Arsenal is STILL seeking a star wide receiver to join this summer, and they may wait for the entire transfer window to make the acquisition.
Despite already having a busy summer, Arsenal is still seeking to bolster their squad with a new winger.
Before completing a surprise deal for Porto star Fabio Vieira, the Gunners started the summer window quietly by bringing in Brazilian youth Marquinhos and American international goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Manchester City pair Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko have more recently been completed – but according to renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano(opens in new tab), Arsenal is still in the market for a big star to play out wide. The Gunners have been linked with Raphinha and Serge Gnabry – though the former joined Barcelona, while the latter opted to extend his contract at Bayern Munich.
Speaking to the Wondergoal Podcast(opens in new tab), Romano said that Arsenal is prepared to wait for the rest of the window for the right player – and that a bid for Leicester City Youri Tielemans isn’t off the table, either.
“Arsenal will be active till the end, honestly,” Romano said.
“As you mentioned Tielemans is a player that they’ve always been interested in but let’s see what happens with wingers because they wanted Raphinha so they’ve been exploring other alternatives in that position.
“So if something good will appear in the market, it could be a possibility.
“We know that for example, in January they wanted Dusan Vlahovic. They were not able to sign Dusan Vlahovic because the player wanted to join Juventus. And then they decided to wait. Wait in the market till June to sign Gabriel Jesus who was the second target.
“So, they’re not going to waste money on players that they don’t trust. This is why Arsenal wanted Lisandro, who joined Man Utd because Lisandro could play in many different positions.
“So Arteta is looking for this kind of player.”
Arsenal has currently spent £87m this summer, according to Transfermarkt(opens in new tab).