Report: 'Top level' recruitment staff are all saying that 'world class' £113m player is perfect for Arsenal
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Report: 'Top level' recruitment staff are all saying that 'world class' £113m player is perfect for Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have to decide soon if he wants to dip into the transfer market to replace Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian forward suffered a knee injury while at the World Cup with Brazil, and is expected to be out for several months.

A report from The Athletic has highlighted a number of players who could be on the move in January.

Arsenal will want to consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League by investing in the transfer market.

An attacker is now likely to be at the top of their list of priorities, with Eddie Nketiah their only fit striker.

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Sporting director Edu demanded Jesus return to Arsenal for surgery after his injury.

However, he now has a new focus in potentially finding his replacement in a notoriously difficult month to recruit wisely.

The Athletic’s report suggests that Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix could be available next month.

He’s previously been linked with a move to Aston Villa, while Newcastle could also be in the race for the Portuguese.

However, ‘top-level’ recruitment staff believe Felix would be perfect for Arsenal.

Felix would be perfect for Arsenal

The 23-year-old forward has been linked with Arsenal over the past few weeks.

Matteo Moretto has claimed that Arsenal have already made their move to sign Felix.

Felix joined Atletico Madrid in 2019 for a mammoth £113m fee.

He’s shown flashes of his ability under Diego Simeone, but has yet to fulfil his massive potential.

Atletico Madrid’s chief executive said last week that it was “reasonable to think that he (Joao Felix) might leave”.

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This could now be the perfect opportunity for Arsenal to sign Felix in January.

Felix is capable of playing as a centre-forward, but is more comfortable out wide.

He could deputise for Jesus while the Brazilian is unavailable, before challenging for a position on either wing.

Jesus has been important to Arsenal for more than just his goal scoring, and Felix can link play and carry the ball equally well.

He’s likely to be an expensive outlay, but Arsenal would be very well to bring in the ‘world class’ Felix in January.

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