Rumours circulating at the moment claim Arsenal are very close to agreeing the signing of their second major summer signing. The Gunners have already signed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach and if you believe reports today, a striker is on the way to the Emirates.
The said striker is Santos’ Gabriel Barbosa. Arsenal have been linked with pletora of strikers but having seen their hopes of signing Jamie vardy, it appears Wenger has decided to to look outside Europe for reinforcement in the striking department.
According to Brazilian radion station Bandeirantes, Arsenal have had a bid accepted for Gabriel Barbosa and the club is in talks with the player and his agents in regards to personal terms.
Bandeirantes journalist Elia Junior went on to confirm Arsenal will only need to pay $19.9 ( £15 million ) to sign the player who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Barbosa is one of the most highly rated players in the Brazilian league and those who have seen him play will know exactly why Wenger is interested in him. He is a good striker who has the potential to become world class in a couple of years from now and under good management.