be suitors for Welbeck next summer.

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