Since the arrival of Edu at Arsenal – with Gabriel Martinelli hanging on his shirt-tails – there has been a sudden massive increase in the Gunners Brazilian contingent.
According to an exclusive today from Football Insider, the Gunners are about making a move for West Ham’s Felipe Anderson.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder arrived at the Hammers from Lazio in July 2018 for a then-record fee of £35m but his form dropped considerably in the last campaign after netting 9 times in the previous season.
David Moyes has practically frozen him out since his arrival and, according to the Sun, Moyes is now looking to offload one of his highest earners.
It is believed that Edu would be looking at adding him to the Brazilian revolution going on at the Emirates, with the hope that he could regain his old form playing with his countrymen alongside him, and he will probably be allowed to leave for a reasonable fee as the Hammers try and cut their wage bill.
Obviously a lot will depend on Arsenal being able to offload players to add to their kitty, but if they fail to get Aouar because they can’t afford him, then Anderson could be a very interesting backup plan.
Anderson is highly experienced and has lived in London for the last two years, so will need hardly any settling in period, and Arteta will hopefully get him back to his best.