Journalist Charles Watts has tipped Arsenal to seek out alternatives to Raphinha as it looks like they will suffer a ‘blow’ and miss out on the player.
Not that long ago, it looked as though the Brazilian would be swapping Yorkshire for London as the Gunners made a very real attempt to sign him.
Either way, it now seems unlikely that Raphinha will join Arsenal in what has been a ‘disappointing’ development for the club. Watts took to Twitter to say as much, but pointed out that other players could still be signed.
He wrote: “No doubt it will be disappointing should Raphinha end up at Chelsea. It felt like he could make a major impact next season and would have really strengthened the attacking options alongside the arrival of Jesus. It’s a blow, but still plenty of time to work on alternatives.”
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However, if the Gunners were ready to spend big on the Leeds man, it suggests they have money to splash on one of those possible ‘alternatives’ alluded to by Watts.
It remains unclear as to who the club’s next possible winger target could be, but it seems as though there is still ample reason for fans to be optimistic about Arsenal’s upcoming transfer business.