Arsenal report: Mikel Arteta set to splash out on big-money winger

Arsenal have already had a busy summer, and are still looking to add another winger to the side.

The Gunners started the transfer window slowly, adding American international goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian youngster Marquinhos to their squad, before a surprise deal for Porto star Fabio Vieira was completed.

The Manchester City pairing of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko has been completed more recently, but according to a renowned transfer expert Fabricius Romano (opens in a new tab), Arsenal is still in the market for a big star to play for the sides. The Gunners have been linked with Raphinha and Serge Gnabry, although the former joined Barcelona while the latter opted to extend his contract at Bayern Munich.

Serge Gnabry

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Talking with him Wondergoal Podcast (opens in a new tab)Romano said Arsenal are prepared to wait the rest of the window for the right player, and a bid for Leicester City Youri Tielemans is also not out of the question.

“Arsenal will be active until the end, honestly,” Romano said.

“As you mentioned, Tielemans is a player that they have always been interested in, but let’s see what happens with the wingers because they wanted Raphinha, so they have been exploring other alternatives in that position.

Youri Tielemans of Leicester City during Leicester City training camp on July 12, 2022 in Evian-les-Bains,

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“So if something good shows up on the market, that could be a possibility.

“We know that, for example, in January they wanted Dusan Vlahovic. They couldn’t sign Dusan Vlahovic because the player wanted to join Juventus. And then they decided to wait. Wait on the market until June to sign Gabriel Jesus, who was the second objective

“So they’re not going to spend money on players they don’t trust. That’s why Arsenal wanted Lisandro, who joined Man Utd, because Lisandro could play in so many different positions.”

Lisandro Martinez

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“So Arteta is looking for this type of player.”

Arsenal have currently spent £87m this summer, according to Transfermarkt (opens in a new tab).

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Gabriel Jesus has finally secured a move to Arsenal, but a former Manchester City star has criticized his former team, calling the move “a mistake”.

Having completed the signings of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira and US goalkeeper Matt Turner, the Gunners don’t seem content to stop spending. Tammy Abraham has been linked, with Jose Mourinho keen to keep the talisman of him at Roma, while Lens star Cheick Doucoure has been linked and Leeds winger Raphinha is rumored.

There could still be expenses, too. Hector Bellerin is set to leave the club for which he became famous, while Kieran Tierney is a surprise target for Manchester City.