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Arsenal have despatched their scouts out to look at an thrilling new striker in motion over the weekend, forward of a possible summer season transfer.

Arsenal gunning for glory

Into Mikel Arteta’s fourth full season on the helm, his Arsenal aspect are pushing for a Premier League and Champions League double. A 0-0 draw on the Etihad Stadium on Sunday noticed Liverpool leapfrog them on the prime of the Premier League, however they sit simply two factors behind Jurgen Klopp’s aspect with 9 video games left to play, with Metropolis an extra level again.

Premier League because it stands

Performed

Gained

Drawn

Misplaced

Purpose Distinction

Factors

Liverpool

29

20

7

2

40

67

Arsenal

29

20

5

4

46

65

Manchester Metropolis

29

19

7

3

35

64

In the meantime, they superior to the Champions League quarter-final and face a conflict with previous bullies Bayern Munich, earlier than a semi-final towards one among Manchester Metropolis and Actual Madrid, who face off within the different quarter-final on their aspect of the draw.

All of this has been achieved with fairly a significant gap of their aspect, and striker is a place that they want to fill this summer season. Now, they’re seemingly taking steps to organize.

Arsenal ship scouts to Portugal

Now, it has emerged that Arsenal have despatched scouts to Portugal this weekend, with the proficient Porto striker Evanilson the principle man that their expertise spotters have been lured in to look at.

In fact, Arsenal have already had a few shut seems to be at his expertise. Evanilson began each legs towards the Gunners within the Champions League spherical of 16, although he made little affect and was substituted late on in each video games.

That hasn’t dampened Arsenal’s enthusiasm although, and HITC report that Mikel Arteta’s aspect despatched their scouts to Portugal to maintain tabs on him as soon as extra in Porto’s conflict with Estoril, the place they had been joined by Newcastle’s scouts too. Evanilson shall be hoping that he is not judged off that specific efficiency, with the Brazilian failing to hit the goal with any of his three photographs and being booked in a shock 1-0 loss for the Portuguese giants.

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His expertise is evident to see although, with the 24-year-old having scored 22 objectives in 35 outings thus far this season, in addition to grabbing six assists. Labelled a “critical expertise” by expertise scout Jacek Kulig, there’s clearly nonetheless loads extra to return from the star.

And he has his followers in North London. Particularly, Arsenal’s new scout for South American expertise, Paulo Xavier, is assumed to have been impressed by the Brazilian frontman, and will properly be the person behind the Gunners curiosity forward of the summer season window.

It stays to be seen whether or not a transfer materialises, with Porto regarded as holding out for a payment of round £65m for any deal to happen this summer season and the likes of Ivan Toney, Victor Gyokores and Alexander Isak all additionally regarded as on Arsenal’s radar of their hunt for a brand new no.9.