Arsenal told signing Neymar this summer is 'not impossible' amid striker search

Arsenal have been told it is "not impossible" to sign Neymar this summer, as Mikel Arteta continues to work on a new striker signing.

The Gunners want a new frontman after growing frustrated with the performances of Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, and have already missed out on key target Benjamin Sesko this summer.

Amid links with the likes of Rodrygo, Victor Osimhen, Viktor Gyokeres, Serhou Guirassy and Johan Bakayoko, a new name has entered the frame.

Neymar is currently plying his trade in Saudi Arabia after seven seasons with Paris Saint-German, but a serious knee injury has restricted the Brazilian to just five appearances, and one goal, in the first of season of his £127million-a-year deal.

Neymar at the Bahrain Grand Prix (AP)
Neymar at the Bahrain Grand Prix (AP)

But former Arsenal captain, and fellow Brazilian, Gilberto Silva believes Neymar can be lured back to Europe and, in particular, the Emirates Stadium, just a year after a £76m move to the Gulf state.

In an exclusive interview courtesy of Bet365’s Copa America coverage, the ex-Gunners man said: "I’d love to see Neymar in the Premier League with Arsenal. It would bring a lot of joy to fans and make the competition even more special.

"When you look at the Premier League, we want to see the best players in the world, and to have him around would be great. Let’s see. It’s not impossible that he could join Arsenal, why not."