All terms agreed: Bernard to Arsenal is done

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Most Arsenal fans are very sure that we need at least one more signing after Lucas Torreira arrives as our defensive midfielder, and that is a true out-and-out left winger to supply some accurate crosses to our super-strikers, so why not go for a proven Brazilian?

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Bernard has been in the Ukraine for the last five years, but he has recently become a free agent and there is little or no publicity about where he will be moving to or who his next club is going to be, so why shouldn’t it be Arsenal?

In January, he was free to talk to clubs outside the Ukraine, and he told reporters: “There is interest from European clubs, many things are appearing. That is why I have to have my head in the right place, be calm and know and choose the best [option],” he told Lance! “The most important thing for me is to continue dedicated to what I do.

 “Who knows whether it’s in Shakhtar, returning to Brazil or going to another team in Europe. We will only know more in the future and I hope it’s the best for me and for the place I end up playing at. Negotiations are very confidential and there cannot be any mistakes. At this time, I cannot say which clubs want me and what the final outcome will be.”

I am sure him and his agent are simply looking for the best deal, as the 25 year-old said himself: …”We have to sit down and analyse everything. I’m 25, it could be the contract of my life, of my career. Generally the contracts are of four or five years. By then I will be 29 or 30 and that is mainly why I need to give it a good think.”

So it could be a match made in heaven. Arsenal are one of the richest clubs in the world and, without a transfer fee, can offer enormous wages. Surely we should be in with a chance?

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