Vinicius Jr emerges as transfer target for struggling Premier League giants Arsenal

Vinicius Jr emerges as transfer target for struggling Premier League giants Arsenal

- Vinicius Jr could join Arsenal when the winter transfer window opens

- Mikel Arteta wants to bolster his attack in a bid to avoid relegation this season

- The Brazilian is equally struggling under Zidane and Real Madrid might allow him to join the EPL club on loan

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Real Madrid youngster, Vinicius Jr has reportedly emerged as a top transfer target for struggling Premier League giants Arsenal during the winter transfer window.

The Gunners are currently battling relegation after sitting 15th on the log with 14 points from 14 games - their worst start to the season in over four decades.

Although their form in the continental championship has been impeccable after winning all six group games to progress to the next round of the competition.

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However, the same cannot be said of the North Londoners who are just four points above the relegation zone after 14 rounds of matches.

Vinicius Jr emerges as top transfer target for struggling Premier League giants Arsenal
Vinicius Jr in action for Real Madrid during their La Liga triumph over Granada. Photo by Denis Doyle
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Meanwhile, underfire manager Mikel Arteta has identified the Brazilian forward as a key signing who might help unlock his side's potentials in front of the goal.

Arsenal have scored just 12 goals and conceded 16 in all of their EPL games so far, hence, the need to bolster the attack when the window opens next year.

Since captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has failed to live up to expectations and Willian is not delivering, Arteta wants to bring the Brazilian forward to the Emirates to shake things up.

SunSport quoting Daily Star claims Arsenal want to try their luck again on the attacker, having failed in their attempts to sign him last year.

Former boss Unai Emery was interested in the youngster but Real Madrid refused to part ways with their player.

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Sources reveal that the Gunners have a robust relationship with the player's agent and they intend to use that in their favour.

With the attacker struggling under Zinedine Zidane, Los Blancos might be willing to allow Vinicius to move to the Premier League club on loan for the remainder of the season.

He has made 19 appearances for the Spanish club across competitions with just three goals and one assist credited to him so far this campaign.

Aside from the Brazilian, Arsenal have also been linked with a shock move for Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen, who has been put up for sale by the Italian club. earlier reported that two second-half goals from Casemiro and Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid beat stubborn Granada in a tough Spanish League encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The victory means coach Zinedine Zidane's men maintain their 100 per cent record in the last month of the year having won all five La Liga games they have played so far in December.

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